Hygiene & Cleaning NQF 1


SAQA ID 57937


1 Year




The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop the foundational, practical and reflexive competencies required for a career in the Hygiene & Cleaning Services Industry. A main focus of this qualification, is the development of a culture of quality service and professionalism in a cleaning services environment. This qualification intends to produce cleaners who can find gainful employment in the cleaning industry. 

The range of learners that will benefit from this qualification will include : cleaners, team leaders, supervisors, temporary or relief cleaners and emerging entrepreneurs who currently, or who aspire, to operate in the cleaning industry at large. Also, It is recognized that Cleaning is a ‘feeder’ industry from which learners can move into other related sectors.

This qualification is designed as the first qualification in the learning pathway in the cleaning sector and is suited to the following occupations: 

• Cleaner 

• Laundry assistant 

• Car wash attendant 

• Garden services 

• Relief cleaner 

• Room attendants 

• Ward hostess 

• Domestic worker 

• Sculler 

The second qualification in the sector will expand on this knowledge and is suited for the following occupations: Specialist cleaners in the cleaning industry (notably Textile, Laundry, Industrial and Health Care Cleaning), Team Leaders, and Care givers.

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