Security, Locksmithing and Clock Repair

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Secure an exciting future

Do you have a good eye for detail and enjoy technical work? Are you trustworthy, honest and reliable?

Sydney TAFE has a wide range of security courses and security training programs including locksmithing, security services and risk management. You could go on to become a security guard, locksmith, security electronics technician, bodyguard or risk assessment manager.

If you want to work with fine mechanisms, a watch and clock service and repair course could lead to a career specialising in timepieces of every kind.

Sydney TAFE and you

Sydney TAFE gives you the advantage whatever the stage of your career.

  • Leaving school? Our programs and support services will teach you workplace practices, attitudes and the foundation skills to launch your great career.
  • Launching your career? Our courses can take you from an apprenticeship through to owning your own business.
  • Time for a change? Sydney TAFE offers the best option for a career change with a number of long standing industry partnerships.

Flexible and fast-track options

Sydney TAFE can recognise your knowledge and life/work experience so you finish your qualification faster.

If you are already working in the industry and want to build on your career, you can apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL) so you don’t have to study what you already know.

Sydney TAFE is always developing innovative ways to deliver its courses, including evening and online options. The Security and Risk Management Diploma is available as an online course.

Build new career skills

Sydney TAFE offers you the opportunity of adding value to your skill-set through other programs, from relevant short courses, right through to certificate II and certificate III courses

You may be interested in other Sydney TAFE career areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrotechnology
  • Jewellery and Industrial Design
  • Business Management and Office Administration
  • Information Technology (IT)

Aaron Tongs: Certificate III in Locksmithing (Apprenticeship)

Locking in a secure career future

Aaron Tongs is a locksmith with BW Security Locksmiths on the NSW Central Coast. Proud of his career choice, Aaron praised the course at Sydney TAFE and the skills of teaching staff.

“Your hands are the best tool you’ll ever have being a locksmith.”


Industry partners include:

  • Qantas
  • Seiko Australia
  • Smith and Smith
  • Classique Swiss Watches.

Industry facts sourced from: Service Skills Australia Environmental Scan 2014; Job Outlook, Australian Government Department of Employment;

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