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Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Free TAFE VTAC Code: 22334VIC CRICOS: 098180C VTAC Number: Preston 6900610354

Overview

Campus
Campus
Duration

12 months full time / 24 months part time

Duration

1 year

Next Intake

October

Next Intake

February, July

Join the fight against cybercrime

Develop the skills to protect organisations against data breaches and malicious cyber attacks with our Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC course. 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 skills with a cyber security course

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 22334VIC through night classes and home study depending on what suits you best.

Begin your cyber security career

Once you complete this course, you can seek employment as a junior cybersecurity analyst or cyber security practitioner or cyber security incident response 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 the Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC 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 Incident Response Practitioner
  • Cybersecurity Practitioner
  • Cybersecurity Analyst

Study Pathways

On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology ICT50220.
I went with Melbourne Polytechnic because they offered a dual certificate in IT and Cyber Security, which was pretty good for me.
Jose Protacio
Cyber Security Graduate
Portrait of Cyber Security student, Jose Protacio

Course Details

How you will study

Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.

On-campus

Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute.

Class Schedule

The course can be completed in 24 months (four semesters) in the part time evening or Saturday format.

The course can be completed in 12 months (two semesters) in the full time day format.

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
BSBRES401 ANALYSE AND PRESENT RESEARCH INFORMATION Core 40
BSBWHS401 IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS Core 50
ICTICT418 CONTRIBUTE TO COPYRIGHT ETHICS AND PRIVACY IN AN ICT ENVIRONMENT Core 40
ICTNWK401 INSTALL AND MANAGE A SERVER Elective 40
ICTNWK416 BUILD SECURITY INTO VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS Elective 20
ICTNWK503 INSTALL AND MAINTAIN VALID AUTHENTICATION PROCESSES Elective 25
ICTNWK511 MANAGE NETWORK SECURITY Elective 80
ICTPRG407 WRITE SCRIPT FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS Core 40
ICTSAS418 MONITOR AND ADMINISTER SECURITY OF AN ICT SYSTEM Elective 30
RIICOM301D Communicate Information Core 30
VU21988 UTILISE BASIC NETWORK CONCEPTS AND PROTOCOLS REQUIRED IN CYBER SECURITY Core 80
VU21989 TEST CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES FOR CYBER SECURITY Core 60
VU21990 RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR CYBER SECURITY IN AN ORGANISATION Core 60
VU21991 IMPLEMENT NETWORK SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANISATION Core 80
VU21992 DEVELOP A CYBER SECURITY INDUSTRY PROJECT Core 120
VU21993 SECURE A NETWORKED PERSONAL COMPUTER Elective 60

Attend an Information Session

Our information sessions will give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and answer your questions about your course.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $830 $4150 $10600
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $1005 $4400 $10850
Per year $19600
Per semester $9800
Materials fee $100

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.

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 2021. 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.

Fees explained

The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.

Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.

Free TAFE places are limited. Please call 1300 635 276 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.

Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.

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

The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment. 

Check your eligibility here.

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

Check your eligibility here.

Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking

Additional expenses

The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:

  • $250 for full fee-paying students; and
  • $175 for concession-paying students studying Certificate I, II, III, or IV.

Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.

Lists of required materials and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.

Additional expenses: Textbook - Windows Server 2016 Administration Fundamentals by Bekim Dauti ISBN: 9781788626569 eBook A$22.00

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.

Hardware and operating system requirements

The minimum hardware and operating system requirements to satisfactorily complete all the units from the course are as follows:

  • Multicore 64-bit CPU (minimum 2 cores) with virtualisation support enabled
  • 8GB RAM is minimum but 16GB RAM is the recommended amount of physical memory installed
  • At least 256GB of Solid-State Disk (SSD) is highly recommended.
  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education 64-bit operating system

IMPORTANT NOTE: All of our teaching resources are based on Windows and software that runs on a Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education operating system.

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 from the Apply Now page.

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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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 Tuition Payments Plans here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call 1300 635 276

Recognising Organisations

Nationally Recognised Training

Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.

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