Cyber Security

Meeting a growing global demand for cyber security professionals

As the first TAFE in WA to open a Cyber Security Training Centre, we are skilling Western Australians to take on jobs in the growing cyber security industry.

We collaborate with ECU, AustCyber, City of Joondalup and WA Police Force – all located in the Joondalup Innovation Hub – which is set to become one of the world’s leading centres in the fight against cyber crime.

Our cyber security courses focus on the practical and theoretical dimensions of IT security across a range of fundamental areas, such as network security and vulnerability assessment, information security, digital forensics, wireless device security and database security.

North Metropolitan TAFE’s authorised status with the Microsoft Imagine Academy, Cisco Networking Academy and Red Hat Learning Academy means that our students benefit from extra technical skills and certifications to improve their employment prospects.

Our expertise

Collectively, our cyber security training team has over 100 years’ teaching experience in IT related fields from Certificate II to postgraduate level; 40 years in the network and security-related industries; 30 years in software and web development; and 25 years in IT management.

Our lecturers keep up-to-date with industry relevant qualifications and professional development including being both Cisco Certified Instructors and Microsoft Certified Instructors for security related courses, and Red Hat Instructors for Enterprise Linux Security courses.

Our facilities

Joondalup (Kendrew) campus | Cyber Security Training Centre

The new $356,000 Cyber Security Training Centre includes a hackers den, defence hub and control centre.

Students will learn how to: implement appropriate software; use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats; protect an organisation from insider security breaches; and develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.

What our clients say

“I am delighted to partner with leading edge training organisations such as North Metro TAFE as they work to build a strong pipeline of locally skilled cyber security professionals. They demonstrate a clear commitment of support to the development of a vibrant and globally competitive WA cyber sector.”

Dr Ian Martinus

WA AustCyber Node

For this job, what course should I do?

Job titles
  • ICT customer support
  • ICT help desk officer/technician
  • System support officer
Responsibilities

ICT Customer Support Officers provide support, education and guidance in the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems and issues.

Courses to get you there
What you can do after that
Job titles
  • Website | Network security officer
  • ICT security specialist/consultant
  • Penetration tester
  • Cyber security intrusion tester 
Responsibilities

Perform penetration tests on computer systems, networks and applications. Create new testing methods to identify vulnerabilities. Perform physical security assessments of systems, servers and other network devices to identify areas that require physical protection. 

Courses to get you there
What you can do after that
Job titles
  • Security systems help desk support
  • Information systems security officer
  • Cyber security/Network operations centre officer
Responsibilities

Provide support, education and guidance in the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems and issues. Maintain the computer systems and networks, update and install new software and equipment and provide training to other staff members.

Courses to get you there
What you can do after that
Job titles
  • Audit collection officer
  • Incident response team member
  • Information security officer 
  • IT security consultant
  • Integration analyst
Responsibilities

Ensuring data security, oversee implementing effective technology solutions that prevent internal and external malicious users from compromising data integrity, assess software, computer systems, and networks for vulnerabilities, design and implement the best security solutions for an organisation's needs. They play the role of both the attacker and the victim and are asked to locate and potentially exploit vulnerabilities.

Courses to get you there
What you can do after that
Job titles
  • IT/hardware technician
  • User support specialist
  • Network audit officer
  • Operations team member
Responsibilities

Support and maintain computer systems and peripherals by installing, configuring, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing hardware. 

Courses to get you there
What you can do after that
Job titles
  • Computer technical support security
  • Information security
  • Network audit officer
  • Security systems support
Responsibilities

Maintain company computer systems, installs, and configures hardware and software, and solves technical issues as they arise.

Perform penetration tests on computer systems, networks and applications. Create new testing methods to identify vulnerabilities. Perform physical security assessments of systems, servers and other network devices to identify areas that require physical protection. 

Instituting security protocols, fending off attacks, and running diagnostics. Monitor networks and create a risk management plans. Building firewalls, performing risk assessments, and performing security updates.

Course to get you there
What you can do after that
  • 18-month articulation credit towards ECU 3-year Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security)

Course list

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-ENW-V1353
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Cisco CCNA 2- Routing and switching essentials

Delve further into the world of networking

Focus on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concept

Delve further into the world of networking

This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

This course will help you on your way to CCNA Certification.

Gain these skills:
  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.

Contact us via email to register your interest for this course.
pacintech@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-ENW-V1351
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Cisco CCNA1 Intro to Networks

Learn networking fundamentals in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment

You'll cover the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks and gain skills to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

Gain the fundamentals of networking in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment

This is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increases the value of your employer’s network and is for Network Specialists, Administrators, and Support Engineers with 1 - 3 years of experience.

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. You'll have small class sizes with instructor led delivery from start to finish. You'll gain skills to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

Whether you are trying to gain an entry level position in a network engineering role or improve your employability skills, this course can help you on your way to certification.

