Build the skills you need to work as a residential or commercial cleaner. Start your career in a growing industry and learn how to make sites tidy and safe for the public.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Contribute to the health and safety of others
Work effectively in business and residential environments
Safely store and maintain cleaning equipment
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Confidently clean industrial, residential, and commercial spaces
Be certified to work as a cleaner for all levels of government
A strong pathway to enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Good communication and collaboration skills
Attention to detail
The ability to handle tools and equipment
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Residential or commercial cleaner, Healthcare cleaner, Specialist cleaner, Hospitality cleaner, Cleaner for educational facilities, Self-employed cleaner and Cleaning business owner
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Cleaning Operations does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Cleaning Operations does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Cleaning Operations qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 5 core and 9 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.