Accredited General Education and Training Certificate

DOMESTIC SERVICES

SAQA ID

NQF 1

Qual ID: 23853

Duration

1 Year Minimum

Credits 141

Study

Blended Learning
Online
In-Class

Assessment

Portfolio of Evidence
Final Summative
RPL / CAT

The primary purpose of this qualification is to develop competencies in a learner as required for a career in the Domestic Services Industry.

The qualification is aimed at:

  • Raising the self esteem, personal growth and income of domestic workers
  • Creating new learning and career paths and progression opportunities for domestic workers, either as employees or through starting their own businesses
  • Improving the support systems available to employers in their households
  • Achieving recognition for the contribution of domestic services to the economy
  • Improving domestic services within homes and communities
  • Formalising the domestic services industry
    Increasing employment opportunities for the unemployed and new entrants into the labour market

As this is an NQF Level 1 qualification, and therefore the starting point of a career and of training and development in various industries, no formal learning is assumed to be in place.

  • Health Care
  • Wholesale and Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Car Wash Attendants
  • Dry Cleaning and Laundry
  • Garden Services
  • Aircraft Cleaning
  • Textile Cleaning
  • Ancillary Health Care
  • Waste Management
  • Retail and Merchandising
  • Transport
  • Food Production
  • Aupair

Courses linked to the Qualification

Course 1

Hygiene, Health and Safety

This course will allow you to understand and apply hygiene, health, and safety measures when working in the cleaning, child caring, hospitality, or transportation arena.

Hygiene, Health and Safety

3 lessons - 120 hours 12 Credits
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Course 2

General Principles in Cleaning

This course will allow you to understand and apply workplace relationships, general cleaning practices as well as quality service.

General Principles in Cleaning

3 lessons - 140 hours 14 Credits
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Course 3

Housekeeping and Cleaning Services

This course will allow you to understand and apply housekeeping and cleaning services in the home, office, kitchen and hospitality arena

Housekeeping and Cleaning Services

6 lessons - 460 hours 46 Credits
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Course 4

Hospitality Services

This course will allow you to understand and apply skills to service guest rooms as well as keep kitchen and food preparation areas clean.

Hospitality Services

2 lessons -110 hours 11 Credits
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Course 5

Laundry Services

This course will allow you to wash, iron, press, and store laundry effectively.

Laundry Services

2 lessons -130 hours 13 Credits
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Course 6

Child Care Services

This course will allow you to safely take care of babies, toddlers, and young children in and around the home.

Child Care Services

5 lessons - 220 hours 22 Credits
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Course 7

Cooking and Baking Services

This course will allow you to read recipes and understand cooking terms, methods, and measurements. Emphasis is placed on hygienic practices in the kitchen and in the preparation of healthy and nutritional food.

Cooking and Baking Services

3 lessons - 280 hours 28
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Course 8

Pet and Animal Care Services

This course will allow you to understand and apply skills to manage pets and animal care in and around the home.

Pet and Animal Care Services

4 lessons - 110 hours 11 Credits
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Course 11

Packing and Removal Services

This course will allow you to understand and apply skills to effectively provide a packing and removal service.

Packing and Removal Services

2 lessons - 80 hours 8 Credits
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Course 12

Entrepreneurship

This course will allow you to identify opportunities to establish and manage your own business effectively

Entrepreneurship

4 lessons - 150hours 15 Credits
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Course 9

Communication Literacy

This course will allow you to understand and apply effective communication skills.

Communication Literacy

4 lessons - 210 hours 21 Credits
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Course 10

Mathematical Literacy

This course will allow you to understand and apply effective mathematical skills.

Mathematical Literacy

4 lessons - 270 hours 27 Credits
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