How to become a Room Attendant

Room attendants clean and maintain rooms in hotels, motels and other places of accommodation.

Personal requirements of a Room Attendant

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Neat personal appearance
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Honest and reliable
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to stay calm in difficult situations

Education & Training for a Room Attendant

You can work as a room attendant without formal qualifications. You will probably get some informal training on the job. You can also become a room attendant through a traineeship. Entry requirements may vary, but employers generally require Year 10.

Avg. weekly wage:


Future growth:

very strong growth

Employment by state:

ACT 1.6%

NSW 29.6%

NT 2.4%

QLD 26.5%

SA 7.7%

TAS 3.2%

VIC 18.1%

WA 11%

Hours worked:



above average

Gender split:

Male 15%

Female 85.1%

Education level:

Not completed Year 10: 6.2%

Not completed Year 12: 37%

Highest qualification is secondary school: 17.5%

Highest qualification is a Certificate 3 or 4: 17.1%

Highest qualification is a Diploma or Advanced Diploma: 15.2%

Highest qualification is a Bachelor degree: 7.1%

Highest qualification is a Postgraduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate: 0%

Age bracket:

Below 35 years: 32.8%

Above 35 years: 66.3%

*The data above is sourced from the Department of Employment’s Job Outlook website.

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