12 months full time / 24 months part time
February, July, October
Develop the skills to protect organisations against data breaches and malicious cyber attacks with our Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC course. With cybercrime on the rise, skilled cyber security professionals are in high demand. Australia’s cyber security industry is expected to face a shortage of 3000 cyber security workers by 2026. During the same time, the number of cyber-attacks in Australia is expected to double over the next five years. Read more.
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 industry and want to take on a new role or change careers, you can study Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC through either full-time or part-time classes depending on what suits you best.
Once you complete this course, you can seek employment as an entry-level 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.
Current industry skill shortages have seen experienced and skilled cybersecurity experts promoted from entry-level jobs and quickly advancing in their career.
On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology ICT50220.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
The course can be completed in 24 months (four semesters) as part time. The classes are offered in the evening.
The course can be completed in 12 months (two semesters) as full time. The classes are offered during the day.
Units are assessed in a variety of ways including practical demonstrations, observations, written assessments, presentations and practical projects.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|BSBINS401||Analyse and present research information||Core||40|
|BSBWHS309||Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes||Core||30|
|ICTCLD401||Configure cloud services||Elective||60|
|ICTICT443||Work collaboratively in the ICT industry||Core||30|
|ICTPRG435||Write scripts for software applications||Elective||40|
|VU23213||Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security||Core||80|
|VU23215||Test concepts and procedures for cyber security||Core||60|
|VU23217||Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation||Core||60|
|VU23218||Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation||Elective||80|
|VU23220||Develop and carry out a cyber security industry project||Core||100|
|VU23221||Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise||Elective||40|
|VU23222||Expose website security vulnerabilities||Elective||40|
|VU23223||Apply cyber security legislation, privacy and ethical practices||Core||30|
|VU23224||Identify the implications of cloud based security systems||Elective||40|
|VU23225||Investigate Windows security features||Elective||40|
|VU23226||Test concepts and procedures for cyber exploitation||Elective||60|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
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.
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.
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:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
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:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
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.
The minimum hardware and operating system requirements to satisfactorily complete all the units from the course are as follows:
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.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment 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
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.