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Becoming a Locksmith

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Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 1.5 - 3 years
Avg. weekly wage - No data available -
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 1,600

How do I become a Locksmith in Victoria?

To work as a Locksmith in Victoria, you'll need:
    • A Certificate III in Locksmithing
    • Completed apprenticeship


    • Completion of Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent
    • Strong understanding of Mathematics and English
    • Relevant pre-apprenticeship: Certificate II in Engineering (Locksmithing)
    • Construction Induction Card (aka White Card) is required for access to any construction site in Australia

What does a Locksmith do?

  • Assembles parts
  • Subassembles precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • Installs security systems, changing tumblers in locks, cutting keys, opening and replacing locks


  • Safemaker

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