Certificate III in Locksmithing - MEM30819


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification defines the skills and knowledge required of a locksmithing tradesperson within the locksmithing industry. The qualification has been specifically developed for apprentices in the above trade. The qualification packaging has been developed on an assumption that competency will be developed through a combination of on and off-the-job learning strategies such as those delivered through a formal apprenticeship. The qualification may also be achieved through formal skills recognition assessment processes.The skills associated with this qualification are intended to apply to a wide range of locksmithing work, including undertaking the repair, manufacture and installation of locking and security systems in domestic, automotive and industrial applications.This qualification is designed to provide an industry recognised skills profile related to trade work as a locksmithing tradesperson. Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement where the mix of on and off-the-job training would be specified in the Training Plan associated with the Contract of Training between the employer and apprentice.Assessment of some units of competency must, where indicated, include evidence of the candidate's performance in a functioning workplace where there is a sufficient range of appropriate tasks and materials to cover the scope of application of those units. All outcomes must reflect the standard of performance inherent in the job.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. However, in some jurisdictions units in this qualification may require a license or relate to regulatory requirements. Licensing and regulatory information is included in the relevant units of competence.No other descriptor can be used.


  • Produce keys
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Service and repair mechanical automotive locking systems
  • Install and upgrade locks and hardware
  • Maintain and service security equipment and system
  • Perform inspection
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Program security equipment and system
  • Gain entry and reinstate fire and security containers
  • Perform operational maintenance of machines/equipment
  • Gain entry and reinstate automotive locking systems
  • Plan work activities
  • Test installed security equipment and system
  • Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
  • Maintain and service mechanical locking devices
  • Install security equipment and systems
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate and monitor machine and process
  • Develop and implement a masterkey system
  • Perform a site security survey
  • Undertake work health and safety activities in the workplace
  • Commission and decommission security equipment and system
  • Perform precision mechanical measurement
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Service and repair fire and security containers
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Use hand tools
  • Assemble and test lock mechanisms
  • Service automotive transponder systems
  • Identify and diagnose electronic security equipment and system fault
  • Perform computations
  • Use comparison and basic measuring devices
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Install and maintain door control devices/systems
  • Use tools for precision work
  • Interpret technical specifications and manuals
  • Perform internal/external customer service
  • Provide estimate and quote on security system
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Modify and repair security equipment and system
  • Assist in the provision of on-the-job training
  • Gain entry
  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Plan and prepare a masterkey system

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Part-time : 4 years

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