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Quality cleaning and infection control has a big impact on health and hygiene. Ensuring cleaners are trained and qualified is an investment in the future.

Cleaners can complete the National Certificate in Cleaning and Caretaking (Level 2) in the workplace with support from Careerforce.

This week Presbyterian Support Central (PSC), Enliven, held their first in a series of training sessions for their cleaning staff at Huntleigh Hospital and Rest Home in Wellington. The trainees were supported by the new integrated learning package developed by Careerforce.

Lynda Te Rangiita coordinates a team of cleaning staff who have completed training, at PSC Enliven’s Woburn Resthome in Lower Hutt. “Our cleaners do a much better job after training. They really understand how important infection control is, and they feel more valued in the team.”

“We have eight cleaners here at Woburn, and they cover the entire area – the rest home, the hospital and the dementia unit. We’ve got 110 residents in the rest home alone.”

“Cleaning and infection control are so important. You can imagine the risks to the residents of having poor cleaning and hygiene standards.”

The increase in quality standards isn’t the only benefit to the training that Lynda appreciates. “The boost in confidence and team morale is a really positive side effect. It’s a win win.”

Further information

Learn more about the National Certificate in Cleaning and Caretaking (Level 2).

New integrated learning packages for cleaning are tailored towards three different settings:

  • residential facilities.
  • hospitals.
  • commercial cleaning.

To enrol in the National Certificate of Cleaning and Caretaking (Level 2) follow these easy steps:
1. Talk to your Careerforce Workplace Advisor about assessment, support and funding options.
2. Complete a training agreement and send it to Careerforce.
3. Download the resources for free, or purchase printed copies, from the Careerforce Shop.

Employers receive a payment of up to $585 for each trainee.