CPP30316 - Certificate III in Cleaning Operations

Recognise your experience

If you already have industry experience, then utilising Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to turn your existing skills into a nationally recognised qualification is an ideal way of achieving industry accreditation while broadening your career opportunities.

As this is not a course, you do not need to complete the units listed below. Instead, you simply need to prove that you’re competent in the units shown. Our Facilitators will help make this process as easy and smooth as possible for you. 

Want to know if you’re eligible to obtain this qualification via Skills Recognition & RPL? Then why not start a Free Skills Review, and speak with an RPL Specialist to determine your eligibility. Take the initiative today. It only takes 3 minutes!

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RPL Cost Traditional study cost Your savings
$1,200* $4,000 $2,800

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* RPL cost includes all assessment services and issue of your nationally recognised qualification.

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Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

Click here to learn more about the types of evidence you can provide.


The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 14 units of competency:
  • 5 core units
  • 9 elective units.


The elective units must ensure the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome and are to be chosen as follows:

  • all 9 units may be chosen from the elective units listed below
  • up to 3 units may be chosen from other Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in CPP or another current Training Package or accredited course, provided they do not duplicate the outcome of another unit chosen for the qualification.

Core units 


Clean using safe work practices


Confirm and apply privacy and security requirements for cleaning work


Remove waste and recyclable materials


Maintain cleaning storage areas


Provide effective client service


Elective units 


Maintain hard floor surfaces


Restore hard floor surfaces


Maintain carpeted floors


Clean carpets


Remove carpet stains


Mitigate carpet water damage


Clean glass surfaces


Apply odour control to carpets


Clean using environmentally sustainable work practices


Repair and reinstall carpets


Clean window coverings


Maintain clean-room environments


Treat complex carpet stains


Apply topical treatments to carpets


Clean wet areas


Clean and maintain furniture and fittings


Pressure wash and clean surfaces


Clean industrial machinery


Clean fabric upholstery


Inspect sites prior to carpet cleaning


Develop a plan to mitigate water damage and restore carpets


Clean at heights


Clean external surfaces


Clean food-handling areas


Clean ceiling surfaces and fittings


Clean using microfibre and chemical-free techniques


Prepare rooms for guests and residents


Clean high-touch surfaces


Respond to enquiries and complaints


Support leadership in the workplace


Comply with infection prevention and control policies and procedures


There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification does not require any licensing.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

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