Courses

Certificate III in Locksmithing

International Students

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.

Crack the code early and secure your future

Our popular Certificate III in Locksmithing prepares you for work 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
  • workshop skills
  • teamwork
  • automotive locksmithing
  • lock picking and bypass
  • safe opening
  • electronic security (e.g. 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 experienced in industry and 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 practise 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.

Our highly regarded course is recognised by the Locksmiths Guild of Australia and the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia.

While there are no workplace requirements we expect that you will be working in the industry while enrolled in the course, allowing you to put your newly learnt skills into a working context and enhancing it. Our industry connections mean we can connect you with locksmiths who may be looking for students to undertake work placement.

Employment outcomes

There are excellent opportunities for you to gain employment in the Locksmithing trade. This could be in highly specialised sectors of the trade, including:

  • security
  • electronic security
  • automotive

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.

Assessment

Assessment is by completion of all learning outcomes for each unit. All units are competency based.

International Students

Code

MEM30805

CRICOS Code

062063E

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Duration

Full-time: 18 months
Course note: delivered 2.5 days per week. Non-apprenticeship.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency
Other: For your information, the Certificate III in Locksmithing and the Diploma of Engineering Technology - Locksmithing stream, are offered together in a single packaged program.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by completion of all learning outcomes for each unit. All units are competency based.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department
Please note: Safety boots (compulsory), safety glasses (compulsory), ear muffs (optional), wood chisels (compulsory), and hand tools (compulsory)

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $7250
  • Tuition fees per year: $14500
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Pathways to further study

You may be interested in specialised courses when choosing a particular field within the security technology industry and may also be eligible to enrol in the Diploma course

Career Pathways

Locksmithing is a career that can take you to many places and graduates have a high chance of finding employment. The security industry is diverse and includes fields such as Locksmithing, electronic access and automotive work

Enrolment Intake

  • February
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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
MEM05004C PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING 20
MEM05013C PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING 20
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING 40
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS 30
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS 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
MEM20001A PRODUCE KEYS 40
MEM20002A ASSEMBLE AND TEST LOCK MECHANISMS 60
MEM20003A INSTALL AND UPGRADE LOCKS AND HARDWARE 40
MEM20004A GAIN ENTRY 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.