This course is an introduction course and a basic understanding of computers and Linux is desirable.

Contact us via email to register your interest for this course.
pacintech@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Short course
National ID: UEE20511
State ID: A103
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair

Gain the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and Certificate II in Electronics qualifications

This dual qualification will give you a foundation for entry to a range of studies and you'll learn to select components and assemble computers to customer specifications and carry out routine hardware repairs.

Are you looking for career in electronics?

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering a dual qualification in Electronics and Computer Assembly and Repair. You can gain the Certificate II in Computer Assembly and Repair and the Certificate II in Electronics(opens in a new tab) qualifications in just six months, opening doors to many different fields of further study and/or employment.

In this course you will develop the ability to select components and assemble computers to customer specifications. You will also learn how to carry out routine hardware repairs (generally by replacement) of known faulty components.

Successful completion of this dual qualification could lead to an apprenticeship or employment as a technician’s trade assistant in a wide variety of electronic fields such as computer assembly and servicing, refrigeration and air conditioning, telecommunications, and security and fire alarms. Many employers regard basic training in electrical/electronic theory as a pre-requisite to employment.

We will be offering the dual qualification at both our East Perth and Midland campuses starting in Semester 2

It will provide an entry point for the electronics, robotic, and electrical industries. It will also prepare you for possible further study in Semester 1 2021, in courses such as the Certificate IV in Robotics, or the Certificate IV Electronics and Communications.

You will need to have some math ability, particularly in relation to Ohms Law, and be motivated to finish the course in a short time.

Many of the subjects in this fast track program will cover off subjects in a Certificate II Electrotechnology (Career Start).

 
Certificate II
National ID: CUA20215
State ID: AZN1
Industry Creative Industries

Certificate II in Creative Industries

A taster course in all things media and digital media related

Gain foundation skills in camera operation, editing, writing content and scripts, and producing your ideas with this Certificate II.

Open your eyes to a world of colour and creativity

The need for innovative thinkers in the media industry is growing. Jump start your creative career pathway and improve your employability skills.

Our Certificate II in Creative Industries gives you the opportunity to 'try before you buy' the different areas of film and television and it is a great introduction to all things media and digital media related.

This course is only offered in semester one of each year.

On completion of this course, if you continue with your studies you could also find yourself on a path to becoming a:

  •    Camera Operator
  •    Producer
  •    Editor
  •    Cinematographer
  •    Director
  •    Writer
Certificate II
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level

Gain the skills to work in a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. You'll learn to develop and maintain cyber security policies and overall defence strategy, and to rigorously test and work to protect an organisation's information assets.

Get qualified to work in this booming industry 

The Australian Government's Cyber Security Strategy states that Australia, along with many other nations is facing a skills shortage in the field of cyber security and these skills are essential in our connected technology-enabled world. Current predictions estimate that we will see a world wide deficit of 1.5 million information security professionals by 2020 while employment prospects for cyber security and related jobs in Australia will grow by 21% over the next 5 years according to Labour Market employment projections.

Both state and federal  governments have made a commitment to ensure Australians have the opportunity to equip themselves with cyber security skills and North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level.

As a cyber security graduate, you could be a member of a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. As an integral team member, you will work to develop and maintain the company’s cyber security policies and overall defence strategy, and to rigorously test and work to protect the company’s information assets

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification must contact the area or apply instead for the Certificate IV in CyberSecurity due to pre-requisit skills/knowledge requirements.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: 22334VIC
State ID: BCY61
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

There is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry

This is a technician level qualification that will provide you with a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

Be equipped to tackle the network security challenges faced by Australian businesses, services and industry with this specialised course in cyber security

There are two delivery options for this course - on campus (face to face, full time), or a combination of online and on campus evening classes.

Cyber attacks on Australian networks are an ever-increasing threat to individuals, businesses and national security and there is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry. You'll gain insights into mitigation techniques that are key to tackling potential cyber attacks faced by modern industry by completing North Metropolitan TAFE's Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

Our Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide you with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

The online delivery of this course is ideal for IT staff who want to up skill into a Cyber Security role or for the newly passionate cyber enthusiasts. New candidates with a limited background in IT should consider the on campus delivery for the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, or the Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security).

Certificate IV
State ID: EAC01
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Online

Cyber Security - Python Application Scripting for Beginners Skill Set

Learn to use Python for creating programs and automating processes

In this skill set you will gain skills in using Python scripting language to construct software solutions and learn simple programming techniques used in cyber security.

Learn to use Python for creating programs and automating processes

This course is for anyone who is newly unemployed or looking at exploring a career in cyber security; or IT employees in the networking field who want to upskill or start their journey in cyber security scripting language.

