Snapshot

Cleaners clean surfaces, materials and objects, such as carpets, windows, walls, swimming pools and cooling towers, using specialised cleaning equipment and chemicals. Includes Carpet Cleaners and Window Cleaners.
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Cleaners
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
14,400
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$786
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Slight growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • cleaning carpets and upholstered furniture using cleaning machines and their attachments
  • selecting and applying cleaning agents to remove stains from carpets, windows and surfaces
  • filling carpet cleaning machines with water and other cleaning agents
  • pushing pile-lifting machines over carpets and brushing pile to raise and fluff nap
  • treating carpets with soil-repellent chemicals and deodorants, and treating for pests
  • using ladders, swinging scaffolds, bosun's chairs, hydraulic bucket trucks and other equipment to reach and clean windows in multi-storey buildings
  • cleaning stone walls, metal surfaces, fascias and window frames using high pressure water cleaners and solvents
  • applying chemicals and high pressure cleaning methods to remove micro-organisms from water and filtration systems, and using wet vacuums and other suction equipment to remove scale, accumulated dirt and other deposits from swimming pools, cooling towers.

Job Titles

  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Window Cleaner
  • Cleaners

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Cleaning Operations
  • Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

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