In Australia, there are no specific qualifications required to work as a handyman. Many handymen have experience working in the construction industry or have completed vocational training in a related field, such as carpentry or plumbing. However, formal qualifications are not required to work as a handyman.
It’s important to note that handymen are not licensed tradespeople, and there are limits to what they can do. For example, a handyman cannot perform electrical work that requires a license, such as rewiring a home or installing a new electrical panel. Additionally, a handyman cannot perform gas fitting or any work that requires a license or certification. When the job is more complex, that is when to call in the trade-specific professionals.
Hiring a specialized professional handyman who can help you save money as they can perform minor jobs safely just as well as a trade-specific professional, and at a much lower rate. They can quote beforehand on services that fit within a fixed budget. But it is good to note that the average hourly charge is subjective and depends on service to service.
If you’re hiring a handyman, be sure to check their reviews and the different types of jobs they have completed prior to hiring. Additionally, if the work requires a license or certification, you will need hire a licensed tradesperson to ensure that the work is done safely and up to code. Finally, make sure to also confirm that your handyman is insured so that in the rare case anything goes wrong in your home you will be financially protected.
Handymen are skilled tradespeople who can perform a wide range of repair and maintenance tasks around the home. Local Expert can assist you in choosing the right person for your job and all our handymen are covered by the Local Expert Service Guarantee.
While there are no specific qualifications required to work as a handyman in Australia, Local Expert handymen are checked thoroughly during the onboarding process and have the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their job safely and effectively. Time to get a Job Well Done with Local Expert.
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