Certificate III in Locksmithing

Certificate III   NRT
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Start date:
Mon 27 Feb 2017
 –   Ultimo
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  • Locksmithing course details

    Course description and aims

    This course is for people who want to be trained as locksmiths. You will gain
    the competencies required by an tradesperson working in this area.

    You will acquire skills and knowledge in workplace communication, work health
    and safety, quality procedures and systems and planning, engineering
    measurement, computations and computer technology plus the technical skills and
    knowledge required by locksmiths. You will also learn how to install and repair
    locks and related equipment.

    The course duration may vary depending on the training pathway agreed to
    between you, your employer and the TAFE college.

    Course outcomes and careers

    Locksmith tradesperson at level C10 under the Metal, Engineering and Associated
    Industries Award.

    Recommended Pathways

    Students may enter this course directly. They would normally be expected to be
    in, or seeking, relevant employment in the Locksmithing industry. They may
    proceed to higher level qualifications within this training package as
    explained in Section 7.1.

    If students have undertaken this qualification with the support of their
    employer it would be expected that they would be employed in positions at AQF
    III (level C10 in the Metal, Engineering and Associated Industries Award).


    When you finish this course you may be eligible to enrol in other courses under
    the Metal and Engineering Training Package.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

    However, please note that all persons must complete a pre-training NSW police
    security check before entry to this course.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 27 Feb 2017
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    7 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    Indicative timetable:

    Attendance can be negotiated so that it best suits you and your employer. Common attendance modes include going to class one day per week. All classess will commence at 8:00am until 4:15PM.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    MEM13014AApply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment10
    MEM15024AApply quality procedures9
    MEM15002AApply quality systems18
    MEM20002AAssemble and test lock mechanisms54
    MEM17003AAssist in the provision of on the job training18
    MEM20008ADevelop and implement a masterkey system54
    MEM20004AGain entry36
    MEM20010AGain entry and reinstate automotive locking systems18
    MEM20009AGain entry and reinstate fire and security containers36
    MEM20003AInstall and upgrade locks and hardware36
    CPPSEC2021AInstall security equipment and systems40
    MEM16008AInteract with computing technology18
    MEM09002BInterpret technical drawing36
    MEM20006AMaintain and service mechanical locking devices54
    CPPSEC3041AMaintain and service security equipment and system24
    MEM16006AOrganise and communicate information18
    MEM20014APerform a site security survey18
    MEM12024APerform computations27
    MEM12023APerform engineering measurements45
    MEM05012CPerform routine manual metal arc welding18
    MEM14005APlan a complete activity36
    MEM20007APlan and prepare a masterkey system36
    MEM14004APlan to undertake a routine task9
    MEM20001AProduce keys54
    CPPSEC3036AProgram security equipment and system30
    CPPSEC3047AProvide estimate and quote on security system20
    MEM20011AService and repair fire and security containers54
    MEM20012AService and repair mechanical automotive locking systems36
    MEM20013AService automotive transponder systems18
    MEM11011BUndertake manual handling18
    MEM18001CUse hand tools18
    MEM18002BUse power tools/hand held operations18
    MEM16007AWork with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment9



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