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Cyber Security

Certificate IV in

Free TAFE Code: 22334VIC Cricos: 098180C
Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

12 months full time / 24 months part time

Duration

12 months full time / 24 months part time

Next Intake

February, April, July

Next Intake

February, April

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).

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"It means 'future' to me. 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.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

80% of the course delivery will occur remote/online and the remaining 20% of the course delivery will occur face-to-face.

  • Blended
  • Face-to-face
  • Online

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
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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $710 $3550 $9250
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $885 $3800 $9500
Per year $11500
Per semester $5750
Materials fee $100

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.

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

Materials

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

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.
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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. 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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