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Locksmithing

Certificate III Of

Apprenticeship Code: MEM30805 Cricos: 062063E

Overview

Campus

Heidelberg

Duration

full time / 3 years part time

Duration

full time / 3 years part time

Next Intake

February

Next Intake

February, February

Join a dynamic, high-demand industry

Equip yourself with the skills to succeed in the constantly evolving locksmith industry. Completed as part of an apprenticeship, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Locksmithing provides you with practical, hands-on training in the latest locksmithing technologies and methods. The global home security market is set to exceed $32 billion in 2019 and continue growing. Keep pace with the newest innovations in this space with this industry-approved course.

Learn in real world scenarios

Get a good grasp of day-to-day life as a locksmith with our practical learning approaches. You’ll practice real world scenarios using the machines, software and techniques used by locksmiths everyday. At Melbourne Polytechnic, our teachers are experienced, practicing locksmiths who can guide you as you practice in a fully equipped workshop and use industry software such as Instacode and Promaster 7. Connect with the locksmithing industry by joining our community and embarking on a course recognised by the Locksmith Guild of Australia and the Master Locksmiths Association of Australasia.

Secure a bright future in a crucial trade

Skilled locksmiths have a variety of in-demand skills from lockpicking to programming digital security systems. As a qualified locksmith, you can choose to focus on a specialised area of the physical security trade such as electronic access systems or automotive locksmithing. You might work for a security company, emergency services or even set your own schedule with your own locksmithing business.

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. The security industry is large and diverse and includes fields such as locksmithing, electronic access and automotive work
  • Electronic Access System Engineer
  • Automotive Locksmith
  • Safe Technician
  • Vault Technician
  • CCTV System Engineer
  • Alarm System Engineer
  • Domestic Locksmith
  • Commercial Locksmith

Pathways

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

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. 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.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

Course delivery: Day and block release
Mon - AM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

Assessment Methods

Assessment is by completion of all learning outcomes for each unit and all units 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.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
MEM12024A PERFORM COMPUTATIONS Core 30
MEM14004A PLAN TO UNDERTAKE A ROUTINE TASK Core 10
MEM20007A PLAN AND PREPARE A MASTERKEY SYSTEM Core 60
MEM20011A SERVICE AND REPAIR FIRE AND SECURITY CONTAINERS Core 60
MEM20005A INSTALL AND MAINTAIN DOOR CONTROL DEVICES/SYSTEMS Core 20
MEM18001C USE HAND TOOLS Core 20
MEM09002B INTERPRET TECHNICAL DRAWING Core 40
MEM20008A DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A MASTERKEY PLAN Core 40
MSAENV272B PARTICIPATE IN ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES Core 30
MEM20012A SERVICE AND REPAIR MECHANICAL AUTOMOTIVE LOCKING SYSTEM Core 60
MEM20010A GAIN ENTRY AND REINSTATE AUTOMOTIVE LOCKING SYSTEMS Core 40
MEM17003A ASSIST IN THE PROVISION OF ON THE JOB TRAINING Core 20
MEM13014A APPLY PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY IN WORK ENVIRONMENT Core 10
MEM20002A ASSEMBLE AND TEST LOCK MECHANISMS Core 60
PRSTS202A INSTALL SECURITY EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM Core 40
MEM20014A PERFORM A SITE SECURITY SURVEY Core 20
MEM15002A APPLY QUALITY SYSTEMS Core 20
MEM15024A APPLY QUALITY PROCEDURES Core 10
PRSTS302A PROGRAM SECURITY EQUIPMENT/SYSTEM Core 20
MEM18002B USE POWER TOOLS/HAND HELD OPERATIONS Core 20
MEM16007A WORK WITH OTHERS IN MANUFACTURING, ENGINEERING ENVIRONMENT Core 10
MEM20013A SERVICE AUTOMOTIVE TRANSPONDER SYSTEMS Core 20
MEM20003A INSTALL AND UPGRADE LOCKS AND HARDWARE Core 40
MEM20009A GAIN ENTRY AND REINSTATE FIRE AND SECURITY CONTAINERS Core 40
MEM16008A INTERACT WITH COMPUTING TECHNOLOGY Core 20
MEM20001A PRODUCE KEYS Core 40
MEM20004A GAIN ENTRY Core 40
MEM05013C PERFORM MANUAL PRODUCTION WELDING Core 20
MEM12023A PERFORM ENGINEERING MEASUREMENTS Core 30
MEM16006A ORGANISE AND COMMUNICATE INFORMATION Core 20
MEM05004C PERFORM ROUTINE OXY ACETYLENE WELDING Core 20
MEM14005A PLAN A COMPLETE ACTIVITY Core 20
MEM20006A MAINTAIN AND SERVICE MECHANICAL LOCKING DEVICES Core 60

Fees & Costs

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.

Tuition Fees
$5450.00 - $21500.00
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

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)
Materials Costs
$1300.00
$
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

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.

Requirements

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

Next Steps

Apprenticeships are coordinated via the Trade and Traineeship Support Unit (TSU) where you will provide details of your employer, who will register you with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) provider.

The AASN will register your training contract on DELTA and you will be allocated a DELTA number. Melbourne Polytechnic will then be able to enrol you into your training program.

If you have any questions about the application procedures for an Apprenticeship, please contact the TSU.

Application procedure

Application procedure