8112 Commercial Cleaners

ANZSCO Unit Group Code: 
ANZSCO Unit Group Name: 
Commercial Cleaners
ANZSCO Unit Group Description: 


COMMERCIAL CLEANERS clean offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.
Indicative Skill Level:
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
Tasks Include:

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

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
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