If you have an interest in working in the information technology industry, our cyber security course will help you develop the skills and knowledge for a successful career as a cyber security paraprofessional.

As a cyber security paraprofessional you’ll:

  • detect or determine breaches in network and system security
  • know how to escalate an incident to the security response team
  • work confidently with a range of stakeholders (internal or external) who need to be aware of a threat or vulnerability

In our cyber security course, you’ll gain practical skills in:

  • PEN testing
  • identifying and reporting website and system vulnerabilities
  • system testing
  • securing PCs in a workplace environment
  • evaluating and reporting cyber security incidents  
  • networking concepts and protocols
  • setting up and managing network security
  • security script programming
  • website security
  • problem researching
  • working with a team to develop cyber policies and procedures to meet workplace and legislative requirements

Study scholarships are available to applicants who already hold higher qualifications.

We developed our cyber security course in conjunction with a significant industry advisory panel comprised of cyber security specialists in the security, banking, information technology and telecommunications industries.




National Code 22334VIC
CRICOS Code 097280G
Study Areas Cyber Security
Study Level Certificate IV
Course Type International TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, City

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $10,500.00
Free TAFE^ $0.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $220.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies

^ This course is on the 2019 Free TAFE list - find out more.

* 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.

You must have completed Australian Year 11 or international equivalent. Current Working with Children and Police Checks if you undertake a work placement or employment in this field.

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, City

You must have:

  • successfully completed Australian Year 11 or international equivalent or be a mature-age applicant
  • current Working with Children and Police Checks if you undertake a work placement or employment in this field

Prior IT and or networking experience or knowledge is not required but is an advantage.

Successful completion of our cyber security course enables you to continue your studies in the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, or in a diploma, advanced diploma or degree in the discipline of information technology or security.

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 4

After successful completion of our our cyber security course you can apply for a range of employment opportunities such as being a:

  • cyber security paraprofessional supporting the operation of large, small and medium enterprise computing environments
  • computer helpdesk technician
  • cyber security intrusion tester
  • cyber security support officer
  • security penetration tester
  • information systems security support officer
  • systems tester
  • PC support
  • network security support officer
  • network security trainee
  • website security support officer

You need to complete 10 core units and 6 elective units to gain this qualification.

Core

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BSBRES401 ANALYSE AND PRESENT RESEARCH INFORMATION 40.0

Prerequisites: Nil

RIICOM301D COMMUNICATE INFORMATION 30.0

This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to communicate in the workplace within the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.

This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

Prerequisites: Nil

VU21990 RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR CYBER SECURITY IN AN ORGANISATION 60.0

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ICTPRG407 WRITE SCRIPT FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS 40.0

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ICTICT418 CONTRIBUTE TO COPYRIGHT, ETHICS AND PRIVACY IN AN ICT ENVIRONMENT 40.0

Prerequisites: Nil

BSBWHS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS 50.0

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VU21988 UTILISE BASIC NETWORK CONCEPTS AND PROTOCOLS REQUIRED IN CYBER SECURITY 80.0

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VU21989 TEST CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES FOR CYBER SECURITY 60.0

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VU21991 IMPLEMENT NETWORK SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANISATION 80.0

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VU21992 DEVELOP A CYBER SECURITY INDUSTRY PROJECT 120.0

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Electives

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Title

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VU21993 SECURE A NETWORKED PERSONAL COMPUTER 60.0

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VU21994 PERFORM BASIC CYBER SECURITY DATA ANALYSIS 20.0

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VU21995 MANAGE THE SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE ORGANISATION 80.0

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VU21996 EVALUATE AND TEST AN INCIDENT RESPONSE PLAN FOR AN ENTERPRISE 40.0

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VU21997 EXPOSE WEBSITE SECURITY VULNERABILITIES 40.0

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ICTPRG405 AUTOMATE PROCESSES 40.0

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to
write scripts to automate solutions, by using basic scripting processes, and
application-specific scripting options.

Prerequisites: Nil


Last updated: June 21, 2019 09:57am