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Funded by the Department of Education and Training (DET), the program uses Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to assess and recognise existing skills and identifies the gap training required to complete the qualification. Course details


Eagle Farm, External

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Eagle Farm Any time Varies Other
External Any time Varies Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years or over
  • Australian or New Zealand citizen/ permanent Australian resident/refugee, humanitarian or temporary visa holders
  • Permanently reside or be living in Queensland


Eagle Farm
776 Kingsford Smith Drive
Eagle Farm QLD 4009

Study from any location

Resources required

Personal protective equipment:
• industrial footwear to AS2210 – safety boots (steel capped)
• clear safety glasses (practical)
• long sleeve work shirts and long pants (100% cotton drill work wear).

Students failing to meet these minimum standards of dress will not be permitted entry in to practical classes.

Materials list:
• calculator
• notebook
• pen (blue/black and red).


Relevant documents:

Important Information

The Trades Skills Assessment and Gap Training Program (the Program) is an opportunity for experienced individuals to get a formal trade qualification. It does this by:

  • assessing the skills of experienced individuals who can demonstrate substantial competency in a priority trade qualification
  • providing gap training of no more than one-third of the competencies to complete the trade qualification

Benefits to workers:

  • gap training options available
  • no cost involved for recognition of existing skills
  • Participants who complete the program will receive a nationally recognised qualification.

Benefits to employers:

  • increase supervision ratio for meeting apprenticeship requirements
  • increases worker knowledge, capability and productivity


The minimum requirements for achievement of the Certificate III in Locksmithing are:

  • completion of all core units of competency listed below, and
  • completion of Group A Locksmithing stream units from the list below to the value of at least 40 points, and
  • completion of units from Group B Certificate III Trade specialisation units listed in Appendix 1, Volume 1 of the Training Package, to bring the total value to at least 73 points

To find out more information about this qualification, please refer to 

MEM13014A Apply principles of occupational health and safety in the work environment Mandatory
MEM14004A Plan to undertake a routine task Mandatory
MEM15002A Apply quality systems Mandatory
MEM15024A Apply quality procedures Mandatory
MEM16007A Work with others in a manufacturing, engineering or related environment Mandatory
MEM16006A Organise and communicate information Mandatory
MEM16008A Interact with computing technology Mandatory
MSAENV272B Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices Mandatory
Stage 1
MEM12023A Perform engineering measurements Mandatory
MEM12024A Perform computations Mandatory
MEM18001C Use hand tools Elective
MEM20001A Produce keys Elective
MEM20002A Assemble and test lock mechanisms Elective
MEM20006A Maintain and service mechanical locking devices Elective
Stage 2
MEM14005A Plan a complete activity Mandatory
MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations Elective
PRSTS317A Provide estimate and quote Elective
MEM20003A Install and upgrade locks and hardware Elective
MEM20004A Gain entry Elective
MEM18003C Use tools for precision work Elective
MEM20014A Perform a site security survey Elective
MEM20005A Install and maintain door control devices/systems Elective
MEM20007A Plan and prepare a masterkey system Elective
Stage 3
MEM17003A Assist in the provision of on the job training Mandatory
MEM05006C Perform brazing and or silver soldering Elective
MEM05007C Perform manual heating and thermal cutting Elective
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding Elective
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM05050B Perform routine gas metal arc welding Elective
MEM20009A Gain entry and reinstate fire and security containers Elective
MEM20011A Service and repair fire and security containers Elective
MEM11011B Undertake manual handling Elective
MEM20012A Service and repair mechanical automotive locking systems Elective
MEM20010A Gain entry and reinstate automotive locking systems Elective Safes & Automotive Stream
MEM20013A Service automotive transponder systems Elective Safes & Automotive Stream
MEM20008A Develop and implement a masterkey system Elective Safes & Master Keying Stream


Please note prerequisites / corequisites exist for this unit. For more information contact the Client Service Centre on 1800 654 447. For a full description of this course visit the Training Website.

Department of Education and Training, provides free RPL assessment to eligible participants.

Gap Training is a cost of $1.60 per nominal hour for each unit.

Department of Education and Training funding is available until 31 May 2018.

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs to study this course.


On successful completion of this course you receive a MEM30805 - Certificate III in Locksmithing qualification.

Enrol now

Enrol now, if you:

  • meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked the important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked the course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • Read the Student Rules and Withdrawals and Refund Policy
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to TAFE Queensland

To assist students with their career and educational goals, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech offers a range of support services, including Literacy, Numeracy, Tutorials & in-class support. If you would like further information or to make an appointment please phone 1800 782 000.

All done? Call 1800 654 447 to enrol today!


Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 6 November 2017

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