Puhtaus- ja kiinteistöpalvelualan perustutkinto | Puhtaus- ja kiinteistöpalveluala

Site Facilities Operative or Housekeeper | Vocational Qualification in Cleaning and Property Services

Start your studies in English and proceed to the Vocational Qualification in Cleaning and Property Services in Finnish.


Type of qualification:

Vocational upper secondary qualification

Apply period:

coming later

Scope of studies:

180 (osp)

Start date:



2 - 3 years

Mode of studying:

Contact teaching, in English




Joensuu Peltola

Contact teaching days:

The classes will be held during daytime from Monday to Friday.


Qualification holders are able to plan and implement cleaning services at different customer sites. They may specialise in domestic services or site facilities services according to their competence area.

The first part of the training will be in English added with intensive Finnish studies

The training also includes studies supporting learning skills, study techniques and social skills. During the studies, the language will gradually change to Finnish as the students’ Finnish language skills develop. Eventually they will complete the vocational qualification in Finnish and graduate as a site facilities operative (toimitilahuoltaja in Finnish) or housekeeper (kodinhuoltaja in Finnish).

Practical training will be carried out at our learning environments in Riveria, Joensuu. An important part of the training will be work-based learning periods at customer sites operated together with private or public employers.

Tutkinnon perusteet

Who can apply?

The training is primarily aimed at non-Finnish-speaking students, who have sufficient skills in English.

Entry requirements are
- You are at least 18 years of age when the studies start.
- High school certificate or the general school-leaving certificate
- Good command of English
- Good physical and mental condition to study and work

Student selection

The admission is based on an interview. The interviewees are selected based on motivation video and application.
Application period 13.2.-14.4.2023
Applicants selection week 16, 2023
Interviews (online) 24.-26.4.2023
Student selection week 17, 2023
Start of the training 4.9.2023

Basic education and costs

High school certificate or the general school-leaving certificate

Good physical and mental condition.

After graduation

Qualification holders work in residential properties, hotel and other accommodation facilities, shopping centres and store facilities, special situations at home, means of transport, healthcare institutions, industrial plants, healthcare facilities or swimming pool and spa facilities.