Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

CPP31011 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

The Certificate III in Cleaning Operations applies to individuals working in the cleaning industry as cleaners who are responsible for planning work, liaising with customers and operating in a range of general domestic and commercial settings as well as specialised cleaning environments.

The cleaner may work alone or under supervision and have responsibility selecting the method of cleaning to be used and ensuring safe work practices..

Position Outcomes:

  • Cleaner
  • Cleaning Supervisor

19 units in total to be completed (4 Core Units and 15 Electives)

Core Units

  • Plan for safe and efficient cleaning activities
  • Maintain cleaning storage areas
  • Support leadership in the workplace
  • Contribute to workplace safety arrangements

Elective Units

  • Maintain carpeted floors
  • Clean glass surfaces
  • Maintain furniture, fittings and room dressings
  • Clean wet areas
  • Sort and remove waste and recyclable materials
  • Clean external surfaces
  • Replace a hard floor finish
  • Restore hard floor surfaces
  • Use dry absorbent compound
  • Clean window coverings
  • Wash furniture and fittings
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Respond to enquiries and complaints
  • Comply with infection control policies and procedures


Fees and Charges

  • $2000 – Full Course
  • $1700 – Self-Directed
  • $1200 – Full RPL


Funding Opportunities

QLD – 2014-2015 VET Investment Plan – Certificate III Guarantee (Available to students who do not hold a Certificate III Qualification)

  • Non-Concession Learners – $179.93 / $9.47 per unit
  • Concession Learners – $89.87 / $4.73 per unit


WA – User Choice

  • $1097.82 Full Fee / $550.62 Concession
  • Fees based on standard unit selection of 312 nominal hours

“The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees”.

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