National code: CPP30321

Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

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

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Cleaning Operations does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 0 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

The Certificate III in Cleaning Operations does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Maintain cleaning storage areas CPPCLO3100

  • Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities BSBWHS332X

  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers BSBOPS304

  • Work effectively in business environments BSBOPS201

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

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

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