IT, Planning and Engineering

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks

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Upskill in the ever-evolving field of cyber security

The Graduate Certficate in Cyber Security and Networks is a course designed for existing professionals who have a background in IT, and wish to upskill in cyber security. If you are transitioning from a non-IT background, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Cyber Security and Networks) will equip you with foundational IT skills, as well as opening a pathway for you to specialise in cyber security.

Along with being able to demonstrate a comprehensive information security and network management discipline knowledge, the design and problem-solving skills you develop will allow you to analyse complex environments, assess alternate solutions, and evaluate outcomes.

Cyber security professionals are in great demand across Australia as government organisations and businesses plan contingencies to deal with the escalation of national and global cyber security threats. The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network recently predicted that the Australian cyber security industry is poised to triple in size, reaching a revenue total of $6 billion by 2026.

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Entry criteria

Satisfactory completion of Bachelor degree (Level 7 or higher) in Information Technology or related area; OR

Bachelor degree (Level 7 or higher) in any study area and three years (full-time) work experience in an IT related field.

This course is not available to international students.

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Course units

Micro units (6 credit points per unit)

Object Oriented Design

Data Structures and Algorithms

Units (12 credit points per unit)

Information Security Management

Network Systems

Data Privacy and Security


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Career opportunities

ICT Programmer

Implement integrated software and application solutions that solve organisational ICT-related problems.

Cyber Security Lead

Ensure that architectural vulnerability and cyber-threat analysis are a consideration when implementing new technologies and ICT practices in the workplace.

ICT Security Specialist

Specialise in cyber security – assessing organisational vulnerabilities in order to establish thorough cyber security practices that safeguard sensitive data.

Network Analyst

Provide technical support for and monitor organisational computer networks, and oversee general refinement and network improvements.

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Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

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Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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