Crack the right combination and be part Melbourne Polytechnic’s renowned locksmithing teaching and training with the Certificate II in Engineering - Locksmithing. Physical security is an important consideration for everyone and the locksmithing industry is constantly evolving to meet the demand for new products, new technology and new methods.
Decipher your career code early and secure your future
This stream of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate II in Engineering prepares you for work in the Locksmithing industry. A hands-on practical course, the Locksmithing stream of the Certificate II in Engineering teaches you the skills highly sought in industry.
Areas of study include:
- manufacturing and engineering environments
- computing technology
- key production
- use of key machines
- hand tools
- silver soldering
- working with others and working as a team
Industry connections and resources
Engineering – Locksmithing is a practically based course delivered by practising Locksmiths with many years of experience. You will learn from the best in real scenarios with the latest industry techniques. Learn on the latest machines, using the methods and software needed to put you at the top of the field.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a fully operational locksmith workshop with key cutting equipment, light fabrication machines (drill press, lathe etc.) and a fully equipped store with sample locks, demonstration equipment, assessment tasks and materials. This equipment allows you to practise a broad range of locksmithing skills.
Our theory classrooms are fully equipped with laptops running the latest locksmithing software, projectors, and wifi to access online resources and assessments.
While there are no workplace requirements in this course we encourage you to look for a work placement on your non-attendance day. This shows your initiative and passion for the trade, and also puts your knowledge and skills into practice. Our industry connections mean that we can connect you with locksmiths looking for able work experience students like you.
There are excellent opportunities for you to gain employment as a Locksmith apprentice if you are successful in completing your studies. Once the Certificate II is completed, you can have some units transferred to the Certificate III in Locksmithing. You will have a high probability of securing employment in a variety of industries, including:
- electronic access
The teaching department will supply you with student workbooks containing assessment items that you will complete during the course.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is available to you where it is relevant and should be discussed at enrolment.
If you would like further information on our popular Certificate II in Engineering (Locksmithing), please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.
9 to 11 weeks, Tuesday to Friday
8 hours per day
Class Schedule: *
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsYou must have completed Year 10 before applying for this course, but we also accept mature age students who have not completed Year 10.
Assessment MethodsAssessment is by completion of the learning outcomes for each module. All modules are competency based.
MaterialsWhat we will supply
Resource books are online and we will supply student workbooks. What you will need to supply
You will need to purchase your tools.
Pathways to further studyIf you successfully complete the Certificate II in Engineering - Locksmithing this will enable you to enrol in the Certificate III in Locksmithing (Apprenticeship)
Career PathwaysLocksmithing is a career that can take you to many places and graduates of this course have a very high chance of finding employment. The security industry is large and diverse, and includes fields such as locksmithing, electronic access and automotive work.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|MEM03001B||PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION ASSEMBLY||40|
|MEM05006C||PERFORM BRAZING AND/OR SILVER SOLDERING||20|
|MEM07024B||OPERATE & MONITOR MACHINE/PROCESS||40|
|MEM07032B||USE WORKSHOP MACHINES FOR BASIC OPERATIONS||20|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||10|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||10|
|MEM16004B||PERFORM INTERNAL/EXTERNAL CUSTOMER SERVICE||20|
|MEM16005A||OPERATE AS A TEAM MEMBER TO CONDUCT MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ACTIVITIES||20|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||20|
|MEM20002A||ASSEMBLE AND TEST LOCK MECHANISMS||60|
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.