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  • 22334VIC

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

At a glance

At a glance

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.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • 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

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Course overview

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.

Cyber security is one of the fastest growing specialisations in the information technology industry with Australia currently experiencing a critical shortage of trained cyber security workers. 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.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 16 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
ICTPRG407
Write script for software applications
BSBRES401
Analyse and present research information
BSBWHS401
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
ICTICT418
Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
RIICOM301D
Communicate Information
VU21988
Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
VU21989
Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
VU21990
Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
VU21992
Develop a cyber security industry project
VU21991
Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME Unit information
Brisbane Region
VU21993
Secure a networked personal computer
VU21994
Perform basic cyber security data analysis
VU21995
Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation
ICTPRG405
Automate processes
VU21996
Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
VU21997
Expose website security vulnerabilities

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

It is recommended 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.

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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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).

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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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 will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland