Certificate III in Cleaning Operations


This qualification reflects the role of cleaners responsible for undertaking a range of routine and non-routine tasks according to work schedules, liaising with clients and in some cases members of the public, and operating in a range of general residential and commercial settings as well as specialist cleaning environments. The cleaner may work alone, with or without supervision, and has responsibility for selecting, preparing and using appropriate cleaning methods for a range of cleaning situations while ensuring safe work practices

Job roles
Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Carpet Cleaner
  • Commercial Cleaner
  • Industrial Cleaner

Pathways from the qualification

Certificate IV
Certificate IV in Cleaning Management

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Course structure

Packaging rules:

14 Total Units

  • 5 core units
  • 9 elective units, consisting of:

  • The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:
  • all 9 units may be chosen from the elective units listed
  • up to 3 units may be chosen from other Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in CPP or another current Training Package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Sample Training Plan
Below is a sample unit list.

Core Units

  • CPPCLO3003 Clean using safe work practices
  • CPPCLO3005 Confirm and apply privacy & security requirements for cleaning work
  • CPPCLO3019 Remove waste and recyclable materials
  • CPPCLO3035 Maintain cleaning storage areas
  • CPPCMN3006 Provide effective client service

Elective Units

  • CPPCLO3001 Maintain hard floor surfaces
  • CPPCLO3002 Restore hard floor surfaces
  • CPPCLO3004 Maintain carpeted floors
  • CPPCLO3009 Clean glass surfaces
  • CPPCLO3014 Maintain clean-room environments
  • CPPCLO3017 Clean wet areas
  • CPPCLO3018 Clean and maintain furniture and fittings
  • CPPCLO3038 Clean food-handling area
  • CPPCLO3024 Clean fabric upholstery

Course Code:

Certificate III

Delivery Mode:
New Entrant Traineeship

Course Fees:
Price on application. 
This course may be subsidised under NSW Smart and Skilled