COVID-19 has raised public awareness of the need for high standards of cleaning as a measure contributing to the health and safety of people. The cleanliness of private and public places is now more important than ever. A national project is underway to review and update the qualifications and skills standards for cleaning to reflect current work functions and industry practices. To find out more about the proposed changes to strengthen the Certificate III in Cleaning Operations; to expand the Certificate IV in Cleaning to enable specialisations in Management or Disaster Cleaning and Restoration and to discontinue the Certificate II see below.

Stage 1
Project commencement
and planning
Stage 2
Consultation on
Draft 1
Stage 3
Stage 4
Stage 5
AISC approval of
Case for Endorsement
Stage 6
Stage 5

The Cleaning project is nearing completion, with the Case for Endorsement presently being considered by the State Training Authorities (STA). Their response to the Case is due mid-June; to date they have not expressed any major concerns with the proposed update.

Following STA consideration, the Case for Endorsement will be submitted to the Australian Industry Skills Committee (AISC) Secretariat for presentation to the AISC July 2021 meeting. If the proposal is endorsed at that meeting it will then proceed to the Skills Ministers for final approval.

It is anticipated that it will be uploaded to the national register around September 2021.

Thank you to all who participated in this project to ensure that the qualifications are current and fit for purpose.

Cleaning - Case for Endorsement
Cleaning - Case for Endorsement Checklist
Cleaning - Issues Register
Cleaning - Units of Competency
CPP Companion Volume Implementation Guide Release 15.0
CPP30321 Certificate III in Cleaning Operations
CPP40421 Certificate IV in Cleaning
CPPSS00080 Introduction to Cleaning Operations Skill Set
Contact: Frances Lamb
Due for submission on the 30th of June, 2021
Project last updated: June 2021
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