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Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security

Code: HEUGCNS

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Overview

Campus

Preston

Campus

Preston

Duration

6 months full time

Next Intake

July

Next Intake

July

Complete your Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security in 6 months, ready to start your career in the technology industry.

The short-course structure will give you a solid understanding of network communication concepts, network security, and fundamental knowledge in information technology and business.

On completion of your course, you may be able to start your career in IT helpdesk services and support and network support. You will be able to contribute to the security, operation, and support of IT services.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Careers in IT are diverse. You may find work and a career pathway across industries and across the globe.

Course Details

Delivery methods

Course delivery continues at Melbourne Polytechnic during the challenges of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation the world is facing right now. Our top priority remains the health, safety and well-being of our community.

This program has responded to the COVID-19 restrictions by modifying its delivery to a blended model supporting remote learning. For the immediate term, we’ve changed the way our students attend class, with all lectures, tutorials and seminars moved online.

A collaborative learning environment is created through the requirement of students to attend synchronous online sessions at the normal class times. These sessions are run through Moodle, our learning management system, and conferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Teams). This includes assessment wherever possible.

Alternative arrangements are being made for activities which must be conducted on-campus.

  • Laboratory
  • Seminar
  • Flexible
  • Workshops
  • Lecture
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Projects, report writing, oral presentations, tests and examinations

Units of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part-time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subject Elective Description Year Semester
BIT121 NETWORK COMMUNICATION CONCEPTS Core Provides students with an an overview of the basic principles of a communication system. The subject examines analogue and digital communication protocols and services at the application, network, data link and physical layers including IP and MAC addressing. 1
BIT243 NETWORK SECURITY Core This subject develops students' knowledge and experience of network security to deal with complex issues and apply sophisticated responses to securing networks. Students will gain understanding in the areas of encryption techniques, security threats, intrusion detection and standard security policies within business. 1
BIT101 Foundations of Information Technology Core Introduces the field of ICT, its personnel and its development from web and database technologies to emerging technologies such as cybercrime, providing a broad overview of the IT industry, including the roles and required skills and knowledge of the IT professional in defining problems and modelling solutions for business. 1
BIT108 FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS Core This subject provides an introduction to the key management concepts and core business practices. It covers the major functional areas of business, including management, marketing, accounting, finance, economics, and information technology of today’s competitive business world. In addition, it introduces other important concepts such as ethics and social responsibility, forms of ownership, small business and entrepreneurship, and international business, as well as, latest trends in economy, social networking, competition in the global marketplace, and the green movement. 1

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Fees & Costs

Per year $
Per semester $8760
Per year $20500
Per semester $10250

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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

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The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.

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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.

When you are studying higher education courses you may qualify for FEE-HELP payments for part or all of your tuition fees. FEE-HELP loans do not cover materials costs.

Find out more information about FEE-HELP.

Requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Successful completion of Year 12 VCE or equivalent with no specified minimum ATAR score and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Successful completion of a Certificate IV course as minimum.

Applicants with higher education

A complete or incomplete higher education qualification.

Applicants with work and life experience

Relevant industry or life experience.

  • Academic: successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent, or successful completion of a minimum Certificate IV course
  • English: Academic IELTS 6.0 with no individual band below 5.5, Pearson PTE Academic 50 overall with no individual communicative skill below 42, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

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Applicants for this course will need to have met the academic requirements. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

You may also be required to attend an interview to discuss your career plans, aptitude and understanding of your chosen course of study and the requirements of tertiary study. (This may be conducted face-to-face or by through a video conference call using Skype or other application).

During your interview, you may be asked to provide:

  • Your CV outlining your relevant work and life skills and experience
  • Any letters of reference from employers
  • Documents relating to prior study including course transcripts and subject outlines from other Higher Education Providers if you wish to apply for credit

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

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