Qualification details

CPP20617 - Certificate II in Cleaning (Release 1)


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DeletedDeleted from CPP Property Services Training Package16/Oct/2021
Supersedes CPP20611 - Certificate II in Cleaning OperationsNew Qualification12/Jun/2017

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 13/Jun/2017


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 811211 Commercial Cleaner 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Hospitality,Asset Maintenance,Community Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Carpet Cleaner,Commercial Cleaner,Housekeeping Attendant,Industrial Cleaner,Domestic Cleaner,Housekeeper (Hotel/Motel),Cleaner (Meat Industry) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 811211 Commercial Cleaner 01/Aug/2017 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 01/Aug/2017 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 13/Jun/2017 
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Modification History



Release 1

This version first released with CPP Property Services Training Package Release 5.0.

Qualification Description

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a defined and limited range of cleaning operational skills and basic industry knowledge. They are mainly involved in routine and repetitive tasks and work under supervision.

This qualification provides a pathway to further learning and work in various cleaning roles and settings including but not limited to:

  • administration, support and correctional services;
  • health care and social assistance;
  • accommodation and food services, and
  • education and training.

Licensing/Regulatory Information 

No licensing, legislative, regulatory, or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements


Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

11 units of competency: 

• 3 core units  

• 8 elective units. 

The elective units are to be chosen as follows:

• a minimum of 6 units from the elective units listed below

• up to 2 units in CPP or another Training Package or accredited course, provided the integrity of the AQF alignment is ensured, and they contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units 


Plan basic cleaning activities


Maintain storage area and cleaning equipment


Participate in workplace safety arrangements

Electives Units 


Clean carpeted floors


Perform basic stain removal from carpets


Clean hard floor surfaces


Maintain glass surfaces


Maintain ceiling surfaces and fittings


Clean and arrange furniture and fittings


Clean wet surfaces


Sort, remove and recycle waste material


Maintain external surfaces


Clean surfaces using microfibre equipment


Clean rooms for guests and residents


Provide basic client services


Provide first aid

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 


Equivalence Status 

CPP20617 Certificate II in Cleaning

CPP20611 Certificate II in Cleaning Operations

New qualification. Replaces superseded but not equivalent CPP20611 Certificate II in Cleaning Operations.

Not Equivalent


Companion Volumes to this Training Package are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=6f3f9672-30e8-4835-b348-205dfcf13d9b