PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION
Purpose: The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop in a learner, the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies required for a career in the Hygiene & Cleaning Services Industry. Central to the qualification is the development of a culture of quality service and professionalism in a cleaning services environment. This qualification intends to produce cleaners who can find gainful employment in the cleaning industry. This qualification will enable learners to access learning in a related field (e.g. Hospitality, Health Care, Wholesale and Retail, Food Production or Manufacturing etc), or a related branch of cleaning (e.g. Industrial, Hospital, Car Wash, Dry Cleaning and Laundry, Garden Services, Aircraft Cleaning or Textile Cleaning etc.). Rationale: The range of typical learners will include cleaners, team leaders, supervisors, temporary or relief cleaners and emerging entrepreneurs who currently, or who aspire, to operate in the cleaning industry at large. It is recognised that Cleaning is a ‘feeder’ industry from which learners can move into other related sectors. This qualification is designed as the first qualification in the learning pathway in the cleaning sector and is suited to the following occupations:
  • Cleaner.
  • Laundry assistant.
  • Car wash attendant.
  • Garden services.
  • Relief cleaner.
  • Room attendants.
  • Ward hostess.
  • Domestic worker.
  • Sculler.