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Domestic cleaners tidy, clean and disinfect private residences, such as. They either work for a company or run their own business.

Work is performed at private residences such as houses, units, apartments and townhouses. Cleaners may be on call and work irregular hours, early mornings, evenings, nights or weekends.

Suits reliable people who can work independently. Knowledge of health and safety issues and different cleaning methods is important.


  • vacuum carpets, curtains and upholstered furniture
  • sweep, mop, wax and polish tiled, vinyl, timber and concrete floors
  • tidy rooms, empty wastepaper bins and remove rubbish
  • clean and disinfect kitchens, bathrooms and toilets
  • dust, clean and polish furniture and other homewares
  • clean windows and other glass surfaces.


  • stressful.

To become a Domestic Cleaner

Skills employers are looking for

  • Housekeeping

  • Communication Skills

  • Laundry

  • Ironing

  • Organisational Skills

  • Time Management

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