Certificate I in Cleaning Operations

This qualification applies to individuals undertaking a pre-vocational program. It provides a flexible pathway for potential entrants to the industry.


To achieve this qualification, the candidate must demonstrate competency in:

4 units of competency:

3 core units

1 elective unit.

The elective unit is to be chosen as follows:

from a Certificate I or II qualification in CPP07 or another current Training Package or state-accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and it contributes to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The unit add topic CPCCOHS1001A Work safely in the construction industry is the nationally recognised unit that underpins the awarding of the white card that is mandatory for entering any construction worksite.

Core units of competency

Unit code

Unit title

add topic CPCCOHS1001A

Work safely in the construction industry

add topic CPPCLO1040A

Prepare for work in the cleaning industry

add topic CPPCLO1041A

Apply basic communication skills


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


convey workplace safety information to colleagues and supervisors

listen to and understand work instructions, directions and feedback

read and interpret workplace related documentation, such as OHS requirements and material safety data sheets, manuals and labels

complete basic workplace documentation appropriately

speak clearly, courteously and effectively with others


work as a team member

work with diverse individuals and groups

give feedback


apply basic numeracy skills to workplace requirements involving measuring and counting

clarify problems with others

contribute to workplace solutions

use PPE and equipment appropriately for the situation

Initiative and enterprise

adapt to new situations

generate a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

collect, analyse and organise information

explore and plan career and learning opportunities


understand scope of own work role and relationship to others in the workplace

manage personal presentation and hygiene in line with workplace requirements

demonstrate understanding and commitment to own work rights and those of others, including employers


be open to learning new ideas and techniques

learn in a range of settings, including informal learning

participate in ongoing learning

learn new skills and techniques

contribute to own learning


use technology and related workplace equipment

apply OHS knowledge when using technology