Cyber security is one of the fastest growing fields in the information technology industry and with our cyber security course, you’ll maximise your career opportunities.

Gain the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a cyber security paraprofessional.

During this cyber security course, you will develop the comprehensive technical skills and knowledge to:

  • monitor the risks of cyber security attacks
  • prepare and implement appropriate risk management plans
  • prepare and implement appropriate mitigation solutions
  • use a range of tools and procedures to identify and block cyber security threats
  • protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • develop and implement risk mitigation solutions for cloud systems
  • implement privacy and compliance policies in accordance with Australian Cyber Law

As a cyber security paraprofessional, you’ll work closely with the security team to detect and determine breaches in a company’s network and security systems. You will be part of a team of security practitioners who will develop, monitor and maintain cyber security policies, security procedures and operations for medium to large organisations.  

Study scholarships are available if you already hold higher qualifications.

A panel of Australian cyber security industry leaders developed the course. The panel included cyber security specialists in the security, banking, information technology and telecommunications industries. 




National Code 22445VIC
CRICOS Code 097281F
Study Areas Cyber Security
Study Level Advanced Diploma
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill Campus​​

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $19,240.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $348.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

Successful completion of Certificate IV in Cyber Security

 

Please note: You must have a current Working With Children Check and a National Police Check if you wish to participate in work placement activities

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for Internet based, or approved equivalent.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

January and July

Full time: 12 months

Box Hill

You must:

  • have successfully completed Australian Year 12 or international equivalent,
  • Certificate IV in Cyber Security or equivalent
  • direct entry will be considered for a mature age applicant who has worked in the cyber security industry with the addition of a bridging unit from the Certificate IV in Cyber Security. You may be required to attend an interview to establish that you have the necessary cyber security skills and knowledge to undertake advanced diploma level learning.
  • have a current Working With Children Check and a National Police Check if you wish to participate in work placement activities

Successful completion will enable you to apply for entry to our Bachelor of Computer Systems or degrees at other higher education providers.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6

This Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to integrate into Cyber Security teams in both large and small organisations. 

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • cyber operations analyst
  • network security administrator
  • cyber security systems administrator
  • cyber security systems coordinator
  • enterprise cyber systems administrator
  • cyber security operations administrator
  • cyber network services administrator
  • cyber security network support administrator

To be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security participants must complete a total of:

    • 9 core units, plus
    • 11 elective units

A minimum of 2 units must be selected from each of the 4 elective streams (General, Intrusion Analyst, Penetration Testing and Security Engineering streams). The remaining 3 units may be selected from the 4 elective streams or from any endorsed training package or accredited course at Diploma level or above where they are consistent with the vocational outcomes of the course.

Units selected from other training packages or accredited courses must not duplicate units selected from the core or elective streams.

 

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BSBWOR502 LEAD AND MANAGE TEAM EFFECTIVENESS 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.

ICTNWK525 CONFIGURE AN ENTERPRISE VIRTUAL COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT 60.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and
implement virtualisation technologies, with the goal of providing a more
sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment.

It applies to individuals working as senior networking staff
responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation, by using
virtualisation technologies.

VU22240 COMMUNICATE CYBER SECURITY INCIDENTS WITHIN THE ORGANISATION 40.0

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VU22241 INTERPRET AND UTILISE KEY SECURITY FRAMEWORKS, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR AN ORGANISATION 40.0

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VU22242 ASSESS AND SECURE CLOUD SERVICES 80.0

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VU22243 DEVELOP SOFTWARE SKILLS FOR THE CYBER SECURITY PRACTITIONER 80.0

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VU22244 IMPLEMENT BEST PRACTICES FOR IDENTITY MANAGEMENT 40.0

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VU22245 PLAN AND IMPLEMENT A CYBER SECURITY PROJECT 80.0

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VU22246 EVALUATE AN ORGANISATION'S COMPLIANCE WITH RELEVANT CYBER SECURITY STANDARDS AND LAW 40.0

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VU22250 RESPOND TO CYBER SECURITY INCIDENTS 40.0

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VU22251 GATHER, ANALYSE AND INTERPRET THREAT DATA 40.0

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VU22252 IMPLEMENT CYBER SECURITY OPERATIONS 60.0

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VU22253 UNDERTAKE PENETRATION TESTING OF THE SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANISATION 80.0

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VU22254 UNDERTAKE ADVANCED PENETRATION TESTING FOR WEB SITE VULNERABILITIES 80.0

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VU22255 EVALUATE THREATS AND VULNERABILITIES OF INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICES 40.0

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VU22256 PROTECT CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANISATION 40.0

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VU22257 CONFIGURE SECURITY DEVICES FOR AN ORGANISATION 80.0

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VU22258 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT A VIRTUALISED CYBER SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANISATION 80.0

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VU22249 PERFORM A SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT FOR AN ORGANISATION 40.0

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ICTNWK607 DESIGN AND IMPLEMENT WIRELESS NETWORK SECURITY 60.0

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