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Environmental Cleaning


The Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications System for Environmental Cleaning (Environment Cleaning WSQ) is designed to help workers in the cleaning industry improve their employability as well as progress in their careers.

This framework broadly covers two sub-sectors:

  • Commercial and Private Residential Cleaning
  • Public Cleaning

Through clear training pathways, workers in this industry can acquire the skills needed to perform their duties effectively and improve their work performance.

Environmental Cleaning WSQ offers three progressive qualifications – Environmental Cleaning-Certificate, Higher Certificate, and Advanced Certificate. They cater to different job levels such as cleaning crews, team leaders, and supervisors.

Workers without academic qualifications can benefit through the comprehensive skill training under the WSQ Certificate in Environmental Cleaning.

Workers can go for further skills upgrading through the WSQ Higher Certificate in Environmental Cleaning, which offers in-depth training in specialised cleaning, as well as the soft skills required for cleaning team leaders.

The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Environmental Cleaning is suitable for cleaning professionals earmarked for leadership positions such as Cleaning Supervisors. This programme equips them with the necessary skills to effectively lead and manage a team.

The WSQ Certifications are awarded by SkillsFuture Singapore, and recognised by Workforce Singapore and the industry.

With the roll out of the Skills Frameworks (SF) in 2016, the WSQ programmes will be progressively aligned to the SF developed for the sector.

More information about the Skills Frameworks.