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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
Half price in 2021


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative where you'll only pay half the course fees from January until December 2021 capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more

Only course fees are half price. You may be required to pay other fees that apply to your course.

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


lfls-logo-100x40.pngThis qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees from 1 January to 31 December 2021. The “annual fees cap” means that full-fee paying students will only pay a maximum of $1,200 (plus resource fee) and concession-fee paying students or those aged 15-24 years will only pay up to $400 (plus resource fee).

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, 2021

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How On campus
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated November 23, 2020