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Transition to Cyber Security

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Kick start your career and existing passion for cyber security with this specialised skill set

This course will provided you with techniques that are a springboard for further study and then onto a platform for deciding from the many different Cyber Security employment avenues available.

You will cover four underpinning areas that give you confidence in exploring techniques in tackling cyber attacks and gain a broad range of skills.

This course is focused on people who have made the decision to start their journey to becoming a Cyber Security professional. It will give you key skills required to continue your studies. Completion of the skill set adds credit towards the Certificate IV of Cyber Security, which is held in high regard Australia wide and helps lead into the Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security.

  • Securing various OS platforms (including an introduction to Hardware Security)
  • An understanding of popular attack trends and the best-practice responses using proven Cyber Security frameworks
  • Use current industry analytical tools to investigate network, system and application incidents for anomaly detection
  • Learn Python scripting language for programming techniques used in the field

I have the following attributes:

  • I want to start my journey to becoming a Cyber Security professional
  • A fundamental level of understanding in IT principles such as programming and networking, or a keenness to learn

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 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.

There are no prerequisites to gain entry into this course. However, if you have no prior IT experience, it is recommended you complete the Introduction to Cyber Security skill set first.

You'll be able to access your personal timetable (find out how on our Timetables page), once you have paid your fees. In the meantime the information below provides an indication of the time commitment required to complete this course, depending on available study options.

Delivery is a mix of scheduled Collaborate (virtual classroom) and online self paced sessions, with some face to face tutorials.

Combined (Online & On campus) 

Monday night - first 3 weeks in the classroom and then online, 5.30pm to 8.30pm, delivering the following:

  • VU23214 Configure and secure networked end points
  • VU23217 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation

Thursday night - first 4 weeks in the classroom and then online, 5.30pm to 7.30pm, delivering the following:

  • ICTPRG435 Write scripts for software applications
  • VU23216 Perform basic cyber security data analysis

Timetable information is indicative only and subject to change.

Please note: eligible students study this course absolutely free. If you are not eligible you can expect to pay $391.60

You will need to have access to a computer and the internet.

This course will run subject to enrolment numbers. If you register your interest (through the How to apply section), this will be processed once the dates are confirmed. If the course doesn't run, your details will be kept to be notified of the next available intake.

There are limited job opportunities on completion of skill set, further study is generally required. See the further study section for qualifications.

Visit one of our four Jobs and Skills Centres located at NMT's Balga, Joondalup, Midland and Perth campuses for free career planning advice and job search support.

Study options and next steps

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

Semester 1, 2024

East Perth - Combined (Online and On Campus)

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where East Perth
How Combined (Online and On Campus)
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $0.00 $70.00 $70.00
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 Fee Free 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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This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply, please refer to the Study options and next steps section above.