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SCEC Approved Locksmith Briefing


This briefing is designed for suitably qualified locksmiths who wish to become SCEC (Security Construction & Equipment Committee) Approved. The SCEC Approved Locksmith maintains mechanical and digital combination locks fitted to SCEC Approved containers. SCEC also recommends Approved Locksmiths are used to fit locks and associated hardware to doors and windows of certain Australian Government security zones.

Subjects covered in the briefing include:

  • Containers inspection, servicing and reporting procedures.
  • Physical security locking requirements of the Protective Security Policy Framework and ASIO Technical Notes.
  • An assessment to demonstrate competency.

Day two of the briefing will consist of certification workshops from Kaba Australia Pty Ltd on the X10, and Locksmith Supply Company on the S&G 2740a and 2740b. If you have already undertaken either (or both) of these workshops you may opt-out; please indicate your intentions with regard to these workshops when submitting your application form. Certification on these locks will shortly be a mandatory condition of maintaining SCEC approval.

When a locksmith meets all of the requirements for SCEC approval, their details are entered on a SCEC Approved Locksmith Register which is maintained by T4 Protective Security.

Briefings are conducted in Canberra at a cost of $750 GST inclusive. This includes morning/afternoon tea and a light lunch. A SCEC Approved Locksmith identification card and certificate (valid for four years) will be issued on successful completion of the briefing. Travel and accommodation costs are not included. 


We are now accepting applications for the New SCEC Approved Locksmith Briefing to be held in Canberra from 25-26 November 2019. If you wish to nominate for this Briefing, please send a completed hard copy application form to SCEC by 1700 hours on Friday 11 October 2019. Please note that the National Police Check can take a few weeks, so we recommend submitting your request as early as possible. Please also allow time for SCEC to receive your application in the post. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application.


Applications for renewing SCEC Approved Locksmiths are now being accepted. 

Please complete the renewal application form and forward (with the required documentation) to:

Chair SCEC

GPO Box 1508

Canberra ACT 2601

We recommend applications be forwarded to SCEC at least eight weeks prior to your expiry date to ensure continued validity and inclusion on the SCEC Approved Locksmith Register.

Be aware that the National Police Check (NPC) can take a number of weeks to be finalised. It is recommended that you apply for the NPC well in advance of the eight weeks before your expiry date.

Renewing SCEC Approved Locksmiths are not currently required to attend a briefing to maintain validity; therefore there is no renewal fee.