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This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to carry out general cleaning duties. It requires the ability to set up cleaning equipment and to safely clean premises and equipment using resources efficiently to reduce negative environmental impacts.

The unit applies to people responsible for general cleaning duties in any industry context. They work under supervision and usually as part of a team.

Unit mapping information

SITHACS101 Clean premises and equipment

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

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

Unit sector or competency field

Hospitality—Accommodation Services

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

Not applicable

Assessment conditions

Skills must be demonstrated in an operational commercial environment. This can be:

  • an industry workplace

  • a simulated industry environment.

Assessment must ensure access to:

  • fixtures:

    • chairs

    • desks

    • lamps and light fittings

    • mini bar or refrigerator

    • shower, bath or spa

    • soft furnishings

    • telephone

    • television

    • toilet

    • vanity unit and hand basin

    • wall mirrors

  • small equipment:

    • bed linen and pillows

    • crockery

    • cutlery

    • electric kettles or jugs

    • fire extinguishers

    • glassware

    • radio or alarm clock

    • tea and coffee making facilities

    • towels and bathrobes

    • waste paper bin and liners

  • cleaning equipment:

    • electrically operated equipment:

      • polishers

      • scrubbers

      • vacuum cleaners

    • garbage receptacles

    • manual equipment:

      • brushes

      • buckets

      • dusters

      • mops

      • pans

      • tea towels

      • toilet brushes

    • range of cloths:

      • dry

      • dusting

      • lint-free

      • polishing

      • wet

  • cleaning agents and chemicals for hard and soft surfaces:

    • acid-based products

    • agents for specialised surfaces:

      • glass

      • wood

    • cream cleansers

    • deodorisers

    • disinfectants

    • laundry detergent

    • multi-surface cleaners

    • sanitisers

    • spot cleaning agents

    • pesticides

  • personal protective clothing:

    • aprons

    • breathing apparatus

    • gloves

    • goggles and masks

    • headwear

    • jackets

    • overalls

    • waterproof clothing and footwear

  • wet and dry areas to be cleaned, that include a range of different hard and soft surfaces

  • organisational specifications:

    • equipment manufacturer instructions

    • product manufacturer instructions

    • procedures for cleaning premises and equipment

    • standards for presentation of premises

Assessors must satisfy the Standards for Registered Training Organisations’ requirements for assessors; and:

  • have worked in industry for at least three years where they have applied the skills and knowledge of this unit of competency