The Building Service Contractors Association of Australia’s (BSCAA) recently released online Green Cleaning course has been well received ‘with rousing interest from all corners of the cleaning industry, from contractors, in-house cleaning and housekeeping operations, healthcare and aged care.’
“For the first time in the cleaning industry cost effective training courses are now readily available to everyone,” points out Bruce Whiteley, managing director registered training organisation Daniels Associates.
“Up until the release of the BSCAA online cleaning courses it was hard to find a cleaning course for under $150 and cleaning training was divided into the haves – those attracting government funding – and the have nots – those not attracting government funding. The cleaning industry at large is commenting that ‘finally there are courses available that are cost effective and convenient’,” Whiteley emphasises.
Recent New South Wales and Queensland BSCAA annual general meetings of supported the initiative to deliver cost effective equitable training courses to the industry.
Pleased with the response from BSCAA members, Daniels believes that over the next 12 months these courses will establish themselves as industry best practice.
The courses offer flexibility, convenience and a pathway to further education. Access is available for registered training organisations to use these courses as a recognition pathway (RPL) for obtaining a cleaning qualification.
The BSCAA green cleaning course covers all elements of the competency unit ‘CPPCMN3001B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices’ and provides an ideal introduction for those interested in sustainable cleaning practices. Topics covered include conducting a green cleaning audit; developing simple green cleaning procedures; buying green; continuous improvement; and communicating with clients and staff.
“The BSCAA green cleaning course offers a cost effective platform for cleaning contractors to include an element of green cleaning in their future government contracts and tenders,” Whiteley notes.