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What does a Housekeeper do?

A Housekeeper performs a range of cleaning and room maintenance activities at a hotel, motel, resort or other accommodation venue. You’ll service rooms for guests, including cleaning kitchen and bathroom areas, changing linen and vacuuming or mopping floors. Housekeepers may also empty rubbish and refill supplies such as toiletries, kitchen items and minibar items.

Housekeepers should have strong customer service skills and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to be organised and able to manage your time well. Housekeepers should be able to prioritise their workload and may have to juggle several tasks at one time. You might have to work irregular hours, including nights and weekends.

Housekeeper Courses

There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Housekeeper.

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How much does a Housekeeper earn?

In Australia, a full time Housekeeper generally earns $865 per week ($44,980 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 Housekeeper?

There has been a strong increase in employment numbers in this industry in recent years. There are currently 27,200 people working as a Housekeeper in Australia compared to 23,900 five years ago. Housekeepers may find work across all regions of Australia.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Housekeeper?

If you’re planning a career as a Housekeeper, consider enrolling in a Certificate III in Hospitality (Accommodation Services). You’ll cover a range of topics relevant to this industry and choose from electives including room preparation, porter services and visitor information. A Certificate II in Cleaning or a Certificate III in Cleaning Operations may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within accommodation and cleaning. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.