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Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations)

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  • Objectives
    These nationally recognised qualifications in cleaning operations and management are the training standards in the cleaning industry. The courses are specifically for staff who are working as contract cleaners or in-house cleaners in a variety of settings including retail centres, office blocks, health care and aged care and the industrial sector. At the Certificate II level students are provided with knowledge and basic domestic and commercial cleaning skills to enable them to perform all general cleaning duties. All cleaning courses offer students hands-on practical and technical skills. The higher-level qualifications also focus on management and supervisory skills. Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations) graduate can look forward to a career in general, commercial and contract cleaning. Certificate IV graduates will have the skills to work as cleaning supervisors, manage cleaning contracts or operate their own business.
  • Entry requirements
    You will be expected to have relevant language, literacy and numeracy skills at the level that will equip you to achieve the outcomes of the course. You must also read and write documents and complete maths concepts to a Year 10 qualification*. Attendance at an information session is required and your skills may be evaluated at this time. * If you cannot read and write documents and complete maths work to the level required you may still be accepted in to your course/s, but you may be enrolled in additional subjects to help you build the skills needed to successfully complete the program/s.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Plan for Safe and Efficient Cleaning Activities     15
    Maintain a Cleaning Storage Area     15
    Participate in Workplace Safety Arrangements     30
    Apply Basic First Aid     10
    Comply with Infection Control Policies and Procedures     20
    Clean Ironwork     20
    Overview Cleaning Program     20
    Clean After Operations – Boning Room     40
    Clean After Operations – Slaughter Floor     40
    Clean Work Area During Operations     40
    Clean Chillers     20
    Use Bonnet Cleaning     25
    Perform Basic Stain Removal     20
    Maintain a Hard Floor Surface     15
    Restore a Hard Floor Surface     15
    Maintain a Carpeted Floor     8
    Clean Glass Surfaces     10
    Clean Ceiling Surfaces and Fittings     8
    Maintain Furniture and Fittings and Room Dressing     8
    Clean a Wet Area     20
    Remove Waste     10
    Clean External Surfaces     10
    Clean a Food Handling Area     20
    Provide Effective Client Service     40
    Prepare Rooms for Guests     25
    The Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations) is a full-time two-week course.

    You can expect approximately 40 hours of class attendance each week. Student intakes are dependent on sufficient numbers of students and occur throughout the year.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations)

        * Domestic cleaner
        * Commercial cleaner
        * Room attendant

    Certificate III in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Operations)
    Certificate IV in Asset Maintenance (Cleaning Management)
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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