What is a Handyman?

A Handyman is a person that performs maintenance in and around the house / business premises and on equipment. These responsibilities can vary from quick repair jobs to highly skilled tasks. In some cases, especially in certain work related instances, a Handyman may need specified training to gain the skills necessary to maintain the equipment that may be in use at the business premises.

A good Handyman will be a jack-of-all-trades. He/she will be able to use a wide variety of hand tools, both electrical and manual to complete the task at hand to the specifications and standards of their workplace. A Handyman should always adhere to health and safety regulations, this will protect not only the Handyman but also any other people that might be put at risk if a job has not been correctly and safely completed.


Who will benefit from the course/s?

  • – A person who performs maintenance duties at work but has never had formal training.
  • – A person who would like to gain the knowledge to possibly start their own small business.
  • – A person who would like to gain the knowledge to use it in and around the home for personal use.


What skills will I gain?

  • – Apply health and safety to the work area
  • – Identify, inspect, use, maintain and care for engineering hand tools
  • – Maintain and repair plumbing systems
  • – Establish and prepare a Painting work area
  • – Prepare and prime new surfaces
  • – Tile replacement and tile laying
  • – Comply with good housekeeping practices
  • – Adapt to working in a client’s work environment
  • – Describe the impact of customer service on a business
  • – Basic Electricity skills
  • – Apply & Maintain safety in an electrical environment
  • – Design & construct a single phase circuit
  • – Painting & Wall Paper
  • – Scaffold erectors


Where can I use my newly gained skills?

  • – In the workplace (part-time or full-time)
  • – Start your own Handyman business
  • – In and around the home


What Handyman courses can I choose from?

Basic Handyman / General Maintenance (5 days)

Advanced Handyman Skills Program (10 days)

Hospitality Group Advanced Handyman Skills Program (10 days)


Who presents the training?

The Handyman training courses are presented by Protech Training.


Is Protech Training accredited?

Yes. Protech Training is accredited by the following SETA’s:

  • Accreditation number ESETA (Primary):
  • – Trade Test Centre Accreditation No:
  • – Accreditation number CETA (Secondary):
  • – Services Seta Accreditation No:


Where is the training done?

The Handyman training courses are presented in Monument Park in Pretoria. Both the theoretical training and the practical training will be done here.

The Basic Handyman / General Maintenance course can be presented at a business premises (‘On Job’ training) for a group of 5 – 12 learners.