Snapshot

Laundry Workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and dry cleaning establishments, and private residences.
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Laundry Workers
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
14,600
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$725
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Above average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Below average
  • 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.

  • sorting articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
  • placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas
  • checking and removing stains from garments, and replacing buttons and making minor repairs
  • loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors
  • adding cleaning agents and starches to articles
  • smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines
  • stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
  • ironing and pressing clean articles
  • placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
  • packaging articles and preparing orders for despatch

Job Titles

  • Laundry Worker
  • Drycleaner
  • Ironer or Presser

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate II in Dry Cleaning Operations

Other Careers In This Industry

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