Becoming a Handyperson
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Becoming a Handyperson

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Cleans, paints, repairs and maintains buildings, grounds and facilities.
Training time 13 - 31 weeks
Average pay $39,212
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 11,000

What does a Handyperson do?

  • 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


  • Hotel Useful
  • Hotel Yardperson

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