Snapshot

Commercial Cleaners clean offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.
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Commercial Cleaners
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
147,200
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$807
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
High
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Decline
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.

  • vacuuming carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture
  • cleaning, dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • removing rubbish and recyclable material, and emptying containers, bins and trays
  • stripping wax from floors, re-waxing and polishing floors
  • cleaning and disinfecting laundry and bathroom fixtures, replenishing supplies and reporting defective plumbing fixtures
  • operating industrial vacuum cleaners to clean floors, work areas and machines
  • removing dust and dirt from ceilings, walls, overhead pipes and fixtures
  • applying acids and solvents to surfaces to remove stains and dirt
  • removing lint, dust, soot, oil, grease, sludge and other residues from machines, hulls and holds of ships, and interiors and exteriors of furnaces, boilers and tanks
  • may clean exteriors of buildings by sand-blasting and applying solvents

Job Titles

  • Commercial Cleaner

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

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

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