You will gain skills in using a scripting language to construct software solutions and learn simple programming techniques used in cyber security.

Upon completion of this skill set you can continue your studies in the Certificate IV in Cyber Security or the Certificate IV in Programming.

 

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-JTE-V1424
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

CyberSecurity Awareness for Beginners

Gain an understanding of basic cyber security principles to use at home or in the office

Gain a quick understanding of the broad principles and terminology required to secure your IT assets at home or in a small business.

Gain an understanding of basic cyber security principles that you can apply at home or the office

This course is aimed at novices and will give you an introduction into cyber security awareness. You'll gain a quick understanding of the broad principles and terminology required to secure your IT assets at home or in a small business.

This course is also suitable for professional development to ensure employees have a basic understanding of cyber awareness, so they do not become victims to social engineering practices.

On completion of a short quiz, to ensure you understand the content, you will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Short course
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: BFF7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology

Start you ICT career in programming, networking or technical support

This course will give you foundation skills in supporting information technology activities in the workplace. Our three campuses offer different groups of electives so you have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you. With further study you may follow a career pathway into areas including CyberSecurity, Programming, Networking or Web Design.

Gain a broad range of ICT skills

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of information and communication technologies (ICT) areas, including programming, networking and technical support.

At North Metropolitan TAFE you will have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you with the different electives offered at the three campuses where we deliver this course.

This Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology gives you the foundation skills to begin a career in ICT with further study at North Metropolitan TAFE. You may follow a career pathway into the ICT industry in areas including cyber security, programming, networking or web design.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT50120
State ID: AC09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

Gain real-world experience conducting help-desk support as part of your studies

This course will give you advanced skills in networking and includes Cisco devices, Microsoft Server operating system, Linux operating system and VMware. Our East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers.

Gain advanced skills in networking and join this lucrative sector of the IT industry

When you complete the ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking) course you will have all the skills needed to be successful in this in-demand industry. This course includes Cisco devices, Microsoft Server operating system, Linux operating system and VMware. All current industry standards are covered and you'll gain real-world experience conducting help-desk support as part of your studies on our dedicated training network.

East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers. Joondalup also offers Microsoft Imagine Academy as part of your studies.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

North Metropolitan TAFE has an articulation agreement with Murdoch University.

Diploma
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC21
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming)

Boost your career in software development and programming

This course will further develop the skills gained from completing the Certificate IV in Programming. You will learn to develop advanced apps and explore data modelling, web programming, software testing and debugging systems.

To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

Boost your career in software development and programming with the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming). It is the perfect course to help you achieve your aim. You'll gain the knowledge and skills to develop advanced Apps, Internet of Things, Big Data, database design, Cloud Applications Development, and cyber awareness using a variety of programming software and platforms such as PHP, Python and C#. You'll also be developing advanced programming skills with Cloud/mobile devices as this has been identified as a growth area by industry.

You will use current industry standards and emerging technology as you conduct LiveWorks projects with industry partners.

You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through teamwork to align the end product with business needs. Independent thinking and problem-solving skills developed within your studies at Certificate IV level are further enhanced with real life client projects. 

Our IT graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills gained during their study at North Metropolitan TAFE and many find employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Diploma
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC12
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Learn to respond to the challenges of cyber security

Our Cisco accredited program will teach you the fundamentals of networking security and design. You'll cover monitoring system security, managing network and data integrity, along with installing, configuring and testing network security and providing advice to clients.

Beat the hackers at their own game

If you love computers, and you aren't afraid of the challenges being presented by the dark web; this Certificate III course will get you on your way to building a career in the vitally important field of Cyber Security. North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a pathway to gain the practical skills that you need to be part of Australia's cyber defences.

In this nationally recognised Certificate III program you will learn the fundamentals of networking security and design in our Cisco accredited program; system configuration and hardening; and Microsoft server management and protection in a hands-on practical environment.

We also offer further training in this booming field so you can continue to add to your cyber security skills, and as North Metropolitan TAFE is an authorised Cisco Academy, and Microsoft Silver Partner; you will also be in line to achieve valuable Industry Cisco and Microsoft certification.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC11
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Network Administration)

Start your career in the fast growing ICT industry

This course will teach you to configure, secure and test system software for a small home office network or a small to medium business network. At Joondalup we offer you the opportunity to complete a dual qualification to broaden your skills and job opportunities.

Ready to start your career in the fast growing ICT industry?

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of ICT areas including technical support and network administration.

You will learn how to configure, secure and test system software for a small home office network or small to medium business network.

At our Joondalup campus we also offer you the opportunity to gain a dual qualification during your study. You can complete this qualification and ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology [Web Development], talk to staff when you enrol.

