Commercial Cleaner

Cleans offices, residential complexes, hospitals, schools, industrial work areas, industrial machines, construction sites and other commercial premises using heavy duty cleaning equipment.
Training time 20 weeks - 1 year
Average pay $31,848
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 36,500

What does a Commercial Cleaner do?

  • vacuuming carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture
  • cleaning, dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • removing rubbish and recyclable material, and emptying containers, bins and trays
  • stripping wax from floors, re-waxing and polishing floors
  • cleaning and disinfecting laundry and bathroom fixtures, replenishing supplies and reporting defective plumbing fixtures
  • operating industrial vacuum cleaners to clean floors, work areas and machines
  • removing dust and dirt from ceilings, walls, overhead pipes and fixtures
  • applying acids and solvents to surfaces to remove stains and dirt
  • removing lint, dust, soot, oil, grease, sludge and other residues from machines, hulls and holds of ships, and interiors and exteriors of furnaces, boilers and tanks


  • Aircraft Cabin Cleaner
  • School Cleaner

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate II in Cleaning
Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
Certificate II in Health Support Services
Certificate III in Health Support Services
Certificate IV in Cleaning Management