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
- 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.
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.
There are excellent opportunities for you to gain employment in the Locksmithing trade. This could be in highly specialised sectors of the trade, including:
- electronic security
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 is by completion of all learning outcomes for each unit. All units are competency based.
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
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 MethodsAssessment is by completion of all learning outcomes for each unit. All units are competency based.
MaterialsLists 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)
- Tuition fees per semester: $7250
- Tuition fees per year: $14500
Pathways to further studyYou 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 PathwaysLocksmithing 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
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.