Laundry Worker (General)

Sorts, cleans, irons, folds and packages linen, clothing and other garments in a commercial laundry.
Training time 13 weeks - 2 years
Average pay $33,612
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 2,400

What does a Laundry Worker (General) do?

  • 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

Specialisations

  • Folding Machine Operator
  • Linen Sorter

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Health Support Services
TAFE
Certificate III in Laundry Operations