Drycleaner

Also known as Dry Cleaner.
Cleans clothing, garments, upholstery and other fabrics using drycleaning agents and machines.
Training time 1.5 - 3 years
Average pay $34,722
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 600

What does a Drycleaner 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

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations
TAFE