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


Job Demand: High

Average weekly wage: $800

Where you could work:

Hotels and Resorts -Southport SharksMarriott Resort, The Hilton, Sandy Point Beach Resort

Self employed

Housekeepers do the following tasks:

  • Cleaning the interior of buildings and the immediate outside areas
  • Sweeping, mopping and polishing floors, vacuuming and shampooing carpets, and cleaning curtains and upholstered furniture
  • Dusting and polishing furniture, fixtures and fittings
  • Picking up rubbish, emptying garbage containers, and taking contents to waste areas for removal
  • Restocking minibars and replenishing items such as drinking glasses, writing equipment, linen and groceries
  • Stripping and making beds, and changing bed linen
  • Maintaining kitchens, washing dishes and cooking utensils, and cleaning appliances, cupboards, counters, pantries and floors
  • Picking up, sorting, washing, drying, ironing and mending linen and clothes
  • Preparing and cooking meals, setting and clearing tables, and serving food and beverages
  • Taking care of household pets and plants, receiving visitors, answering telephones, delivering messages, and shopping for groceries