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Locksmith

Install, adjust, repair and replace locks and security devices.

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What can I earn as a Locksmith?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Locksmith is between $55k and $65k
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How to become a Locksmith


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To work as a trade qualified Locksmith in Australia, you must undertake and complete an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship, which are available under Australian Government schemes. The programs consist of a combination of theoretical and practical experiences.

  1. Locate an employer willing to take you on as an apprentice or trainee.
  2. Once you have secured an apprenticeship or traineeship, your employer will contact an Australian Apprenticeship Centre (AAC) to organise the required agreements and training components.
  3. Undertake your theoretical qualification – this is typically a Certificate III in Locksmithing (MEM30805).

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Certificate III in Locksmithing

This qualification will provide you with the technical skills and knowledge needed to work in the locksmithing industry.

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How do Locksmiths rate their role?

Latest reviews from 8 Locksmiths surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.9
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.3
Job security
4.0
Pay / Salary
2.9
Variety of work
4.6

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Oct 2018
Locksmithing has its perks
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Fabrication Trade
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Locksmithing
The good things
You get to meet all different people from all walks of life, while helping them you can hear snippets of their lives. I love talking to the customers about their day, whether it is good or bad, they s...
The challenges
You will generally have a roster for being "on call" which is mostly a week at a time where you can get a job/jobs at any time from finishing work at the end of the day to leaving to go to work the fo...
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Oct 2018
Locksmithing is hard work and you're comstantly on the go but i love it!
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate III in Engineering - Mechanical Trade (Locksmithing)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
General Locksmithing
The good things
As a Locksmith i see a different work site every day. I get to meet new people every day and when you really help someone in need it feels amazing.
The challenges
The challenges to being a Locksmith are working on call during the nights and weekends.
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