This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to clean wet areas, including bathrooms, toilets, change rooms and laundries and their associated fixtures and fittings, so that they are free from soil, odour and hazards.  The unit covers assessing the extent of cleaning required; selecting required equipment, chemicals and methods; and performing the cleaning task safely and efficiently.  The unit supports cleaners who work alone or in teams.  It applies in a range of commercial and residential work sites.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - must satisfy the requirements of the elements, performance criteria, foundation skills and range of conditions of this unit; - must also clean three of the following wet areas, and their fixtures and fittings: bathroom, change rooms, laundry, shower facilities, toilet, and; - must select and use three of the following cleaning techniques: buffing, cobwebbing, dusting, hosing, mopping, polishing, pre-spraying, scrubbing, spot cleaning, sweeping, wet wiping. During the above work, the person must also: - identify site hazards and control risks before commencing task; - identify fittings, surfaces and soil types found in wet areas; - select and prepare cleaning equipment and chemicals required for the task; - use safe and efficient cleaning methods; - correctly and safely handle waste, including contaminated materials, and; - replenish three of the following consumables in each wet area: air fresheners, bin liners, cloth towels and tea towels, deodorant blocks, hand towels, liquid and bar soap, personal toiletries, toilet paper. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - range, application and limitation of cleaning chemicals and equipment available for wet areas; - cleaning chemicals and methods suitable for wet area surfaces; - environmental requirements relating to cleaning wet areas; - processes for safely handling and disposing of waste, and; - routes of entry and potential symptoms of exposure to chemicals.

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