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Introduction to Cyber Security

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Gain a glimpse into the world of cyber risks and threats and an understanding of how to protect yourself and those around you.

If you have always wanted a broad, entry level understanding of cyber awareness, this skill set is aimed at providing you with knowledge about cyber risks and threats in the world we live in. You'll gain skills to help you protect yourself and others around you.

Armed with an understanding of Privacy Laws in relation to Cyber Security, you'll be able to manage your own personal profile and identifiable information more effectively.

You'll gain an awareness of the potentially catastrophic impact of cyber security breaches through reviewing scenarios that play out all too frequently.

Within organisations, security threats must be identified and reported to limit exposure and impact. You'll learn how this is achieved via case studies and standard industry practices.

This skill set will benefit all non-technical employees and managers equipping them to support the business by protecting themselves, equipment, assets and the organisation as a whole. You could also use the skills you gain to begin on a pathway to employment in cyber security. A technical background in IT is not essential.

Please note this skill set is experiencing high demand and places are limited.


Some of our Online courses can be done completely online. However, some of the courses require a practical component or assessment that can't be done online, and some may be a mix of online and on campus learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For all the details and a full list of Online courses, check out the Online study and application page.


This job ready skill set is part of the Skills Ready program. All job ready skill sets are available for everyone to study, some are free for everyone, some are free for eligible people (including displaced workers, concession students and youth up to 25 years not at school).

More skill sets can be found on our Skill sets and short courses page, and for other qualifications be sure to check the Courses page, to see everything we have to offer.


This course remains FEE FREE in 2024! The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on the Skills Ready page for further information.

* Please note that eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.


This course is run online as a self-paced delivery – once enrolled, all course materials are ready to work through independently at your own pace. You also have the option to log into real-time question and answer sessions with the lecturer if you require extra support.

Please note this skill set is experiencing high demand and places are limited.

Online Orientation

Wednesday, 7 February, 6pm-9pm

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Study options and next steps

Click on your preferred option below to get started with your application.

Semester 1, 2024

Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent) - Online

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Online
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Concession $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Free training

The free training is available to residents of Western Australia, and eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training, as outlined on the Free job ready skill sets page and the Infection control training page.  Tuition and resource fees will apply for non-eligible students.

Enquiries regarding course fees can be made by calling us.

T  1300 300 822


*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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