Benefits of the dual qualification include:

  • Broadening your employment opportunities within the IT sector
  • Furthering your skills to qualify you for a range of higher level qualifications
  • Only need to enrol in one extra cluster of units to do the combined course
Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

A great starting point to specialise in Networking

Gain the practical skills to install and configure small to medium size modern networks. Our East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers.

Networking is one of the fastest growing areas in IT

If you have chosen Networking as your area of expertise in the field of IT, then our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) qualification provides you with a great foundation.  

You'll gain the practical skills to install and configure small to medium size modern networks - including exposure to virtual machines, wireless technologies, cloud storage, infrastructure devices, network security, deployment resources to desktops and user support.

East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers.
Joondalup also offers Microsoft Imagine Academy as part of your studies.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC07
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming)

Get the competitive edge to advance your programming career

The Certificate IV in Programming will give you skills in C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ASP. You'll delve into websites, scripting and database design, as well as programming for mobile applications and games development.

Join the top priority IT industry and take on a crucial role in IT programming

Study this course and you'll gain skills in basic and intermediate programming by using at least two different programming languages.

Programming is a crucial part of IT and is constantly innovating and evolving.  Completing our Certificate IV in Programming  will open the door into this in-demand industry.

The experience you will gain in C#, Java, JavaScript, SQL, and ASP will give you the competitive edge to advance your career and further study options. You'll delve into websites, scripting and database design as well as be exposed to advanced programming skills for mobile applications and games development.

Our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Programming) is the foundation and core development structure that leads into our Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Programming). Essential concepts covered include Internet of Things (IoT), Data driven Apps and Mobile App development. You'll be encouraged to develop the independent thinking and problem solving skills needed for communicating and working with clients in the Diploma course.

Certificate IV
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC15
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Web Development)

A 21st century digital media career

This course will give you the fundamentals of programming and web development including web design and business focused application development. You can gain valuable industry Cisco and Microsoft certifications. At Joondalup we offer you the opportunity to complete a dual qualification .

Are you looking for a 21st Century Digital Media Career?

When you complete this qualification you will have the fundamentals of programming and web development with key subjects specialising in web design and business focused application development.

Pathways into our Certificate IV and Diploma level courses progress you into a career as a Web Developer, Mobile App Developer or an Applications Programmer.

North Metro TAFE is an authorised Cisco Academy, and Microsoft Imagine Academy; you can also gain valuable industry Cisco and Microsoft certifications. You will gain these certifications at no extra cost to you

In addition at our Joondalup campus we offer you the opportunity to gain a dual qualification during your study. You can complete this qualification and the ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology [Network Administration], talk to staff when you enrol.

Benefits of the dual qualification include:

  • Broadening your employment opportunities within the IT sector
  • Furthering your skills to qualify you for a range of higher level qualifications
  • Only need to enrol in one extra  cluster of units to do the combined course
Certificate III
State ID: AE382
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Skill sets

Introduction to Cyber Security Skill Set

Cyber security is a key jobs growth area, so this is a great place to start

The Introduction to Cyber Security skill set covers critical skills and knowledge to get you job ready and give your career a good kickstart.

Cyber security is a key jobs growth area, so this is a great place to start

Introduction to cyber security, sounds cool, right? That's because it is. COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, with so many things now being done online, which has led to the need for skilled workers to protect our online safety and security.

The Introduction to Cyber Security skill set covers critical skills and knowledge to get you job ready and give your career a good kickstart. You'll learn about professional and ethical conduct in an ICT workplace, how to manage personal and sensitive data and information in a confidential and professional manner, recognising and identifying cybersecurity needs in an organisation, how to undertake security fundamentals in relation to personal and networked computers.

 

Skill set
National ID: ICT60215
State ID: AVX6
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Advanced Diploma of Network Security

Find a secure role in a growth industry

Network security jobs are already in high demand. Gain skills and knowledge in Cloud, WAN Infrastructure and Perimeter-based Security.

Find a secure role in a growth industry with North Metropolitan TAFE's Advanced Diploma of Network Security

Network security jobs are already in high demand and this trend is expected to continue as more individuals, businesses and organisations have an online presence. With the increase in all forms of IT security attacks, network security is vital for individuals and industry alike.

You'll gain skills and knowledge in Cloud, WAN Infrastructure and Perimeter-based Security. You will also learn the fundamentals of Python and assist in a real-world scenario Network Security Project. Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you'll be able to make the most of our existing status with the Microsoft Imagine Academy and the Cisco Network Academy to provide vendor-based resources and learning in relation to Network Security. The highly sought after CCNA Security vendor course is embedded in this qualification and you will get a CCNAS course completion certificate on successful completion of the course.

This priority course will increase your expertise in the highly technical area of network security. We strongly recommend that you have completed a Diploma in Network Administration or an equivalent course, or have experience as an IT professional, working in the industry before entering this course.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Advanced Diploma
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