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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

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.

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 such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

International students should contact


Estimated Course Fee

Estimated Concession Fee

Eligible for VSL

VSL Capping

$6,769.25 $6,769.25 No $15,793
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

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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Course enquiry

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Page last updated July 10, 2020