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.
- 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
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
You must have completed 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security or equivalent; or have at least two years of comprehensive and relevant workplace experience.
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.
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
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.
This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills(opens in a new tab) 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).
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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 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 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 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses (such as short courses), or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.).
- 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.
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.
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