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Domestic Cleaner

Domestic Cleaners wash, tidy and organise private residences. They work as live-in aids or on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They must manage tasks efficiently and have strong attention to detail.

Duties and tasks

  • Clean, disinfect and sanitise bathrooms, toilets and kitchens
  • Empty and clean out trash bins and recycled materials and dispose of in designated areas
  • Execute tasks according to allotted time; prioritise most important areas
  • Listen and understand client requests and needs to carry out tasks
  • Organise and tidy rooms, cupboards and storage areas as needed or requested
  • Provide detailed cleaning including dusting and polishing furniture, removing stains and cleaning hard-to-reach areas
  • Vacuum, sweep, wax and mop various types of floors

Skills required

  • Communication Skills
  • Excellent Organisational Skills
  • Physical Fitness
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Domestic Cleaners work mainly inside private residences carrying out various cleaning and organisational tasks. They may work for the same patron daily as a live-in or out domestic cleaner, or travel to different residences daily based on schedule.

Professional associations / Industry information

CPSISC represents the workforce training and skills development needs of the construction and property services industries
Service Skills Australia

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