Home Improvement Installer

Installs functional and decorative home improvements such as awnings, curtains, blinds, security screens, garage doors, exterior cladding, shower screens and prefabricated windows and doors. Registration or licensing may be required.
Training time 1 - 4 years
Average pay $49,018
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 3,700

What does a Home Improvement Installer do?

  • examining plans, specifications and work sites to determine the type and quality of installations required and their location
  • preparing site for insulation and installation of fittings by nailing up furring, drilling holes for screws and bolts, and erecting scaffolding and ladders
  • gluing blocks and slabs of foamed plastic and cork to walls
  • operating equipment to blow and spray mineral wool, fibre fill and foam insulation material into cavities
  • cutting insulation material to size and shape, and nailing and stapling batt-type insulation to joists, studs and furring
  • measuring, cutting and applying solar control film to windows
  • fitting awnings, security screens, shower screens, prefabricated windows and doors, exterior cladding and other home improvements using hand tools
  • drilling holes in wood, brick, stone and fibrous structures, and bolting, screwing and nailing fittings into place
  • attaching and adjusting mechanical fittings such as cranks, locks and pull-cords

Specialisations

  • Awning Installer
  • Carport Erector
  • Curtain Fitter
  • Security Door Installer
  • Shower Screen Installer

Related courses

Government-subsidised training is marked with this symbol
Certificate III in Blinds, Awnings, Security Screens and Grilles