1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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4115-15 Locksmith

Installs and maintains locks and related security devices and systems.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification. Registration or licensing is required.

Tasks Include:

  • determines customer's security requirements by discussion and site inspection
  • designs or recommends security and locking systems
  • fits and installs locks and security systems and devices
  • diagnoses, modifies, repairs or replaces locks and security systems and devices
  • tests performance of locks and security systems
  • cuts new or duplicate keys for locks and other security systems and devices
  • opens locked safes, doors or padlocks by manipulation
  • may install and repair computerised security systems and devices
  • may keep records of specifications of installed locking systems
  • may fabricate, fit and assemble parts for customised locks and security systems
  • may estimate costs and prepare quotes for repairs


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