Working in the Cleaning Sector

Cleaners work in commercial and domestic environments where they play a key role in improving community health, hygiene and preventing 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.

Careerforce offers nationally recognised qualifications and on-the-job training opportunities for cleaners, whether entry level or in specialist areas like healthcare facilities cleaning, carpet and textiles, contagion and specialised infection control, hard floor surfaces, food production and high risk environments.


Explore our Qualifications for the Cleaning Sector

The cleaning sector is looking for hard working employees ready to help improve community health and hygiene. If you want to advance your career as a cleaner, you can earn your New Zealand Certificate in Cleaning or discover a specialist area that is right for you. As a trained cleaner, you can help inspire confidence in clients or employers in the quality of service you provide.


Support your Cleaning Workforce with On-the-Job Training

Careerforce can support you to enhance your workforce’s skills and knowledge through our well resourced, on-the-job training programmes.

A Careerforce Workplace Advisor will work with you to determine which qualifications are right for your workforce. Together, we’ll develop a comprehensive training plan and discuss steps to set up your training. We will also guide you through funding opportunities to support the growth of your employees.