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Handyperson

Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.

Overview

Handypersons clean, paint, repair and maintain buildings, grounds and facilities.

Day-to-day

  • repairing broken windows, screens, doors, fences, barbecues, picnic tables, shelves, cupboards and other items
  • replacing defective items such as light bulbs
  • repairing and painting interior and exterior surfaces such as walls, ceilings and fences
  • clearing rubbish and leaves from driveways and grounds
  • mowing lawns and cultivating gardens
  • adjusting doors and windows
  • replacing tap washers
  • putting up handrails and grab rails.

Considerations

  • requires driving
  • working outdoors.

Occupation snapshot
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$1,068 / week
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Stable
Apprenticeships may be available

To become a Handyperson

  • You can work as a Handyperson without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. Some workers have Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications in areas such as carpentry, joinery or metal, electrical and engineering trades.

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