Male Laundry Worker loading washing machine with dirty bed sheets at an industrial laundry service

Laundry Worker

Laundry Workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.

Overview

Laundry Workers sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.

Day-to-day

  • sorting articles for cleaning according to the type, colour, fabric and cleaning treatment required
  • placing sorted articles into receptacles and onto conveyor belts for moving to repair and cleaning areas
  • checking and removing stains from garments, and replacing buttons and making minor repairs
  • loading and unloading washing machines, driers and extractors
  • adding cleaning agents and starches to articles
  • smoothing articles and guiding them through cleaning and pressing machines
  • stopping and starting machines to untangle, straighten and remove articles
  • ironing and pressing clean articles
  • placing articles on shelves and hanging articles for delivery and collection
  • packaging articles and preparing orders for despatch.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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$937 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Laundry Worker

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

    Take a Certificate II in Laundry Operations

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