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Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Cyber Security)

National ID: ICT60215 | State ID: AB51


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

Cyber 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 cyber attacks, cyber security is vital for individuals and businesses alike making this branch of information technology one of Australia's national security priorities.

This Cyber Security pathway 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.

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 Cyber 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 Cyber 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.

Want to be part of Australia's strong cyber defences? This Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Cyber Security) will give you the tools you need..



Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects ICTSUS601 AWD74
Implement secure encryption technologies *Already done in Diploma ICTNWK502 AUU96
Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security ICTNWK602 AUV25
Design and implement a security system ICTNWK601 AUV14
Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks ICTNWK509 AUV04

Elective Units


Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Validate an application design against specifications ICTPRG520 AUV98
Apply advanced programming skills in another language ICTPRG523 AUW10
Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry specific technologies ICTICT609 AUU83
Establish a business case for sustainability and competitive advantage in ICT projects ICTSUS602 AWD73
Design and configure desktop virtualisation ICTNWK615 AUV43
Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment ICTNWK616 AUX08
Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure  ICTNWK608 AUV44


New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should book an appointment using the link below or contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

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On successful completion of this qualification you could find yourself:

  • managing an enterprise information and communication technology (ICT) network,
  • in a role as an independent Cyber Security ICT specialist or consultant,
  • working in a speciality network security role in one of several areas including; voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.

Further study opportunities:

Successful completion of NMT's  ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security (Cyber Security) may give you entry and/or advanced standing in ECU's Bachelor of Science (Cyber Security) degree course.

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WhereJoondalup (Kendrew Crescent)

Six months (1 semester) full time.
Course will delivered over 4 days per week.

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


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Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.

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International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

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