Housekeeper - Queensland Industry Tourism Council


Housekeepers perform cleaning and housekeeping duties in hotels, motels, and other commercial premises and in private residences.


  • Clean the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas
  • Sweep, mop and polish floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets, and clean curtains and upholstered furniture
  • Dust and polish furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • Pick up rubbish, emptying garbage containers and taking contents to waste areas for removal
  • Restock minibars and replenish items such as drinking glasses, writing equipment, linen and groceries
  • Strip and make beds, and change bed linen
  • Maintain kitchens, wash dishes and cooking utensils, and clean appliances, cupboards, counters, pantries and floors
  • Pick up, sort, wash, dry, iron and mend linen and clothes
  • Prepare and cook meals, set and clear tables and serving food and beverages
  • Take care of household pets and plants, receive visitors, answer phones, deliver messages and shop for groceries.

Future demand

Future demand - stable

How to become a Housekeeper

  • You can work as a housekeeper without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Certificate III in Cleaning Operations might be helpful.
  • You could complete a:
  • Find jobs and careers related to Housekeeper on Work in Paradise