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Office Cleaning #2 – Periodic Cleaning

This course covers three units of competency for certificate II and III in Cleaning Operations. Each of these units is briefly outlined below.

Specialist Cleaning – Computer room cleaning: rooms where dust can destroy sensitive equipment such as computer server rooms, laboratories and other clean environments. This unit does not cover sterile environments such as working in operating theatres, medical device manufacture and pharmaceuticals.

Periodic Cleaning – Cleaning ceiling surfaces and fittings – is a periodic cleaning duty normally performed using extension poles and small a-frame ladders.

Periodic Cleaning – Washing furniture and fittings – include the periodic washing of hard surface furniture and fittings. This could include any commonly cleaned items from, tables and chairs to walls, and finishes, office furniture and fittings.

The course has been developed in conjunction with Daniels Associates, a leading Registered Training Organisation in the Cleaning Industry.

This course is NOT accredited and does NOT lead to a unit of competency. The knowledge gained from this course can be used to support a recognition process for the accredited unit of competency, CPPCLO3040 Clean ceiling surfaces and fittings

For more information visit the Daniels Associates website

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In this course you will learn the following:

  • Section 1 – Introduction
  • Section 2 – Identify condition of the building
  • Section 3 – Set-up area, organise access and barricade area
  • Section 4 – Set-up equipment & clean area
    • Section 4.1 – Specialist cleaning – Computer room cleaning
    • Section 4.2 – Periodic cleaning – Cleaning ceiling surfaces and fittings
    • Section 4.3 – Periodic cleaning – Washing furniture and fittings
  • Section 5 – Restore work area to original layout
  • Section 6 – Clean & store equipment



Cost $29.70 (incl. GST)
Unit code & name Office Cleaning (2) Periodic Cleaning
Pre-requisite None
Delivery 100% online, no classroom or assignments.
Time 3 minutes to enrol,  4-6 hours – self paced
Payment Paypal or Mastercard/Visa through our Eway internet payment facility, internet bank transfer by POLI. Click here to read about POLI.


How long? It takes 3 minutes to enrol and pay.  The course takes  4-6 hours to complete depending on your existing knowledge. No need to finish the course in one session!  Log in and out as many times as you like, the system remembers where you are up to.

How does it work? Click “Start Course Now” button, enter your details, and proceed to the payment page and pay. After payment, you are given immediate access to your “My Training”. Simply click on the name of the course when you are ready to start. No need to wait for an email with log in details.

The course is broken into sections. At the end of each section is an assessment. Please read “How will I be assessed” for more details on assessment.

Who should do this course? This course is for anyone working in the cleaning industry or looking for work in the cleaning industry.

How will I be assessed? The course is broken into sections.  At the end of each section is an assessment. You are required to study each section in sequence and answer every question correctly to be deemed competent. You are required to answer ALL questions in ALL sections correctly to be deemed competent in this subject.

How assessment works:

  1. Read the question;
  2. Select your answer/s from the selection of answers given;
  3. Press “Submit”;
  4. Move onto the next question;
  5. At the end of the questions, you will receive the result of your assessment.

If you answer all questions correctly, you will progress to the next section.  If you answer any questions incorrectly, you will be given feedback on which question you answered incorrectly. You will then be returned to the beginning of the learning materials for the section to review and attempt the assessment again.  You can review the learning materials during the assessment.

How to Enrol

Step 1 – Enrol in and pay for this online course.
Step 2 – Complete the online course
Step 3  – Send a copy of your identification to:

For course enquiries:
Phone 02 4962 4435

To log in to an existing course click here. 

You are required to verify your identity before we issue your certificate.

Your certificate emailed within 2 business days of receipt of your identification

Click here to view acceptable identification and identification submission details

Step 4 – Wait two (2) business days for your certificate to be emailed.

Course Outline

This course is broken into four (9) sections as follows:

Section 1 – Identify condition and set-up for cleaning

  • 1.2 Different types of soils found in commercial buildings
  • 1.3 Set-up area – organise access – barricade area
  • 1.4 Set-up equipment & clean area

Section 2 – Clean Rooms & computer room cleaning

  • 2.1 Introduction to clean rooms
  • 2.2 How cleaning a clean room is different to normal cleaning
  • 2.3 Clean room garments (clothing)
  • 2.4 Checking equipment
  • 2.5 Organise access
  • 2.6 Cleaning surfaces
  • 2.7 Damp-wiping sensitive electrical items
  • 2.8 Using a vacuum crevice tool
  • 2.9 Dust collection mats

Section 3 – Periodic Cleaning – Cleaning ceiling surfaces and fittings

  • 3.1 Introduction to ceiling cleaning
  • 3.2 Ceilings and fittings
  • 3.3 Use barricades and signs
  • 3.4 Preparing equipment
  • 3.5 Site characteristics and choice of equipment and materials
  • 3.6 Using ladders for cleaning ceilings
  • 3.7 Cleaning procedures for ceiling surfaces and fittings
  • 3.8 Using extension equipment
  • 3.9 Cleaning with detergents

Section 4 – Periodic Cleaning – Washing furniture and fittings

  • 4.1 Assess if work area is available for cleaning
  • 4.2 Cleaning methods
  • 4.3 Stain removal guide
  • 4.4 Inspect furniture and fittings for soiling
  • 4.5 Select correct detergent to suit surface being cleaned
  • 4.6 Preparing the area for cleaning
  • 4.7 Wash furniture and fittings

Section 5 Dress area, clean and store equipment

  • 5.1 Restore room to its original condition
  • 5.2 Rubbish disposal procedure
  • 5.3 Cleaning and storing equipment
  • 5.4 Prepare for the next shift

Got any queries or questions?

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In this course you will learn the following:

This course is copyrighted by “The Daniels Associates of Australasia” who have provided online & in-house training since 2003.  All training and assessment by “The Daniels Associates of Australasia” RTO # 30957.