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Llewyn secures his future with Cyber Security

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Cyber Security student Llewyn Henderson

Llewyn started his working life with a locksmithing apprenticeship which has morphed into digital-focused security and software development over the course of a decade. A natural progression was to build on his career in the Cyber Security industry.

Llewyn landed at Melbourne Polytechnic after researching elements of the course that would project him to his five-year career goal the best 'There are a few providers around but Melbourne Polytechnic has a solid government-based recognised qualification in this space.'

Spotlight on Cybercrime

Having commenced Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC in 2022, Llewyn is looking forward to jumping straight into this adaptation of his career at the end of his studies, 'With recent security breaches across a number of industries, the demand for cyber security qualified staff is at an all-time high and I’m confident that with my IT and locksmithing background, and my new qualifications, I’ll be working in the industry in no time.'

With some of Australia’s largest organisations coming under cyber-attack recently, the spotlight on the industry has never shone brighter and businesses – small, medium and large – are realising that digital integrity for operational, fiscal and client information is paramount.

High stakes, high demand

For those wanting to enter the world of digital security, job prospects and associated salary scale depending on experience is extremely promising. Qualified Cyber Security Analysts can expect to earn on average $100k per annum.

Cyber security threats are real and constant - in 2022, Australian Government career forecasters reported that Digital activity in 2019–20 contributed $317 billion and 527,726 jobs to the Australian economy. Cyber security's direct economic impact in 2019-20 was roughly $15.7 billion in revenue and employed 19,475 people.

Knowledgeable teachers from Industry

This is great news for Llewyn and his classmates of past, present and future. 'Building on my knowledge and upskilling my career has been possible with the fantastic teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic – they understand the academic range of each student and their knowledge around the course subject matter is excellent.' Like most new experiences, it’s often the unexpected element that delivers the best surprise, Llewyn finds that learning the mathematical elements of the course, which he had always been cautious about, rewarding and the teachers made the learning easy.

Real-world training

As part of the cyber security course, students analyse the requirement for cyber security in a business setting, implement network security infrastructure and develop a cyber security-based project. These core subjects along with other critical modules build digital confidence for the cyber security professionals of the future.

Melbourne Polytechnic has degrees, diplomas and certificates in Information Technology and Security. Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC is a Free TAFE course for eligible students.

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Information Technology and Security

Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Technology and Security courses have been designed to provide theoretical knowledge and high-level practical skills in information technology and computer systems, with a business and technical focus.

Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC
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Free Tafe Information Technology and Security - Full Time, Part Time - Preston, Collingwood
Cyber Security is the discipline and practice of securing computer systems and networks to protect valuable services, information and data from a variety of threats.
Bachelor of Information Technology
Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston
CSP Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston
Learn specialist skills to work in a range of exciting roles. A career in business-oriented information technology offers the potential for great financial reward and growth, and demands a wide range of skills and knowledge. If a life in business and ICT is for you, enrol in our Bachelor of Information Technology today.
Diploma of Information Technology ICT50220
Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston
VTAC Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston
Get ahead in your Information Technology career with us. This general ICT course is designed to expose you to the diverse range of job roles within the industry and teaches the key elements of Information Technology.
Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security
Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston
Information Technology and Security - Full Time - Preston
Complete your Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security in 6 months, ready to start your career in the technology industry.