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Engineering Pathways

Certificate II in

Free TAFE Locksmithing Code: MEM20413

Sorry, this course is not available for international students.

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Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

9 weeks full time

Duration

9 weeks full time

Requirements

Year 10 or equivalent.

Next Intake

March

Next Intake

March

Unlock your potential

When you study a Certificate II in Engineering Pathways - Locksmithing at Melbourne Polytechnic, you’ll learn the ins and outs of this modern, constantly evolving security trade. The global digital locking industry is projected to grow by 33% by 2023. Stay relevant and in-demand as a locksmith with the skills and knowledge to manage the increasingly technical wireless and digital systems in homes and businesses today.

Hands-on teaching by industry experts

You’ll benefit from our community of renowned teaching staff, centred around practicing locksmiths with years of experience. We’ve even had staff that featured on television show, The New Inventors for revolutionising security technology. Learn the latest industry techniques on the latest machines, using methods and software used in the field. At Melbourne Polytechnic, we believe in real world experience through practical learning approaches. During your studies, you’ll work in a fully operational locksmith workshop with key cutting equipment, light fabrication machines and a fully equipped store with sample locks and demonstration equipment.

Get on track for a dynamic career

Having practiced a broad range of locksmithing skills, you’ll have the opportunity to become a locksmith apprentice upon completion of this course. You may go on to gain further skills with a Certificate III in Locksmithing or begin your diverse and exciting career. From installing and repairing card access systems in commercial buildings, to keyless entry in automobiles, every day as a locksmith is different. This course has been recognised by the Locksmith Guild of Australia and the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia, ensuring you’ll be well connected to industry upon graduation.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Locksmithing is a career that can take you to many places and graduates of this course have a very high chance of finding employment.
  • Vault Technician
  • CCTV System Engineer
  • Automotive Locksmith
  • Commercial Locksmith
  • Domestic Locksmith
  • Physical Security Advisor

Pathways

Successful completion of the Certificate II in Engineering Pathways (Locksmithing stream) will unlock doors to your future Locksmithing apprenticeship. Tasks that you complete will be automatically credited towards the Certificate III in Locksmithing course upon enrolment.

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"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Online components
  • Face-to-face

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by completion of the learning outcomes for each module. All modules are competency based.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS Elective 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS Elective 20
MEMPE005A DEVELOP A CAREER PLAN FOR THE ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT Core 20
MEMPE001A USE ENGINEERING WORKSHOP MACHINES Elective 60
MEMPE004A USE FABRICATION EQUIPMENT Elective 40
MEM16006A ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION Elective 20
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 30
MEMPE003A USE OXY-ACETYLENE AND SOLDERING EQUIPMENT Elective 40
MSAPMSUP106A WORK IN A TEAM Elective 30
MEMPE007A PULL APART AND RE-ASSEMBLE ENGINEERING MECHANISMS Elective 30
MEMPE006A UNDERTAKE A BASIC ENGINEERING PROJECT Core 80
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN WORK ENVIRONMENT Core 10
MEM16008A INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY Elective 20

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $430 $2150 $6350
Materials fee $100 $100 $100 $100
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $350 $705 $2500 $6700
Per year $0
Per semester $0

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

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Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.
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Requirements

You must have completed Year 10 before applying for this course, but we also accept mature age students who have not completed Year 10.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

Application procedure

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