Sorts, cleans, irons, folds and packages linen, clothing and other garments in a commercial laundry.
Skill Level 5
Folding Machine Operator
Skills Assessment Authority
Caveats No caveats.
Group: 8115 Laundry Workers
sort, clean, fold, iron and package linen, clothing and other items in laundries and drycleaning establishments, and private residences.
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
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.
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