Discover How to Clean Better
- Business or residential
- Choose the appropriate cleaning supplies and tools for the task at hand.
- Avoid damaging structures and furnishings by using the proper approaches.
- Study the specifics of various cleaning methods.
- Complete assistance from knowledgeable tutors and insightful comments on submitted tasks
Many Employment Possibilities
Almost every public structure, including restaurants, businesses, retail malls, community centres, and hotels, employs cleaners. Cities hire cleaners to rake the streets and maintain the cleanliness of public areas. To clean cars, ferries, trains, planes, trams, and other vehicles, transportation corporations hire cleaners. Part-time cleaners are widely used in private families, especially when both couples are employed and there is enough extra cash to cover the cost.
Why should I study?
You stand out and become more desirable to a client or employer if you study cleaning.
There are good cleaners and lousy ones, as anyone who has hired cleaners will attest to. A cleaner may frequently land a job because they are in the right place at the right time and “seem lovely,” but in order to succeed in a cleaning position, you must perform, and in order to do so, you do need to be knowledgeable about what you are doing. Also, because they come “recommended,” cleaners are frequently hired. With some careful marketing and a few customers, someone new to the cleaning sector can launch their own cleaning company. If you proceed in that direction, your company must wow those initial customers so they will refer you to others.
Whichever method you choose to work in the cleaning sector, one thing is certain: you will succeed if you gain more knowledge about the various cleaning techniques and as a consequence, perform a better job.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Nature and Scope of Cleaning
- Standard Types of Cleaning
- Bond Cleans
- Outdoor Work
- Cleaning Roles – general cleaners, specialist cleaners,
- Natural versus Synthetic Products
- General Procedures (over 25 product types reviewed)
- Equipment and Tools
- Inventory and Resourcing
- Reporting Concerns
- Disposal of Waste
- Compliance with legislation
- Sustainability and Maintaining Reputation
- Pest Control -spiders, rodents, insects
- Cleaning Stains & Specialist Cleaning Techniques
- Categories of Stains
- Protein Stains
- Carbohydrate Stains
- Lipid Stains
- Pigment Stains
- Resin Stains
- Cleaning Artwork – restoration
- Cleaning Products You can Make Easily
- Floor Care
- Carpet Cleaning
- Deep Cleaning Carpet
- Shampooing Carpet – manually, with a machine
- Steam Cleaning Carpet
- Removing Pigment Stains from Carpet
- Sisal, Jute, Seagrass
- Cleaning Newer Timber Floors
- Cleaning Reclaimed Timber
- Waxing and Polishing Timber
- Unvarnished Timber
- Varnished Timber
- Porcelain Tiles
- Stone Tiles
- Concrete/Cement Floors
- Bamboo Flooring
- Outdoor Ground Surface Cleaning
- Artificial Grass
- Furniture & Furnishings
- Furniture versus Furnishings
- Cleaning Furniture
- Upholstered Furniture – general clean, deep clean
- Wood Fixings
- Waxing Furniture
- Conducting Inspections
- Cleaning Leather
- Linen Cleaning
- Assessing Quality of Linen
- Care of Linen
- Fibre Structure and Appearance -tensile strength, Elongation, Elasticity, Specific Gravity
- Effect of Moisture
- Chemical Properties of Fibres
- Insect Resistance
- Resistance to Microorganisms
- Electrical Properties
- Effect of Sunlight
- Thermal Properties
- Fire Resistance
- Classification of Fibres
- Natural Fibres -Cotton, Linen, Wool
- Manmade Fibres – Viscose Rayon, Acetate, Nylon, Polyester, Acrylic, Plypropylene, Fibreglass
- Blended Fibres
- Washroom Cleaning
- Importance of Hygiene
- Routing Cleaning Maintenance
- Wash Basins and Taps
- Soap Dispensers
- Paper Towel Dispensers
- Hand Dryers
- Vending Machines
- Sanitary Item Dispensers
- Sharps Disposal Containers
- Toilet Paper Holders
- Light Fixtures
- Floor Cleaning
- Rubbish Removal and Disposal
- Replacing Dispensers
- Workplace Health and Safety
- Avoiding Falling
- Caustic and Corrosive Cleaners
- Kitchen Hygiene and Cleaning
- Storage Cupboards
- Sink and Drainage Area
- Removing drain blockages
- Cleaning Sinks
- Oven Cleaning
- Oven Door
- Cooktop -gas, ceramic, metal, etc
- Freezer Drains
- Defrosting a Freezer
- Waste Disposal
- Waste Disposal and Work Flow
- Organic Waste Disposal
- Commercial Cleaning
- Divisions of Commercial Cleaning
- Janitorial Work -finding work, cleaning skills, building maintenance, administration, general
- Commercial Cleaner Work – finding work, skills/scope of work
- Specialist Cleaning Jobs
- High Rise Window Cleaner
- Professional Laundry Worker
- Future outlook for Cleaning Industry
- Cleaning Businesses
- Cleaners versus Housekeepers
- Essential Cleaning Skills
- Advanced Cleaning Skills
- Administrative Skills
- General Skills
- Becoming a Residential Cleaner
- Joining a Franchise
- Setting up your Own Business
- Getting a first Client
- Introductory Offers/ Loss Leaders
- Advertising -local print, digital, etc
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school’s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Describe the nature of the cleaning sector, the tools and supplies needed, as well as ideas like sustainability.
