Courses

Certificate III in Locksmithing

Apprenticeship

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 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
  • workshop
  • 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.

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

Employment outcomes

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.

Assessment

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.

Contact

For further information on the Certificate III in Locksmithing Apprenticeship program, please contact a Melbourne Polytechnic Education and Career Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

Local Students

Code

MEM30805

Campuses

HEIDELBERG

Department

Trades College
03 9269 8400

Duration

Part-time: 3 years
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 Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Classroom

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4950
Ineligible:$19800
Concession:$990
Materials:$1300

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Assessment Methods

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

Materials

What 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 Requirements

You must be employed as an Apprentice to enrol in this course

Pathways to further study

You may be interested in specialised courses when choosing a particular field within the security technology industry

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
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.