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22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

National ID: 22445VIC | State ID: BCZ09

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

Gain these skills
  • Monitor the risks of cyber security attacks
  • Prepare and implement appropriate risk management plans
  • Prepare and implement appropriate mitigation solutions
  • Use a range of tools and procedures to identify and block cyber security threats
  • Protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • Develop and implement risk mitigation solutions for cloud systems
  • Implement privacy and compliance policies in accordance with Australian Cyber Law
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Able to apply analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

You must have completed 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security or equivalent; or have at least two years of comprehensive and relevant workplace experience. 

Important information

Typical timetable
This hands on course is run over 2 semesters for approximately 25 hours per week with classes and laboratories scheduled between 8:30am - 5:30pm, Monday to Friday.
Additional access to laboratories is also available during these times for students to further develop their skills. 

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Computer Technical Support Security
  • Information Security
  • Penetration Tester
  • Network Audit Officer
  • Security Systems Help Desk Support
  • Website/Network Security Officer
  • Network Operations Centre team Member
  • Cyber Security Operations Centre Officer
Further study

On successfully completion of the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security you may wish to undertake further study in one the following univerity pathways:

  • Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) at Edith Cowan University
  • Other tertiary level Bachelor courses

Please contact your preferred university for more information.

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Page last updated February 13, 2020