Courses

Certificate II in Engineering

Locksmithing

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.

This popular and highly regarded course is recognised by the Locksmith Guild of Australia, and the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia.

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.

Employment outcomes

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:

  • security
  • electronic access
  • automotive

Assessment

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.

Contact

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.

Local Students

Code

MEM20105

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 11 weeks
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

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$1850
Ineligible:$4650
Concession:$370
Materials:$258

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by completion of the learning outcomes for each module. All modules are competency based.

Materials

What 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.

Entrance Requirements

You must have completed Year 10 before applying for this course, but we also accept mature age students who have not completed Year 10.

Pathways to further study

If you successfully complete the Certificate II in Engineering - Locksmithing this will enable you to enrol in the Certificate III in Locksmithing (Apprenticeship)

Career Pathways

Locksmithing 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.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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
MEM20001A PRODUCE KEYS 40
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.