Snapshot

Locksmiths install and maintain locks and related security devices and systems. Registration or licensing is required.
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Locksmith
  • How many are employed in this occupation?
7,900
  • What are the average weekly earnings for full time workers ($ before tax)?
$1015
  • How does unemployment compare with other occupations?
Average
  • What are the job prospects for this occupation?
Average
  • What will be the likely future employment growth for the next five years?
Moderate growth
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Tasks

This occupation may include associated occupations with varying tasks.
  • assembling parts and subassemblies of precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms
  • dismantling precision instruments, locks, timepieces and firearms, repairing and replacing defective parts, and reassembling articles using hand and power tools and specially designed machines
  • inscribing letters, figures and designs on surfaces of jewellery, trophies and other ornamental items
  • installing security systems, changing tumblers in locks, changing locks, cutting keys and opening locks by manipulation
  • calibrating precision instruments using standard weights and measures, jigs and fixtures, and hand tools to adjust and align parts and small balancing weights
  • making blades for circular, band and other power saws and repairing, setting and sharpening blades for hand and power saws
  • testing circuits in electronic timepieces
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs

Job Titles

  • Locksmith

VET (Vocational Education And Training)

  • Certificate III in Locksmithing

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