Perform general cleaning tasks in a clinical setting

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This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to perform general cleaning duties to maintain a clinical area in a clean, tidy and fit for use condition.

This unit applies to a variety of workers in the community services and health industry. Tasks may be performed under limited supervision and under predetermined guidelines as part of a broader health or community services role or as part of a specialised cleaning role.

Unit mapping information

No equivalent unit

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

The skills in this unit must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State/Territory legislation, Australian/New Zealand standards and industry codes of practice.

Foundation skills

Foundation skills essential to performance are explicit in the performance criteria of this unit of competency.

Unit sector or competency field

None specified.

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Skills must have been demonstrated in the workplace or in a simulated environment that reflects workplace conditions. The following conditions must be met for this unit:

  • use of suitable facilities, equipment and resources, including:

  • cleaning schedules and routines

  • clinical setting and items to be cleaned

  • personal protective equipment

  • cleaning agents and equipment

  • modelling of industry operating conditions

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) 2015/AQTF mandatory competency requirements for assessors.