Cleaning VHT207

Learn to Clean 

  • Commercial Properties
  • Public Facilities
  • Homes

Scope of Cleaning

Cleaning work can be general, or specialised, for example:

General Cleaners

Cleaning may be undertaken by general cleaning businesses and crews. People with general skills may be hired for:

  • Residential house cleaning
  • Office cleaning
  • Shopping centre cleaning and maintenance
  • Toilet cleaning and maintenance (which can be separately contracted, especially for facilities in parks, leisure centres, offices, and others)
  • Community centres and other council facilities
  • Real estate cleaning, assigned to take care of properties entering the market

Specialist Cleaners

Cleaners with specialities are usually those who require special tools, permits or training to meet safety requirements. These include:

  • Window cleaners/washers
  • Gutter cleaners
  • Pavement cleaners
  • Street sweepers
  • Hazardous substance and/or crime scene cleaners
  • Environmental waste cleaners
  • Yard cleaners
  • Floor polishers and waxers
  • Medical facility cleaners
  • Biohazard cleaners

Some services offer all of these services under one general company. Others are specific to just one or two, such as window cleaners or gutter cleaners. Street sweepers are usually contracted and controlled by local councils since they work on public roads and must meet specific requirements.



Scope of Course

Eight lessons as follows

1.  Nature and Scope of Cleaning
Standard Types of Cleaning
Bond Cleans
Outdoor Work
Cleaning Roles – general cleaners, specialist cleaners,
Natural versus Synthetic Products
General Procedures (over 25 product types reviewed)
Equipment and Tools
Inventory and Resourcing
Reporting Concerns
Disposal of Waste
Compliance with legislation
Sustainability and Maintaining Reputation
Pest Control -spiders, rodents, insects

2.  Cleaning Stains and Specialist Cleaning Techniques
Categories of Stains
Protein Stains
Carbohydrate Stains
Lipid Stains
Pigment Stains
Resin Stains
Cleaning Artwork – restoration
Cleaning Products You can Make Easily

3.  Floor Care
Carpet Cleaning
Deep Cleaning Carpet
Shampooing Carpet – manually, with a machine
Steam Cleaning Carpet
Removing Pigment Stains from Carpet
Sisal, Jute, Seagrass
Cleaning Newer Timber Floors
Cleaning Reclaimed Timber
Waxing and Polishing Timber
Unvarnished Timber
Varnished Timber
Porcelain Tiles
Stone Tiles
Concrete/Cement Floors
Bamboo Flooring
Outdoor Ground Surface Cleaning
Artificial Grass

4  Furniture and Furnishings
Furniture versus Furnishings
Cleaning Furniture
Upholstered Furniture – general clean, deep clean
Wood Fixings
Waxing Furniture
Conducting Inspections
Cleaning Leather
Linen Cleaning
Assessing Quality of Linen
Care of Linen
Fibre Structure and Appearance -tensile strength, Elongation, Elasticity, Specific Gravity
Effect of Moisture
Chemical Properties of Fibres
Insect Resistance
Resistance to Microorganisms
Electrical Properties
Effect of Sunlight
Thermal Properties
Fire Resistance
Classification of Fibres
Natural Fibres -Cotton, Linen, Wool
Man made Fibres – Viscose Rayon, Acetate, Nylon, Polyester, Acrylic, Polypropylene, Fibreglass
Blended Fibres

5.  Washroom Cleaning
Importance of Hygiene
Routing Cleaning Maintenance
Wash Basins and Taps
Soap Dispensers
Paper Towel Dispensers
Hand Dryers
Vending Machines
Sanitary Item Dispensers
Sharps Disposal Containers
Toilet Paper Holders
Light Fixtures
Floor Cleaning
Rubbish Removal and Disposal
Replacing Dispensers
Workplace Health and Safety
Avoiding Falling
Caustic and Corrosive Cleaners

6.  Kitchen Hygiene and Cleaning
Storage Cupboards
Sink and Drainage Area
Removing drain blockages
Cleaning Sinks
Oven Cleaning
Oven Door
Cooktop -gas, ceramic, metal, etc
Freezer Drains
Defrosting a Freezer
Waste Disposal
Waste Disposal and Work Flow
Organic Waste Disposal

7.  Commercial Cleaning
Divisions of Commercial Cleaning
Janitorial Work -finding work, cleaning skills, building maintenance, administration, general
Commercial Cleaner Work – finding work, skills/scope of work
Specialist Cleaning Jobs
High Rise Window Cleaner
Professional Laundry Worker
Future outlook for Cleaning Industry

8.  Cleaning Businesses
Cleaners versus Housekeepers
Essential Cleaning Skills
Advanced Cleaning Skills
Administrative Skills
General Skills
Becoming a Residential Cleaner
Joining a Franchise
Setting up your Own Business
Getting a first Client
Introductory Offers/ Loss Leaders
Advertising -local print, digital, etc

DURATION :    100 hours

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Prices in Australian Dollars

PlanAust. PriceOverseas Price
A 1 x $682.00  1 x $620.00
B 2 x $369.60  2 x $336.00

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