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  • MEM30819

Certificate III in Locksmithing

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career with this specialised technical qualification. Complete this course as part of your apprenticeship to become a trade qualified locksmith.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Locksmith (General)
  • Locksmith (Electronic Systems)
COURSE OUTCOME

MEM30819 Certificate III in Locksmithing

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Course overview

Course overview

Progress your career with this apprenticeship qualification. Develop your knowledge of locking and security systems to become a trade qualified locksmith with skills for domestic, automotive and industrial applications.

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.

This apprenticeship program will provide you with a comprehensive skill base for the repair, manufacture and installation of locking and security systems. You’ll learn how to perform computations and engineering measurements, interpret technical drawings, and use a range of hand tools for a variety of general engineering applications. Our industry-expert teachers will ensure you have the most up-to-date technical knowledge with the quality of skills sought after by employers.

Successful completion of this course allows you to become a trade qualified locksmith in a range of domestic, automotive or industrial settings.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core units listed below, plus a combination of elective units with a total value of 96 points.

Please note, elective units have various points values. Elective units will be selected in consultation with your employer and included on your training plan.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
MEM09002
Interpret technical drawing
MEM11011
Undertake manual handling
MEM12023
Perform engineering measurements
MEM12024
Perform computations
MEM13015
Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
MEM14006
Plan work activities
MEM16006
Organise and communicate information
MEM16008
Interact with computing technology
MEM17003
Assist in the provision of on the job training
MEM18001
Use hand tools
MEM18002
Use power tools/hand held operations
MSMENV272
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
CPPSEC3047A
Provide estimate and quote on security system
MEM12001
Use comparison and basic measuring devices
MEM20001
Produce keys
MEM20002
Assemble and test lock mechanisms
MEM20003
Install and upgrade locks and hardware
MEM20004
Gain entry
MEM20005
Install and maintain door control devices/systems
MEM20006
Maintain and service mechanical locking devices
MEM20007
Plan and prepare a masterkey system
MEM20014
Perform a site security survey
Safes A
MEM20011
Service and repair fire and security containers
Safes B
MEM16012
Interpret technical specifications and manuals
MEM20009
Gain entry and reinstate fire and security containers
Auto A
MEM16005
Operate as a team member to conduct manufacturing, engineering or related activities
MEM20012
Service and repair mechanical automotive locking systems
Auto B
MEM20010
Gain entry and reinstate automotive locking systems
MEM20013
Service automotive transponder systems
Access / Alarms
CPPSEC2021A
Install security equipment and systems
CPPSEC3036A
Program security equipment and system
CPPSEC3041A
Maintain and service security equipment and system
MEM16012
Interpret technical specifications and manuals
Masterkeying
MEM20008
Develop and implement a masterkey system

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
  • Southern Cross University
  • 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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

To study an apprenticeship or traineeship program you must be indentured as an apprentice or trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide the necessary human and physical resources to qualify for an apprentice.

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.

Need to know

Replacement Qualification
This qualification has been replaced by MEM30819 - Certificate III in Locksmithing, as of 25 June 2019. Please note: TAFE Queensland has been given approval to extend the transition period until 31 December 2020, to enable current students to complete their study. If required, current enrolment will be transitioned into the replacement qualification.

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