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Drycleaners clean clothing, garments, upholstery and other fabrics using dry-cleaning agents and machines.


  • sorts articles according to colour, condition and type of material and decides on type of treatment to be given
  • may make minor repairs such as replacing buttons
  • places articles in drum and fastens cover before operating valves to feed chemical solution into machine
  • operates controls to rotate drum or agitate contents, drains off solution after stopping machine
  • removes articles and packs them into hand truck
  • removes spots and stains by rubbing them with solvents
  • filters solution after use to make it fit for re-use
  • may do pressing using machine or heated flat iron
  • places articles on shelves or on hangers for delivery or collection
  • packages articles and prepares orders for dispatch.

To become a Drycleaner

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

    Take a Certificate II in Laundry Operations

Skills employers are looking for

  • Laundry

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Meeting Deadlines

  • Research

  • Ironing

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