If you’re looking for an interesting and unique career, consider becoming a qualified locksmith. Locksmiths provide essential security services to homes and businesses by installing, repairing, and maintaining mechanical and electronic locks. This unique career path requires shop/workshop work, on the road work, customer service, and skills learned through on-the-job training and real-world experience.

What’s the Role?

Locksmiths work with a wide variety of security and locking systems. Their services include residential and commercial locksmith services, safes, and auto locks. In addition to traditional activities like key cutting, opening locks without keys, repairing or maintaining mechanical locks, and installing new systems, today’s locksmiths often work with electronic locks and security systems.

These tasks include installing and programming electronic access control and security systems or ensuring new lock installations connect to electronic security systems.

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Do I Work Alone or in a Team?

Here at Diamond Locksmiths, your apprenticeship starts in the workshop, working along side qualified locksmiths learning the basics. As you advance in your apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to get on the road and provide onsite security services. You often work alone or as part of a locksmith team, the job does involve interacting with customers and clients.

Locksmithing can be a rewarding career because the work impacts the security needs of people and their valuables.

An apprenticeship will give you the opportunity to work with experienced professionals in the industry.

Are There Any Requirements?

To become a professional locksmith in Australia, you must complete an apprenticeship or traineeship that includes theoretical and practical learning and obtain a certificate III in Locksmithing. Basic requirements and qualifications include a complete year 10 education in one or more prerequisite subjects, such as English or math.

Because this career involves working directly with security systems, all locksmith apprentices must undergo a national police check.

The certifications obtain whilst employed with Diamond Locksmiths is through a technical and further education (TAFE) college. These programs assist in the basic skills you will need to start your locksmithing apprenticeship.

How Long is the Apprenticeship?

The process takes about four years. During this time, you work alongside the established locksmith(s), learning the skills of the trade and applying them in different settings. A locksmith apprenticeship in Perth has a mix of on-the-job and classroom training.

At the end of the four years, you will be able to handle all the challenges you will encounter as an independent professional locksmith.

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You should know that you will get paid for your work, with the advantage of earning while you learn.

If you like solving puzzles, good with your hands, willing to learn, have a trade that’s not physically demanding and work with a great team, they contact us for an interview.

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