12 months full time / 24 months part time
12 months full time / 24 months part time
February, April, July
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.
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.
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.
"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."
80% of the course delivery will occur remote/online and the remaining 20% of the course delivery will occur face-to-face.
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.
Units are assessed in a variety of ways including practical demonstrations, observations, verbal questioning, online assessments, assignments, 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.
|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|
|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|
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.
Studying at Melbourne Polytechnic
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Melbourne Polytechnic has a large range of specialist training facilities in health and community, construction, hospitality, education and more.Specialist Training Facilities
One of the most common misconceptions about scholarships is that you have to be 'top in your class' to apply. Melbourne Polytechnic scholarships are awarded on a range of criteria such as merit, your area of study and personal circumstances.Scholarships
|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$175||$250||$250|
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.
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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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