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|Useful links||Master Locksmiths Association of Australia|
The Master Locksmith Association of Australasia is an approved Security Industry Association run as a not-for-profit member organisation.
While not a regulatory requirement, membership of professional bodies can enhance any marketing and sales effort.
In several states, locksmiths and security providers require membership of an approved Security Industry Association in order to satisfy their security licensing obligations. The MLAA is recognised as an approved Security Industry Association.
Some buyers require their locksmiths to be a member of the MLAA. The MLAA website has a list of members.
When hiring a locksmith it is best to ensure that they
- have completed a 4 year apprenticeship and a Certificate III in Engineering- Mechanical Trade (Locksmith).
- have a passed a police security check
- and hold a Security Licence.
There are three levels of Membership
- Business - Only current Business Members of the Association are allowed to use and wear this well-known and well established "Master Locksmiths" trust badge. The badge allows the wearer to be recognised as a qualified tradesperson and security industry professional.
- Trade - Trade Membership is available to individuals and/or organisations which are carrying on a business that provides products and/or services to the locksmithing industry or the wider security industry. Generally Manufacturers and Suppliers.
- Individual - The MLAA offers Individual memberships to professionals within the locksmithing industry.