BREAK INTO A TOP CAREER LOCKSMITH COURSE COVERS ALL THE ANGLES
A COURSE which requires students to take on the role of a thief and break into luxury cars and houses has got to be worth considering.
In today’s securityobsessed world, locksmithing is a marketable career, and a TAFE certificate III in locksmithing MEM30805 is a comprehensive course taking students through all aspects of the trade.
Only open to apprentice locksmiths or people already in the industry, the training is closely linked to current industry practices and each student needs access to a workplace and supervising tradesman to oversee their development.
Course head teacher Mark Wilson said students learn about all mechanical and electronic locking systems for homes, commercial premises, cars and safes.
They learn how to dismantle, service, reset combi- nations and assemble locks. They make keys using traditional methods and also learn to operate computerbased machinery to cut mechanical keys.
Another unit teaches programming the electronic transponder systems for modern cars.
Mr Wilson said the most popular subjects are “Gain Entry” units where students learn how to break into homes, cars and safes – this is an essential job for locksmiths when clients lose keys or forget codes.
Being a locksmith requires honesty and integrity.