Commercial Housekeepers clean, vacuum and mop floors, make beds, and restock mini bars and bathroom supplies in hotel and motel rooms, and other commercial premises.

    You can work as a Commercial Housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Traineeships may be available.

    Tasks

    • Cleans the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas.
    • Sweeps, mops and polishes floors, vacuums and shampoos carpets, and cleans curtains and upholstered furniture.
    • Dusts and polishes furniture, fixtures and fittings.
    • Picks up rubbish, empties garbage containers, and takes contents to waste areas for removal.

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    All Housekeepers

    • $878 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Commercial Housekeepers

    • 25,700 workers Employment Size
    • Entry level Skill level rating
    • 22% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 84% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Commercial Housekeepers (in their main job) grew very strongly over 5 years:
    from 19,300 in 2011 to 25,700 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a large occupation.
    • Location: Commercial Housekeepers work in many parts of Australia. Queensland has a large share of workers.
    • Industries: Most work in Accommodation and Food Services; Administrative and Support Services; and Health Care and Social Assistance.
    • Full-time: Less than half work full-time (22%, less than the average of 66%), showing there are many opportunities to work part-time.
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 84% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Accommodation and Food Services67.5
    Administrative and Support Services18.5
    Health Care and Social Assistance9.1
    Arts and Recreation Services1.4
    Other Industries3.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateCommercial HousekeepersAll Jobs Average
    NSW28.831.6
    VIC20.825.6
    QLD25.520.0
    SA7.67.0
    WA9.910.8
    TAS3.32.0
    NT2.01.0
    ACT1.91.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketCommercial HousekeepersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.3-5.05.0
    20-2410.7-9.39.3
    25-3425.8-22.922.9
    35-4419.9-22.022.0
    45-5422.9-21.621.6
    55-599.8-9.09.0
    60-646.2-6.06.0
    65 and Over2.4-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS, ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationCommercial HousekeepersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate3.8-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree14.3-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma7.7-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV13.0-21.121.1
    Year 1225.3-18.118.1
    Year 117.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below28.8-12.512.5

    You can work as a Commercial Housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Traineeships may be available.

    Checks, licences and tickets

    You may need:

    • national police check

    Thinking about study or training?

    Before starting a course, check it will provide you with the skills and qualifications you need.

    • Compare Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses, providers and student outcomes on the My Skills website.
    • You might be interested in Property Services VET training pathways on the AAPathways website.

    Or check out related courses on Job Outlook.

    Useful links and resources


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    Employers look for Housekeepers who are hardworking, reliable and have good people skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and Personal Service

      53% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. Education and Training

      40% Skill level

      Curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    3. English Language

      36% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    4. Administration and Management

      34% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    5. Transportation

      31% Skill level

      Moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-2012.00 - Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

    Learn about the daily activities, and physical and social demands faced by workers. Explore the values and work styles that workers rate as most important.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Spend Time Standing

      95% Important

      How much time do you spend standing?

    2. Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body

      93% Important

      How much time do you spend bending or twisting your body?

    3. Contact With Others

      89% Important

      How much do you have contact with people (face-to-face, by telephone, or any other way)?

    4. Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment

      86% Important

      How often do you wear equipment like safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hard hats or life jackets?

    5. Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions

      85% Important

      How much time do you spend making repetitive motions?

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 37-2012.00 - Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners.

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