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22334VIC | 099398K

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Set yourself apart in the IT industry with this specialised course in cyber security. Develop the technical skills you need to protect organisations against malicious cyber activity and seek work as a cyber security practitioner.

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TIME 1 year / Full Time NEXT START DATE 13 Jun 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Gold Coast Sunshine Coast Darling Downs and South West North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$50
Concession
$1,795
Subsidised
$3,620
Full Fee
$9,730
International
$12,000
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Course overview

Set yourself apart in the IT industry with this specialised course in cyber security. Develop the technical skills you need to protect organisations against malicious cyber activity and seek work as a cyber security practitioner.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working as ICT security specialists grew very strongly over the last five years and is expected to continue to grow in the future. Employers are looking for qualified candidates who have strong computer literacy, can communicate clearly and work well in a team.

In this course you will learn a range of technical skills including how to implement network security infrastructure and detect breaches in network security, as well as essential soft skills such as stakeholder management.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with a range of foundation knowledge and skills in website security, IT network testing, and ICT security. You will graduate qualified to seek work as a junior cyber security analyst.

What can I do?

  • Cyber Security Support Officer
  • Security Penetration Tester
  • Information Systems Security Support Officer
  • Network Security Support Officer
  • Website Security Support Officer

Course outcome:

22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security

JobTrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be $50 for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 6 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBRES401
    Analyse and present research information
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBRES401
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Analyse and present research information

  • UNIT CODE
  • BSBWHS401
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    UNIT CODE :
    BSBWHS401
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation's work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTICT418
    Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTICT418
    Unit description :

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment

  • UNIT CODE
  • ICTPRG407
    Write script for software applications
    UNIT CODE :
    ICTPRG407
    Unit description :
    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, design and build scripts, using a scripting language to construct a highly interactive and automated software application.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Write script for software applications

  • UNIT CODE
  • RIICOM301D
    Communicate Information
    UNIT CODE :
    RIICOM301D
    Unit description :

    This unit describes a participant's skills and knowledge required to communicate in the workplace within the Resources and Infrastructure Industries. This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.

  • UNIT NAME
  • Communicate Information

  • UNIT CODE
  • VU21988
    Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
    UNIT CODE :
    VU21988
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security

  • UNIT CODE
  • VU21989
    Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
    UNIT CODE :
    VU21989
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Test concepts and procedures for cyber security

  • UNIT CODE
  • VU21990
    Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
    UNIT CODE :
    VU21990
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation

  • UNIT CODE
  • VU21991
    Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
    UNIT CODE :
    VU21991
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation

  • UNIT CODE
  • VU21992
    Develop a cyber security industry project
    UNIT CODE :
    VU21992
    Unit description :
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop a cyber security industry project

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 2-3 days per week as well as Online study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
Mt Gravatt
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 2-3 days per week as well as Online study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
South Bank
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 2-3 days per week as well as Online study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
Ipswich
13 Jun 2022
1 year
2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Coomera
15 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
15 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
13 Jun 2022
1 year
2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $12,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Coomera
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $12,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $12,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bracken Ridge
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 2-3 days per week as well as Online study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
Mt Gravatt
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 2-3 days per week as well as Online study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
South Bank
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 2-3 days per week as well as Online study
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
Ipswich
13 Jun 2022
1 year
2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Coomera
15 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
15 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
13 Jun 2022
1 year
2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville (Pimlico)
Anytime
up to 1 year
2 days per week
Monday, Tuesday
Mixed mode
  • JobTrainer: $50
  • Concession: $1,795
  • Subsidised: $3,620
  • Full fee: $9,730
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
South Bank
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time
Mixed mode
  • International: $12,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Coomera
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 4 days per week
Mixed mode
  • International: $12,000
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Mooloolaba
13 Jun 2022
1 year
Full time 3 days per week
Classroom
  • International: $12,000
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Domestic students
While there are no formal entry requirements for this course, TAFE Queensland recommends that to increase your likelihood of success, you should:

  • have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent or
  • be a mature age applicant or
  • have sound learning, reading, writing and literacy, and numeracy (ASCF Level 3).

Prior IT and or networking experience or knowledge is not required but is an advantage.

Please note: the part-time program is designed and recommended for students with experience or who are currently working in industry, preferably the IT industry.


International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • Learners entering this course must be at least 18 years of age;
  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International;
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12; and
  • Prior IT and or networking experience or knowledge is not required but is an advantage.


Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course.

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Students can bring their own devices including an external USB hard drive and laptop. Students will need to provide their own general stationery items.

Need to know

To be considered for future internship and employment opportunities with our industry partners you will need to complete a Criminal History Check (yellow card) and apply for a Blue Card (working with children check).

Please note: TAFE Queensland wishes to warn you, as a Blue Card applicant, that it is an offence for a disqualified person to sign a Blue Card application.  For further information regarding 'disqualified' persons, please contact Blue Card Services.

Expired qualification
This accredited course is expiring on 31 December 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 30 December 2024. Enrolments must be finalised by this date.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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