- Recognize several cleaning methods and how to remove stains from a variety of surfaces.
- Explain the various indoor floor surfaces and outside ground surfaces to be cleaned.
- Learn how to clean furniture and accessories made of various textiles and other materials.
- Recognize the steps involved in cleaning restrooms and toilets.
- Recognize proper cleaning and hygienic practises for kitchens in residential buildings, cafes, and restaurants.
- Talk about the qualifications needed to operate in a variety of commercial cleaning businesses, such as cleaners in industry, hospitals, shopping malls, or for certain purposes.
- Describe the qualifications needed for cleaners who focus on residential properties.
How You Plan to Act
- Wherever you live or work, pick one indoor and one outdoor floor surface to clean. Use the lesson’s notes, your own knowledge, and any additional cleaning advice you may have learned through research to thoroughly clean each of these two surfaces. Take pictures of the surface before, during, and after cleaning. Furthermore, take pictures of any cleaning products you used and their preparation (if you combined ingredients). Keep in mind to adhere to safety and health regulations. Never combine compounds about which you are unsure. Make sure your indoor surface is in a well-ventilated space and that you are wearing personal protective equipment.
- In the town or city closest to you, look for house cleaning jobs. They might be located in the classifieds section of newspapers or online via job websites.
- Attempt to locate three different positions that are currently posted, and record the requirements for each. Note: Try exploring farther away if you are unable to find any employment offered in your nearby town or city. The goal is to gain an understanding of the kinds of abilities and responsibilities needed.
- Find out what kinds of cleaning services are offered in your city or town (or nearest large town if you live in a rural or remote location). An online search can help you rapidly find this information. Make a note of the services being provided, including the more popular and less popular service categories.
- Get a piece of fabric so you can test out applying and trying to remove stains on it. For instance, you might use an old sheet, a piece of clothing, or even a scrap of fabric from a fabric or sewing supply store. In order to make the stains visible for this experiment, it is best to utilise material that is light in colour and plain (not patterned). Avoid using anything that is valuable to you in case you break it permanently. Add the following five stains to the fabric: Carbohydrate stains include tomato sauce, chocolate, gravy, lipid stains include cooking oil or machine oil, pigment stains include pen ink, and resin stains include wax, glue, or tree sap. The protein stain egg yolk is probably the easiest to remove, but you could also rub grass onto the fabric or use blood from a piece of fresh meat. The next step is to take a picture and label each stain. Try now to remove each stain using the techniques you learned in this course (take precautions where necessary e.g. wear rubber gloves, eye goggles and a face mask which blocks vapours, and do this in a ventilated room). Take a snapshot of the finished product and label it once more.
These tasks serve as examples of what you will complete during the course.
There are 8 assignments total, one for each session. Each assignment is graded, and your tutor also provides feedback. You can formalise your learning and take the Cleaning Solutions exam at the end of the module to receive the Declaration of Attainment. The last test to gauge your knowledge is this one. Your Statement of Attainment in Cleaning Solutions (Home and Work) will be delivered to you, and you can use it to demonstrate your industry knowledge to potential employers or others.
This comprehensive online course in Cleaning is the ideal choice for time-constrained individuals because it allows for flexible work and has no predetermined deadlines.
To learn more about this course or other ACS learning opportunities, get in contact with us. Our helpful staff of enrollment advisors is available to assist you.
WORKING OPPORTUNITIES IN CLEANING
If you are good at what you do, cleaning homes offers a lot of potential. What is desired is a nice finish in a short amount of time.
You can operate as a household cleaner without a qualification, but to gain credibility, you may finish a course that is appropriate and that displays your abilities. The labour market expects a lot of individuals. As a home cleaner, you may operate your own business and schedule jobs for staff members, work independently or in small teams, or both. You’ll need to be well-versed in legal requirements, potentially even those pertaining to employment.
You can specialise on a specific type of cleaning, such as office buildings, apartment buildings and nursing homes, hospitals, schools and daycare centres, commercial establishments, aeroplanes, and more.
- Cleaning is a need if you want to work in the leisure or hospitality industries; upgrade your skills now. Stand out from the crowd by include this
- Statement of Attainment on your resume or CV.
- working in the medical field? You are aware of how crucial cleanliness and cleaning are.
- working in a daycare centre or a school? Effective classrooms are created in orderly, clean schools. Children should practise good hygiene when there are many individuals congregating in one area.
- working in theatres, on aeroplanes, etc. You must adhere to short turnaround times in these and other circumstances. Efficiency is a crucial quality.
Who is this Course For?
- Those who are starting or managing a commercial cleaning business
- Anybody looking for employment as a domestic cleaner or housekeeper
- Training of staff: For instance, hotel management or other people may utilise this course to instruct their cleaning crews
- Building managers – to understand, monitor and better manage the services of your cleaning staff
- Homeowners should be aware of what needs to be cleaned where in their residences.