Advancing the Skills of the Cleaning Workforce

There are around 40,000 people currently employed in the cleaning sector with growth expected in the coming years.

Cleaners work in commercial and domestic settings. They play a key role in improving community health and hygiene and are at the forefront in preventing and controlling the spread of infection.

Having trained cleaners provides confidence to employers of their quality of service. Experienced cleaners may progress to become team leaders, supervisors or start their own cleaning business.

We offer qualifications to advance the skills of the cleaning workforce from entry level to providing specialist skills in areas such as: healthcare facilities cleaning, carpet and textiles, contagion and specialised infection control, hard floor surfaces, food production and high risk environments.

Working as a cleaner,
the most important thing for
me is that I can walk away
and feel like I’ve made
a difference to the residents.

Haley Taylor | Laura Fergusson Trust Facilities Cleaner

Cleaning News & Articles

6 November 2018

New Employer Newsletter – Skills for Good

We’d like to introduce the first issue of our newsletter for employers – Skills for G...
5 September 2018

Training staff in chemical-free cleaning means ...

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Claire Underwood was left inspired, motivated and eager to learn more ...
10 April 2017

ADHB cleaning staff struck by study bug

Veteran hospital cleaner Lise Taisalika has caught the professional development bug and is on a m...
2 November 2015

Innovation needed to upskill the health and wel...

Careerforce introduces apprenticeship training in the health and wellbeing, disability, mental he...
3 September 2015

An invisible industry in the aged care sector

Quality training for cleaners is an investment in business and best practice. Trained and qualifi...
2 September 2015

Graduation was electric! Lifting morale, confid...

205 cleaning staff were filled with pride as they graduated with nationally recognised qualificat...
20 August 2015

Kaitaia leads the way with cleaning qualifications

A group of cleaners at Kaitaia Hospital have become the first people to achieve the New Zealand C...
6 August 2015

Increase staff training efficiencies with a new...

A new training plan model has been developed in response to industry feedback with regards to res...
10 July 2015

A spotlight on training in an invisible industry

“Cleaning as an occupation is often underrated. It’s a hugely invisible industry”: Claude Gibbs, ...
6 July 2015

Training reinforces core skills for Canterbury ...

Over the past year some of the in-house cleaning team at The Princess Margaret Hospital (TPMH) an...
31 October 2014

Vote of confidence for Careerforce Cleaning Pro...

“We’re really pleased with the outcome of the training. We’ve seen a marked improvement in self-e...
12 August 2014

Expired Unit Standard Versions

A number of Unit Standard versions and one unit standard expired at the end of December 2014.  On...

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training in cleaning skills