Introduction to Cybersecurity Skill Set

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Cyber security is a key jobs growth area, so this is a great place to start

Introduction to cyber security, sounds cool, right? That's because it is. COVID-19 has changed the way we live and work, with so many things now being done online, which has led to the need for skilled workers to protect our online safety and security.

The Introduction to Cyber Security skill set covers critical skills and knowledge to get you job ready and give your career a good kickstart. You'll learn about professional and ethical conduct in an ICT workplace, how to manage personal and sensitive data and information in a confidential and professional manner, recognising and identifying cybersecurity needs in an organisation, how to undertake security fundamentals in relation to personal and networked computers.

 

Skill-sets

This skill set is related to the Skills Ready program. Other skill sets can be found on our Courses (opens in a new tab) page, using the Refine course results>Study mode filters.

This skill set is available for free to residents of Western Australia who fall into one of the following categories.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution.

Who is not eligible

  • Persons living outside of Western Australia, or Australia, are not eligible.
  • International students and people on a student visa are not eligible.
  • Students who are still at school are not eligible and cannot enrol in the free skill sets.

The Department of Training and Workforce Development’s VET Fees and charges policy(opens in a new tab) - outlines eligibility for subsidised training in WA.

Enquiries regarding course fees can be made by calling us.

1300 300 822

Students will need to provide their own External Hard-drive/USB ThumbDrive with at least 500Gb capacity.

Timetable

East Perth
Classes run for 18 weeks, Mondays, 5:30pm - 9:00pm.

Joondalup (Kendrew)
Classes run for 10 weeks. Students must attend Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30pm - 9:00pm.
Term 2 course starts Tuesday 27 April.

Perth
Classes run for 18 weeks, Wednesdays, 5:00pm - 8:30pm
 

Please note If you are not eligible for fee free training, the following fees apply.

$324.00 *

* Tuition fees only; resources fees may also apply.

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.

Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2021

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When Semester 1, 2021
Where Perth
How Blended 10 Feb start
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Duration 10 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Blended - 27 April Start
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Duration 18 Weeks
When Semester 1, 2021
Where East Perth
How Blended 8 Feb start

Semester 2, 2021

Details
Duration 18 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2021
Where Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
How Blended

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