Domestic housekeeper vacuums the carpet in her clients home

Domestic Housekeeper

Domestic Housekeepers clean, cook and perform other housekeeping tasks in private residences.

Overview

Domestic Housekeepers clean, cook and perform other housekeeping tasks in private residences.

Day-to-day

  • picks up rubbish, empties garbage containers, and takes contents to waste areas for removal
  • maintains kitchens, washes dishes and cooking utensils, and cleans appliances, cupboards, counters, pantries and floors
  • picks up, sorts, washes, dries, irons and mends linen and clothes
  • prepares and cooks meals, sets and clears tables, and serves food and beverages
  • takes care of household pets and plants, receives visitors, answers telephones, delivers messages, and shops for groceries.

Considerations

  • stressful.

Occupation snapshot
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Moderate

To become a Domestic Housekeeper

  • You can work as a Domestic Housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A certificate II or III in cleaning operations might be helpful.

    Take a Certificate II in Cleaning

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