Unlock your potential to become a sought-after locksmith in commercial, industrial and residential settings. Safeguard homes, manage complex security systems and use up-to-date technology to ensure the safety of people and property.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Install and program security equipment and systems
Maintain and service mechanical locking systems
Assemble and test lock mechanisms
Gain entry and reinstate fire, security and automotive locking systems
Perform site security surveys
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in solving key locksmithing challenges
Gain customer and industry relationships
Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To take this course as an apprenticeship you need to be employed as an apprentice in the industry as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer and
Submit your Training Plan Proposal (TPP) with your application
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An aptitude for working with your hands to perform installations and repairs
Teamwork and collaboration skills
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Locksmiths install and maintain locks and related security devices and systems.
Other jobs include: commercial locksmith, institutional locksmith, mobile locksmith, master key specialist and security consultant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Locksmithing does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate III in Locksmithing does not have any post-graduate courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Locksmithing qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 96 weighting points, including 33 core and 63 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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