Courses and programs

Environmental Cleaning


Welcome to the eLearning module Environmental Cleaning.

This module aims to provide you with the skills and knowledge to perform environmental cleaning in a hospital environment. Completion of this module is mandatory for meeting legislative, safety and policy requirements. This course should take around 15 to 20 minutes to complete.

A certificate is issued on completion.


By successfully completing this module, you will be able to:

  • prepare yourself and equipment to undertake environmental cleaning in a hospital environment
  • identify the risk categories and colour codes for environmental cleaning
  • discuss the general principles and safe practices of environmental cleaning
  • demonstrate the correct techniques when cleaning
  • communicate effectively with patients, visitors and staff
  • protect your health and safety
  • complete end of shift tasks
  • prevent the spread of infection.


This course is applicable all cleaning staff at NSW Health Staff and may qualify for up to 0.4 hrs of Continuous Professional Development.