Courses

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

22334VIC

From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

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.

You will learn how to protect organisations from data breaches using a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats and how to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.

Cyber Security is currently one of the fastest growing industries, with a critical shortage of skilled cyber security professionals in Australia and overseas. With cybercrime on the rise it is expected that employers will continue to experience difficulty in sourcing workers with sought after cyber security skills.

Our increased dependence on technology and the exponential growth of the number of devices connected to the internet is expected to drive additional demand for Cyber Security skills in the workplace.

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to:

  • monitor the risk of cyber security attacks
  • implement appropriate software defences
  • use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks

Specifically, students will gain practical skills in:

  • networking concepts and protocols
  • securing a networked PC
  • IoT scripting
  • implementing and managing network security
  • penetration testing
  • recognising threats, risks and vulnerabilities to cyber security in an organisation
  • working in teams on a cyber security project

Night Classes

We are now offering for 2019 the option to study Cyber Security in the evenings. Night classes are an excellent way to up-skill your IT knowledge to improve promotion opportunities, or even to change careers while still fitting in with your daily work and other commitments.

Our night classes have been developed with working professionals in mind. Even though they cover exactly the same requirements as our day time classes, they are structured in a very flexible way that allows a degree of control for the student. You will have access to all of the materials online as well as all of the assessment requirements to successfully complete each of the five skill sets. You are still required to attend specific sessions, but depending on your previous experience and background you may find you can complete a large portion of the work at home while still maintaining online contact with your instructors.

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security course can be completed in eighteen months (three semesters) in the night time format, however this can extend to a longer period depending on how many skill sets you enrol in for each semester.

Night classes are not suitable for everyone, so it is best to contact us to discuss you exact needs and situation. We always strive to place students into the course where they will achieve the best outcome for themselves.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of this qualification will be able to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies.

Opportunities exist for graduates to gain employment as a Junior Security Analyst.

Local Students

Code

22334VIC

VTAC Code

Preston 6900610354

Campuses

PRESTON

Department

Professional Practice
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Three days per week.
Additional support class day will also be timetabled.

International students: typical course duration is 36 weeks tuition and up to 16 weeks holiday breaks.

Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom

Fees

From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.

Eligible:$3400
Ineligible:$8900
Concession:$680
Materials:$100

This course is available either as a standalone qualification or in conjunction with our Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40115).

Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Units are assessed in a variety of ways including practical demonstrations, observations, verbal questioning, online assessments, assignments, presentations and practical projects

Entrance Requirements

This direct entry course is open to post-Year 11 students and/or mature aged applicants. It is possible to undertake this course if it is deemed that the applicant has had sufficient relevant vocational experience to enable them to cope with the course. It is recommended that applicants have some previous IT experience.

Pathways to further study

On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115).

Career Pathways

Improve your employment options by combining this course with ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology to learn important foundational IT skills that will complement your cyber security skills – ask us how to do this.

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

International Students

Code

22334VIC

CRICOS Code

098180C

Duration

Full-time: 12 months
Three days per week.
Additional support class day will also be timetabled.

International students: typical course duration is 36 weeks tuition and up to 16 weeks holiday breaks.

Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom

Fees

  • Tuition fees per year: $10950
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Entrance Requirements

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency.
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or equivalency.

Assessment Methods

Units are assessed in a variety of ways including practical demonstrations, observations, verbal questioning, online assessments, assignments, presentations and practical projects

Pathways to further study

On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50115).

Career Pathways

Improve your employment options by combining this course with ICT40115 Certificate IV in Information Technology to learn important foundational IT skills that will complement your cyber security skills – ask us how to do this. See all courses for International Students

Units Of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information 40
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment 40
ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server 40
ICTNWK416 Build security into virtual private networks 20
ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes 25
ICTNWK511 Manage network security 80
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications 40
ICTSAS418 Monitor and administer security of an ICT system 30
RIICOM301D Communicate Information 30
VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security 80
VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security 60
VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation 60
VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation 80
VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project 120
VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer 60

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.