Certificate IV in Cyber Security


Dual qualification in Cyber Security and Information Technology. 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.

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is offered as a dual qualification with the Certificate IV in Information Technology (ICT40115). This dual qualification provides you with the benefits of learning important foundational skills in Information Technology such as networking, server administration, setting up and configuring a PC and understanding IoT (Internet of Things) devices. Building on these skills, 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

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




Preston 6900610354




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03 9269 8400


Full-time: 12 months

Modes of Delivery

Blended, Classroom



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

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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

You will be able to build on the comprehensive range of technical skills learned in this dual qualification to commence your IT career in an entry level cyber security role.

Enrolment Intake

  • July

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.