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Cyber Security

Certificate IV in

Free TAFE Code: 22334VIC Cricos: 098180C

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 18 months part time

Duration

12 months full time / 18 months part time

Next Intake

February, July

Next Intake

February, July

Join the fight against cybercrime

Develop the skills to protect organisations against data breaches and malicious cyber attacks with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Cyber Security. With cybercrime on the rise, skilled cyber security professionals are in high demand. There are expected to be 26,000 new jobs in ICT security and database and system administration in the next five years. As businesses increasingly depend on technology with more and more devices connected to the internet, you can expect your qualifications to be in demand.

Gain specialised cybersecurity skills

You’ll learn to use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats and minimise network vulnerabilities and risks. Taught by industry-based experts, this technician level qualification helps you gain practical skills you can apply to any workplace. This includes securing a networked PC, networking concepts and protocols, IoT scripting, managing network security, penetration testing and recognising threats, risks and vulnerabilities to cyber security in an organisation. This course is designed to be flexible and cater to both new students and working professionals looking to upskill. If you work in IT and want to take on a new role or change careers, you can study Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Cyber Security through night classes and home study depending on what suits you best.

Begin your cybersecurity career

Once you complete this course, you can seek employment as a junior cybersecurity analyst or cyber security practitioner in a range of commercial enterprises and organisations. Current industry skill shortages have seen experienced and skilled cybersecurity experts promoted from entry-level jobs and quickly advancing in their career.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Current industry skill shortages have seen experienced and skilled cybersecurity experts promoted from entry-level jobs and quickly advancing in their career.
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Practitioner

Pathways

On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118).

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

How you learn

  • Blended
  • Classroom

Class Schedule

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.

Assessment Methods

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

Units of Study

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

Code Subject Elective Hours
VU21990 RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR CYBER SECURITY IN AN ORGANISATION Core 60
ICTNWK401 INSTALL AND MANAGE A SERVER Core 40
ICTNWK416 BUILD SECURITY INTO VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS Core 20
VU21989 TEST CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES FOR CYBER SECURITY Core 60
ICTNWK503 INSTALL AND MAINTAIN VALID AUTHENTICATION PROCESSES Core 25
ICTNWK511 MANAGE NETWORK SECURITY Core 80
ICTICT418 CONTRIBUTE TO COPYRIGHT ETHICS AND PRIVACY IN AN ICT ENVIRONMENT Core 40
ICTSAS418 MONITOR AND ADMINISTER SECURITY OF AN ICT SYSTEM Core 30
VU21993 SECURE A NETWORKED PERSONAL COMPUTER Core 60
ICTPRG407 WRITE SCRIPT FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS Core 40
RIICOM301D This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to communicate in the workplace within the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. Core 30
VU21988 UTILISE BASIC NETWORK CONCEPTS AND PROTOCOLS REQUIRED IN CYBER SECURITY Core 80
BSBWHS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS Core 50
VU21991 IMPLEMENT NETWORK SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANISATION Core 80
BSBRES401 ANALYSE AND PRESENT RESEARCH INFORMATION Core 40
VU21992 DEVELOP A CYBER SECURITY INDUSTRY PROJECT Core 120

Recognition of Prior Learning

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Fees & Costs

Course Fees

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

Free TAFE

Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for priority courses cover the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

Please note that the Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.

Check your eligibility

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$3550.00 - $9250.00
$5750 per semester
$11500 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.
Materials Costs
$
$100.00
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

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

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrolment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400

Recognising Organisations

National