New Zealand Certificate in Locksmithing (Trade)

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the locksmithing industry with locksmiths who have the skills and knowledge required to specify, install, service, repair, commission and bypass locking systems, and to produce keys for those systems.

This qualification is designed for people working in the industry and will typically be achieved in a workplace environment whilst completing a New Zealand Apprenticeship.

All graduates will be able to:

- Apply knowledge of relevant legislation and industry codes and standards to ensure safe and ethical operation in the locksmithing industry.

- Assess customer needs and specify, supply and service the appropriate key systems.

- Apply trade skills and knowledge to produce keys, install mechanical and electronic hardware, and maintain tools and equipment.

- Apply knowledge of safe mechanisms to specify, safely install, commission, and service safes.

- Safely service and repair mechanical and electronic automotive locking systems.

- Perform diagnostics, bypass techniques, repairs, and servicing on locking mechanisms.

- Communicate effectively with clients when specifying, installing, servicing, repairing and bypassing locking systems.

This is a standalone qualification. There are no lower or higher-level specific trade-related qualifications for the locksmithing industry. This qualification may lead to higher-level qualifications in business management.

Graduates of this qualification will be able to operate independently as locksmiths and will be capable of specialising in a dedicated sector of the industry, such as: safes; automotive security; forensic locksmithing; access control; architectural hardware design; institutional security; and, hardware installation. To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.

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