Lockett finished third in her heat of the 1500 metres for Ladies, moving through to the quarter finals.
However, it wasn't such a good day for Australia's other short track speed skaters.
Alix-Myra Anderson, Andy Jung, Nathaniel Henry, Pierre Boda, Simon Francis and Armstrong Lazenby were all knocked out of their respected events on the first day of competition.
Lockett will be hoping to move through the quarter final stage on day two, in what has been an exciting week for the Queenslander.
She was name one of Australia's top five young aspiring athletes, and as a result will receive a 2014 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Lockett will receive mentoring from Olympic gold medalists Steve Bradbury, Susie O'Neill, Kieren Perkins and Liane Tooth, as well as surfing great Lane Beachley.