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Locksmiths install and maintain locks and related security devices and systems.


  • assembles parts and sub-assemblies of precision instruments and locks
  • dismantles precision instruments, locks, repairs and replaces defective parts, and reassembles articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • installs security systems, changes tumblers in locks, changes locks, cuts keys and opens locks by manipulation
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs.


  • requires driving
  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Locksmith

  • You can work as a Locksmith without formal qualifications if you are able to demonstrate your technical competency to employers. However, a certificate III in locksmithing is usually required.

    Take a Certificate III in Locksmithing

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Customer Service

  • Computer Literacy

  • Teamwork / Collaboration

  • Time Management

  • Planning

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