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Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 24 months part time

Duration

12 months

Next Intake

February, April, July

Next Intake

February, April, July

Join the fight against cybercrime

Develop the skills to protect organisations against data breaches and malicious cyber attacks with our 22334VIC 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 22334VIC 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 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 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
  • Cybersecurity Incident Response Practitioner

Pathways

On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118).
I went with Melbourne Polytechnic because they offered a dual certificate in IT and Cyber Security, which was pretty good for me.
Jose Protacio
Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC
Portrait of Cyber Security student, Jose Protacio

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended learning
  • Face-to-face
  • Online

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

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.

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Job Trainer Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $0 $764 $3820 $9770
Materials fee $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Maximum annual amenities $250 $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $250 $939 $4070 $10020
Per year $12120
Per semester $6060
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.

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 19 November 2020. 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.

Materials

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

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 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 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

Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.

Who is eligible for JobTrainer?

To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or unemployed. 

To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must

  • be aged 17 – 24 at the time of commencement of training, or
  • be a Job Seeker of any age, where a Job Seeker is defined as a person who holds a valid and current Commonwealth Health Care Card, Pensioner Concession Card or Veteran’s Gold Card; or
    have been unemployed at the commencement date of the Training Contract; or became employed within 31 days before the commencement date of their Training Contract

To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.

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

The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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

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

Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.

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

Scholarships on offer

'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for.  And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'

See what scholarships are available

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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. 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.

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 +61 3 9269 8400

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