Trades & Services

Car Park Valet/Attendant

Car park valets or attendants clean the inside and outside of vehicles, park cars, and issue tickets and collect money in parking lots.

  • Entry-level education

    Junior secondary school certificate or equivalent

  • Job outlook

    1 2 3 4 5

What does a Car Park Valet/Attendant do?

Car park valets or attendants clean the inside and outside of vehicles, park cars, and issue tickets and collect money in parking lots.

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Work activities

As a car park valet or attendant, you might:

  • use high-pressure hoses to clean the outside of vehicles
  • vacuum and shampoo upholstery, carpets and vehicle interiors
  • wax and polish surfaces
  • collect and deliver vehicles
  • issue tickets and collect money
  • patrol areas to identify illegally parked vehicles
  • issue infringement notices.
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Key skills and interests

To become a car park valet or attendant, you would need:

  • an interest in cars
  • a methodical approach
  • attention to detail
  • the ability to work on your own without supervision, or as a member of a small team
  • excellent customer service skills.
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Working hours and conditions

Working Hours

You would usually work throughout the week and at weekends. Part-time work and overtime may be available.

Conditions

You would often be working outdoors at garages, workshops, parking lots or on customers' premises. You might work from a mobile cleaning unit which has water, a generator, a power washer and a vacuum cleaner.

You may have to wear a uniform or protective clothing. You would need a full drivers' licence.

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How to become an Car Park Valet/Attendant?

Entry Level Education

You will not need any particular qualifications to work as a car park valet or attendant, but it may be useful if you have some work experience in a related area such as the motor trade or industrial or office cleaning.

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Job outlook

  • 1 2 3 4 5

Employment of car park valets or attendants is expected to show limited growth.

Growth is likely to be strongest for car valets in metropolitan areas, as people increasingly live in apartments with no car washing facilities, and outsource more household cleaning activities.

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