Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

Gain the knowledge and skills you need for roles in cleaning.

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CPP30321 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 

Commercial cleaners are increasingly in demand. This course will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to work as a cleaner or even start your own cleaning business!

This qualification reflects the role of cleaners responsible for undertaking a range of routine and non-routine tasks according to work schedules, liaising with clients and in some cases members of the public, and operating in a range of general residential and commercial settings as well as specialist cleaning environments.

The cleaner may work alone, with or without supervision, and has responsibility for selecting, preparing and using appropriate cleaning methods for a range of cleaning situations while ensuring safe work practices.

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate III in Cleaning Operations (CSC30321).

Possible job outcomes may include:

  • Industrial Cleaner
  • Cleaning Leading Hand
  • Cleaning Supervisor
  • Housekeeper
  • Hospital Cleaner

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course.

You will however require basic English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can check your LLN level right now.

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Completion of LLN assessment
  • Payment

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 14 units. The units that are chosen will depend on the specialisation that you undertake. However, the below units are the currently offered units through Asset College and our training partners.

Core Units

  • BSBOPS201 Work effectively in business environments
  • BSBOPS304 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • BSBWHS211 Contribute to the health and safety of self and others
  • BSBWHS332X Apply infection prevention and control procedures to own work activities
  • CPPCLO3100 Maintain cleaning storage areas

Elective Units*

  • BSBWHS308 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control processes
  • BSBWHS331 Participate in identifying and controlling hazardous chemicals
  • BSBXTW301 Work in a team
  • CHCDIV001 Work with diverse people
  • HLTAID011 Provide first aid
  • HLTINFCOV001 Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures
  • SITXFSA001 Use hygienic practices for food safety
  • BSBESB303 Organise finances for new business ventures
  • BSBESB305 Address compliance requirements for new business ventures

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on training.gov.au.

Delivery Options

We are not currently accepting enrolments into this course. To be added to the waitlist for future courses, please enquire here. 


After completing this course you may wish to further your studies with:

  • CPP40421 Certificate IV in Cleaning or;
  • Other relevant Certificate IV qualifications.


“I had a great experience. I haven’t been in a class room for over 30 years and was out of my comfort zone. My trainer was fantastic and extremely qualified. I would recommend Asset College to anyone.”

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