Courses

Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Locksmithing

MEM20413

Crack the right combination and be part Melbourne Polytechnic’s renowned locksmithing teaching and training with the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways. 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 Pathways prepares you for work in the Locksmithing industry. A hands-on practical course, the Locksmithing stream of the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways teaches you the skills highly sought in industry.

Areas of study include:

  • engineering projects
  • computing technology
  • key production
  • use of key machines
  • hand tools
  • silver soldering
  • development of a career plan

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.

Local Students

Code

MEM20413

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 9 weeks
4 days per week

Fees

Eligible:$1950
Ineligible:$3900
Concession:$390
Materials:$100

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 annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

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

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
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT 10
MEM16006A ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION 20
MEM16008A INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY 20
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS 20
MEMPE001A Use engineering workshop machines 60
MEMPE003A Use oxy-acetylene and soldering equipment 40
MEMPE004A Use fabrication equipment 40
MEMPE005A Develop a career plan for the engineering and manufacturing industry 20
MEMPE006A Undertake a basic engineering project 80
MEMPE007A Pull apart and re-assemble engineering mechanisms 30
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES 30
MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM 30

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Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.