8114 Housekeepers

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HOUSEKEEPERS perform cleaning and housekeeping duties in hotels, motels and other commercial premises, and in private residences.
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:

cleaning the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas
sweeping, mopping and polishing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, and cleaning curtains and upholstered furniture
dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
picking up rubbish, emptying garbage containers, and taking contents to waste areas for removal
restocking minibars and replenishing items such as drinking glasses, writing equipment, linen and groceries
stripping and making beds, and changing bed linen
maintaining kitchens, washing dishes and cooking utensils, and cleaning appliances, cupboards, counters, pantries and floors
picking up, sorting, washing, drying, ironing and mending linen and clothes
preparing and cooking meals, setting and clearing tables, and serving food and beverages
taking care of household pets and plants, receiving visitors, answering telephones, delivering messages, and shopping for groceries

Avg. weekly earnings - males (May 2012): 
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