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Dry Cleaner Courses

A Dry Cleaner uses specialist techniques to clean garments, linen and other fabric products. You might sort clothing ready for cleaning and address any large stains or problem areas. Dry Cleaners use specialised agents and equipment for cleaning and may press items when complete. You might package or hang items ready for clients to collect.

Dry Cleaners should have strong customer services skills and excellent attention to detail. It’s important that you can work as part of a team and communicate well with people from a range of backgrounds. Dry Cleaners should be organised and able to prioritise their tasks when necessary.

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Popular Dry Cleaner Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become a Dry Cleaner.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a Dry Cleaner earn?

In Australia, a full time Dry Cleaner generally earns $960 per week ($49,920 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for a Dry Cleaner?

This industry has seen a decrease in employment numbers in recent years. There are currently 2,200 people working as a Dry Cleaner in Australia, compared to 2,500 five years ago. Dry Cleaners may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Dry Cleaner?

If you’re planning a career as a Dry Cleaner, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Dry Cleaning Operations. This course explores a range of topics related to dry cleaning operations including pressing whole garments, operating dry cleaning machines, handling dry cleaning chemicals and solvents and carrying out special treatments.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within cleaning. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.

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