Lock up a safe career in Locksmithing! Security is an increasingly important consideration for the community and the Locksmithing industry is constantly evolving to meet the demand for new products, new technology and new methods. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Locksmithing has been designed after extensive consultation with industry and is also offered to International students.
South Australian students: course information is here
Crack the code early and secure your future
Our Certificate III in Locksmithing – Apprenticeship is ideal preparation for a future in the Locksmithing industry.
Areas of study include:
- manufacturing and engineering environments
- computing technology
- hand tools and power tools
- key production
- basic welding
- lock assembly
- lock servicing
- lock installation
- team work
- automative locksmithing
- lock-picking and bypass
- safe opening
- electronic security (such as CCTV, alarm systems and electronic access control)
Industry connections and resources
This practically based course is taught by practicing Locksmiths with many years of experience. You will be taught real scenarios that you are likely to experience in industry and you’ll learn on the latest machines, using the techniques and software used by Locksmiths.
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. These allow you to develop and practice a broad range of locksmithing skills.
Our theory classrooms are fully equipped with laptops running the latest Locksmithing software such as Instacode and Promaster 7, projectors and wifi to access online resources and assessments.
On completion of the course, apprentices will have the skills to focus on specialised areas of the physical security trade, including:
- physical security advisors
- electronic access systems
- automotive locksmithing
- safe and vault technician
- CCTV and alarm systems
- domestic and commercial locksmithing
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL and Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) are available options and offered to apprentices at the time of enrolment. If you’re already working in Locksmithing and looking for a formal qualification, you are encouraged to contact the department (or an ECA in the first instance, see below), to discuss the process.
You will be advised prior to enrolment, of the option to apply for RPL or RCC based on the skills you have gained through life, work experience and training (other than) nationally accredited training courses and programs. If you elect to apply for RPL, you will be assessed individually to determine your RPL outcome.
We supply you with student workbooks containing assessment items that you will complete during the course. Assessment is by completion of all learning outcomes for each unit and all units are competency based.
Course delivery: Day and block release
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM
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 Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
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 all learning outcomes for each unit and all units are competency based
MaterialsWhat we will supply
Resource books are online and we will supply you with student workbooks
What you will need to supply
You will need to purchase your hand tools (compulsory) and PPE including safety boots (compulsory), safety glasses (compulsory) and earmuffs (optional)
Entrance RequirementsYou must be employed as an Apprentice to enrol in this course
Pathways to further studyYou may be interested in specialised courses when choosing a particular field within the security technology industry
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.
|MEM05004C||PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING||20|
|MEM05013C||PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING||20|
|MEM09002B||INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING||40|
|MEM12023A||PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS||30|
|MEM13014A||APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM14004A||PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK||10|
|MEM14005A||PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY||20|
|MEM15002A||APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM15024A||APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES||10|
|MEM16006A||ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION||20|
|MEM16007A||WORK WITH OTHERS IN A MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING OR RELATED ENVIRONMENT||10|
|MEM16008A||INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY||20|
|MEM17003A||ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING||20|
|MEM18001C||USE HAND TOOLS||20|
|MEM18002B||USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS||20|
|MEM20002A||ASSEMBLE AND TEST LOCK MECHANISMS||60|
|MEM20003A||INSTALL AND UPGRADE LOCKS AND HARDWARE||40|
|MEM20005A||INSTALL AND MAINTAIN DOOR CONTROL DEVICES/SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM20006A||MAINTAIN AND SERVICE MECHANICAL LOCKING DEVICES||60|
|MEM20007A||PLAN AND PREPARE A MASTERKEY SYSTEM||60|
|MEM20008A||DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A MASTERKEY SYSTEM||40|
|MEM20009A||GAIN ENTRY AND REINSTATE FIRE AND SECURITY CONTAINERS||40|
|MEM20010A||GAIN ENTRY AND REINSTATE AUTOMOTIVE LOCKING SYSTEMS||40|
|MEM20011A||SERVICE AND REPAIR FIRE AND SECURITY CONTAINERS||60|
|MEM20012A||SERVICE AND REPAIR MECHANICAL AUTOMOTIVE LOCKING SYSTEMS||60|
|MEM20013A||SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPONDER SYSTEMS||20|
|MEM20014A||PERFORM A SITE SECURITY SURVEY||20|
|MSAENV272B||PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||30|
|PRSTS202A||INSTALL SECURITY EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM||40|
|PRSTS302A||PROGRAM SECURITY EQUIPMENT/SYSTMEM||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3.