It is all revenue raising. Maybe some things can be learned but who is to say that you have not found a better way and why should you be at the hands of some so called expert? We have all heard of the dodgy builder, with a licence or plumber or the bad driver and even the pedophile with a blue card that runs the entire child safety government corrupt body - so all these tickets are about, is raising money in an underhanded way and to keep all blame on the person doing the task so insurance companies can continue the scam.
Getting a license doesn't prove that you are capable and the amount we have to have with limited almost non existent real teachings is a farce. The white card for example - Online course and to pass you have to answer all questions right. If you get one wrong you jump back a couple question and then select another multiple choice answer. Sounds legit to me. Usually tickets will be asked for by various business you work for. Having liability insurance is just another one of these so called revenue schemes.
If these people wish for you to have a ticket, than maybe they should pay for these tickets or hand them out free.
In my state i am not sure what is what but some that i have been asked to have.
Forklift ticket - yet i drove forklifts at 16 without and did an excellent job.
Chainsaw - Think this one is a must and goes in stages. Stages are about the height you can cut. Which then goes hand in hand with Working at heights ticket and possibly EWP if using cherry pickers. I haven't heard of the chemical spraying ticket but have heard of keeping a MSDS onboard.
Being a handyman - I have repaired a lot of plumbing but usually to my capabilities, which seems to be vast and don't think for general plumbing a ticket is needed. These type usually the burden is laid onto the customer to make sure they use a licenced person, yet the amount of dodgy jobs i have seen by licenced people is a disgrace. Ripping of old ladies etc. Just like the licenced mechanic that is vastly overpriced for certain unsuspecting people. Not to mention the amount of very new apprentices that work on cars.
Not sure what the rate is now but to do any form of handyman repairs was to the value of $3000 including materials, which may have jumped to $5000 now. This is ridiculous in the sense that you could spend $5000 on materials alone and not do any work at all. Does that mean if you spend $5001 on materials and somebody else does the job, will you still be liable? Or what if you quote to do part of the job for example, erect two sides of a fence and then 3 months later do the other 2 sides at 2 separate costs of $5000. The customer could say they only asked for 2 sides and then wanted the other sides done, which then removes all the burden. Why can you erect up to a certain value of fence and not do the rest? Wjhy is it that after a certain amount your work becomes bad? I reckon doing half the job good and not being able to finish would be the problem. What happens if you do multiple jobs at one property? Do you invoice each job separately to get away with the limit? For example, mow lawn - invoice, fix tap washers - invoice, Fix fence - invoice. The whole lot is an absolute farce.
I have heard in other states you can get a limited electrician licence so you are able to rewire light switches etc. But not in my state, no way, would have come in handy many times, since it isn't that hard to do and would have helped while doing other jobs. Oh and there is the one where you can work for a company that has all the licences, you as a subcontractor without and as far as i know, will get away with working for more than the limit.
A blue card with P for paid if you are employed and paid by for example, a child care centre to do handywork. All the kids that get hurt this is becoming a joke and as of recent, it wouldn't matter if you had one anyway because nobody will believe you now. A police check is another but probably better.
One thing i have learned is this so called protection racket going on is getting out of hand.
Take guns away - people still get killed by guns, people still use guns without licence
Get a car licence - people still get killed, can't drive and use cars without licences
Safety at heights ticket - people still clean gutters because no customer is going to pay the hundreds or even thousands it would cost to do it the way you are supposed to as told by the criminal laws.
You could go on and on how everything that is implemented is about the pockets of the few and nothing more.
I have 2 white cards, a blue card and a car licence and still can only do what is financially feasible or i would not survive because nobody could pay me and i still have not had a bad accident yet and worked without these tickets long before i ever got them doing the exact same thing.