Senior man working as a caretaker mopping the floor in a building

Caretaker

Caretakers maintain and clean residential buildings, schools, offices, holiday camps, caravan parks and associated grounds.

Overview

Caretakers maintain and clean residential buildings, schools, offices, holiday camps, caravan parks and associated grounds.

Day-to-day

  • filling out registration forms and providing tenants with copies of rules
  • collecting rent, and filling out and issuing receipts
  • cleaning common facilities, grounds and gardens, replacing light bulbs, checking fire hoses and extinguishers, and performing other cleaning and maintenance tasks
  • notifying management and owners of buildings of the need for major repairs
  • cautioning tenants regarding excessive noise, disorderly conduct and abuse of property
  • patrolling buildings to ensure security is maintained
  • purchasing cleaning supplies.

Considerations

  • physically demanding.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,299 / week
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Moderate
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Caretaker

  • You can work as a Caretaker without formal qualifications, however, a certificate III or IV in a related area such as plumbing, carpentry or electrical may be useful.

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