From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Crack the right combination and be part of 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. As 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.
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 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’s 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.
4 days per week
Modes of Delivery
Online components, Face-to-face
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. 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
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.
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.
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.
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You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2.