“Cleaning as an occupation is often underrated. It’s a hugely invisible industry”: Claude Gibbs, managing director Safety Work Kits and Careerforce Trainer/Assessor.
Cleaning is a critical aspect of many business, tourism, education and health providers, yet people only notice it when they perceive it’s not being done. At the end of the day, the industry is about keeping New Zealand’s communities clean and safe and so it’s really important to invest in the skills of those we give this responsibility to.
Quality training for cleaners is an investment in business. Trained and qualified cleaners help improve quality, safety and productivity. Staff also benefit by gaining confidence and self-esteem and employers get more out of their workers.
Back in 2009 the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) undertook a targeted review of the qualifications system. Its goal was to ensure that the New Zealand qualification system provided learners with clear pathways to their goals, and employers and industry with a skilled workforce.
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Updated 10 July 2015