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  • MEM20105

Certificate II in Engineering

Locksmithing
At a glance

At a glance

Get started learning the specialised skills of locksmithing with this entry-level qualification. This course will put you at the top of an employer's list for gaining an apprenticeship.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Locksmithing Apprentice
  • Trade Assistant
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM20105 Certificate II in Engineering

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Course overview

Course overview

Get started in your career as a locksmith with this entry-level course. Learn the basic skills you need to increase your employability as a locksmithing apprentice.

Locksmithing, or security technology, is a specialised trade with steady demand for workers. Increased use of technology in this area means employers are looking for workers who are up-to-date with current methods, tools and equipment.

In this course you will learn how to produce keys, install locks, and assemble and test lock mechanisms. You will also develop skills in workplace health and safety, planning and undertaking workplace tasks and activities, and workplace communication. Our industry-expert teachers integrate these skills throughout your course to make your learning as real-world as possible.

Successful completion of this course will give you the confidence to seek a locksmithing apprenticeship or look for employment as a trade assistant.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 9 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM13014A
Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment
MEM14004A
Plan to undertake a routine task
MEM15002A
Apply quality systems
MEM15024A
Apply quality procedures
MEM16007A
Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM12001B
Use comparison and basic measuring devices
MEM12023A
Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024A
Perform computations
MEM14005A
Plan a complete activity
MEM16006A
Organise and communicate information
MEM16008A
Interact with computing technology
MEM18001C
Use hand tools
MEM20001A
Produce keys
MEM20002A
Assemble and test lock mechanisms

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Students must have a clear Criminal History, and a sound achievement in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent is recommended.

Resources required

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes the use of safety glasses, protective footwear with covered uppers, steel capped toes and non-slip soles to AS2210, leather gloves to AS2161, and hair protection. You should also wear 100% cotton drill industry-standard clothing.

If you fail to meet these minimum standards of dress, you will not be permitted entry into practical classes.

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Further Study
Completion of this pre-apprenticeship provides opportunities and employability skills to advance into apprenticeship training.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland