Laundry Worker (General) - ANZSCO 811511

Description
Sorts, cleans, irons, folds and packages linen, clothing and other garments in a commercial laundry.
Skill Level
5
Specialisations
  • Folding Machine Operator
  • Linen Sorter
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats
No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8115 Laundry Workers

Description
sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.
Tasks
  • 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
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.
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