Securing our heritage: preserving traditional locksmith skills

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Author: Smith, Aaron


The need for heritage trade skills in Australia has been recognised and well documented, especially in the building trades but the skills of a locksmith are rapidly changing to address the increasing demand for the integration of electronic and mechanical security. The skills required to service, repair, restore and preserve many of the locks used to secure Australia's heritage homes and furniture are diminishing. Recent draft changes to training documentation has seen many of the necessary skills become electives or removed. The Fellow travelled to the United Kingdom and Europe for two...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Skills and knowledge; Industry; Technology

Keywords: Apprenticeable occupation; Technological change; Skill needs; Education and training needs; Best practice

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; Great Britain; Italy; Germany; Europe

Published: Carlton, Victoria: International Specialised Skills Institute, 2019

Physical description: 19 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.906

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