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Certificate III Cleaning Operations

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​​​​​​Purpose

The Certificate III Cleaning Operations program is a face-to-face/online professional development opportunity delivered by TAFE Queensland and designed to upskill the department’s cleaning staff.

This forms part of their latest Enterprise Bargaining (EB) agreement and is valid for the lifetime of the Department of Education Cleaners Certified Agreement 2018.

The purpose of the program is to:

  • develop the skill set of permanent department cleaners to ensure improved and effective cleaning practices are maintained
  • develop basic computer literacy skills of cleaning staff
  • provide cleaners with first aid training.

Duration of program

2020–2024

Eligibility

State s​chools with eligible cleaners.

Allocation of funds

Payments will be calculated based on the casual cleaning rate x scheduled workshop hours (up to a maximum of 38 hours) to enable the permanent cleaners to attend training.

Replacement funding will be reconciled with course attendance records and automatically processed by Learning and Professional Development through the School Appropriation and Payment Application (SAPA)​ payment process upon a cleaner’s successful completion of the program.

The EB initiative funds replacement time (up to a maximum of 38 hours) for cleaners.

Payment details

​Payment​During month of​Proportion of allocation paid
​February​In line with monthly ​payments​100%
​April​In line with monthly payments​100%
​June​In line with monthly payments​100%
September​In line with monthly payments​​100%
December​In line with monthly p​ayments​​100%

Data requirements

​​Data item​Data source​Due date
​TAFE course registration date​Workforce reporting data and TAFE registration data​Quarterly (March, June, September and January)

How to apply

Schools will have to submit their replacement funding claim to Learning and Professional Development. This claim will be reconciled with training attendance records.

Further information

More information is available for staff on OnePortal.

Contact

Organisational Devolpment
Learning and Professional Development
LearningandPD.HUMANRES@qed.qld.gov.au

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Last updated 23 September 2021