Locksmiths play an important role in our society. In fact, these professionals repair and install locks, safes, home security systems, and make duplicate keys in case you lose your home or car keys. On the other hand, they also assist people who have been locked out of their homes and vehicles.
An apprentice locksmith is a suitable profession for all genders and ages, as long as you have an interest in mechanical and electronic systems. Even more so now, good computer knowledge is necessary as computers are used to maintain and generate master key systems, and used extensively for cloning transponder keys when all keys have been lost for vehicles. Part of being a locksmith is providing 24-hour emergency support to clients, so it is vital that you’re able to be a part of an on-call roster, as you will be required to be on-call 24-hours a day when it is your turn to be on the roster.
If you want to become a trade-qualified locksmith, you are required to complete an apprenticeship in Queensland. Here is how to become a locksmith in Queensland.
Training To Become A Locksmith
The first thing is to gain a locksmith apprenticeship. Trying to source this apprenticeship may be a challenge but can be done by keeping an eye on advertisements or contacting a reputable locksmith directly to express your interest in any future positions for an apprentice locksmith.
Once you have found a willing employer, they will contact a registered training organisation to organise the necessary training and agreements. The apprenticeship comprises of on-the-job training from an experienced locksmith as well as off the job training through TAFE, such as the Certificate III in Locksmithing (MEM30805) to learn the theoretical and practical components involved with the locksmith trade. The apprenticeship will usually last for four years. You will be required to obtain a Security Installers and Advisors License when you gain an apprenticeship, as this is a legislative requirement of Queensland Government.
The Master Locksmiths Association (MLAA) is the peak organisation for locksmiths in Australia and New Zealand. Obtaining membership of the MLAA will enhance your career prospects in the long run and will certify you as a professional and reliable locksmith.
The biggest challenge with becoming a locksmith is finding an employer to obtain your apprenticeship. However, being a locksmith is very rewarding and varied profession, and once you receive your trade-qualifications, if you have a passion about the industry and are prepared to master the locksmith techniques, you will be guaranteed a profession for life.
If you need an experienced local locksmith that services the entire Bundaberg region, including Gin Gin, Childers, Burnett Heads, Innes Park and Elliott Heads, then look no further than Rechenberg, Bundaberg’s #1 Locksmith Choice. We work with commercial, residential and automotive locks, and are happy to perform everything from lock fitting to emergency callout services.
At Rechenberg, we understand that keeping your family safe is the most important thing in the world. And that keeping your assets protected can save a whole lot of unnecessary hassle and inconvenience.
Since 1971 we have been providing reliable and affordable Locksmithing Services for the residents all over Bundaberg. For more information about our services please call (07) 4150 1234 or send us a message on our website https://www.rechenberg.com.au/contact-us/