Electronic Systems Locksmith

Working as an Electronic Systems Locksmith you will use tools and equipment to maintain and repair electronic locking and security systems to operational standards. You may be required to repair/modify/replace and/or install such systems as electronic key card, or other key-less entry and security systems. You will gain entry and perform security surveys. Note: Skills development should be undertaken through an Australian Apprenticeship arrangement.

Summary of Training

  • Interpret technical drawing
  • Undertake manual handling
  • Perform engineering measurements
  • Perform computations
  • Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • Plan work activities
  • Organise and communicate information
  • Interact with computing technology
  • Assist in the provision of on the job training
  • Use hand tools
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Produce keys
  • Assemble and test lock mechanisms
  • Install and upgrade locks and hardware
  • Gain entry
  • Install and maintain door control devices/systems
  • Maintain and service mechanical locking devices
  • Gain entry and reinstate fire and security containers
  • Gain entry and reinstate automotive locking systems    
  • Service and repair fire and security containers
  • Service automotive transponder systems
  • Perform a site security survey
  • Perform emergency first aid
  • Install security equipment and systems
  • Program security equipment and system
  • Test installed security equipment and system
  • Commission and decommission security equipment and system
  • Identify and diagnose electronic security equipment and system fault
  • Maintain and service security equipment and system
  • Modify and repair security equipment and system

Please note that this Job & Training Description provides an example of the selection of non-core units. Alternative combinations of units may be selected and in some cases prerequisite units may need to be completed. For advice contact Apprenticeship Network providers or an approved Registered Training Organisation.

This Australian Apprenticeship occupation may attract incentives under the Australian Government Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. For more information contact an Apprenticeship Network provider, call the Australian Apprenticeships referral line on 13 38 73, or look at the National Skills Needs List.

Job Pathways

Manufacturing and Engineering

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Locksmith

IICertificate II
IVCertificate IV
DDiploma
AdAdvanced Diploma

This occupation fits generally with these groupings

Industry Group
Metal & Engineering

Work Type
Analytic and Scientific
Practical & Manual

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Commencements Change

The change in Australian Apprenticeships commencements in this overall industry in the past two years. Commencements in 19/20: 7569

Source: VOCSTATS, extracted on 18/09/2020. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Employment

Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry in employment (in any industry).

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Graduate Wage

Average wage of Australian Apprentice graduates from this overall industry employed full-time after training.

Source: NCVER National Student Outcomes Survey, 2019, unpublished. AATIS analysis.

Industry Growth

Growth in employment in this overall industry in the past 5 years. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Size

The number of employees in this overall industry compared with other Australian industries. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Industry Wage

Average wage of employees in this overall industry. *Pre COVID-19 data

Source: Department of Education, Skills and Employment, 2019. AATIS analysis.

Availability Information

Electronic Systems Locksmith - MEM30819
NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths 48 mths
Part Time
Commencements 10 35 35 0 5 0 0 0
ASbA
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Commencements

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 16/09/2020, rounded estimates for Apr 2019 to Mar 2020. This data is for general information purposes only.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships (ASbA)

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