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Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Cyber Security and Networks)

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Embark on a rewarding career in the growing field of cyber security.

Of all the specialties within the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) industry, cyber security is one of the most dynamic. As malicious cyber security threats – originating from individuals or even nation-states – continually evolve, Australian cyber security professionals need the expertise and leadership credentials to innovate and remain one step ahead.

Cyber security professionals are in great demand across Australia as government organisations and businesses struggle to cope 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.

To reach this level of growth, and cultivate a global reputation in cyber security practice and innovation, the current skills shortage in the industry will have to be addressed. In fact, Australia will need almost 18,000 additional cyber security professionals by 2026 to meet these targets.

The Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Cyber Security and Networks) is a course designed to open up a pathway for individuals from an unrelated field of study to transition into the ICT industry and specialise in cyber security. It will open up the possibility for individuals to embark on a rewarding and lucrative career in cyber security.

By studying with QUT Online, you will acquire the specialist skills and discipline knowledge necessary to accurately assess cyber security threats in complex environments. Or, if you prefer, you have the option of exiting early after completing the first 48 credit points of the course, and attaining a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology.

In order to provide opportunities to students from all backgrounds, diversity scholarships are available for our suite of IT courses.

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 micro unit)

Computer Systems Fundamentals

Systems Analysis and Design

Introduction to Security and Networking


Introduction to Programming

Object Oriented Programming

Rapid Web Development

Management Information Systems

Object Oriented Design

Data Structures and Algorithms

Core units

Network Systems

Information Security Management

Data Privacy and Security


Our dedicated support team are here to help you when you need it. They are available online or over the phone seven days a week to answer all your questions. They are here to help with everything from technical support to academic questions. QUT Online has the tools and people to make your postgraduate study achievable and enjoyable.

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Career opportunities

ICT Project Manager

Use decisive problem solving skills to lead and coordinate ICT teams to plan and execute projects, ensuring project-specific goals are met.

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.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

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.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

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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