Job Description

As a Housekeeper you would work in large hotels or motels and coach others on the job. In this role you must make sure that rooms are cleaned daily, maintenance is carried out and stock levels are maintained.

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Some housekeepers can work in a shift setting, some are expected to 'live-in' homes to achieve their duties.


Formal qualifications are not required to become a Housekeeper, but a course may assist you to develop your skills and knowledge.

Consider completing a Certificate III in Hospitality Accommodation Services (Front Office and Housekeeping) at TAFE or a registered training organisation. This course can be completed in approximately 18 months full-time.

It may be an advantage to complete a short course and receive a Statement of Attainment in Food Handling.

Gain hands-on experience and on-the job training in an entry-level housekeeping role.


  • Autonomy
  • Communicator
  • Customer Orientated
  • Interpersonal
  • Integrity
  • Organised
  • Reliable
  • Self-Motivated
  • Team Player
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Hospitality
  • Customer Service
  • Training
  • Safe Work practices
  • Hygiene
  • Cleaning

Future Prospects

You may like to think about moving on from this career, some transferable skills can be utilised in roles such as;