Networking and Security

Our courses reflect the constantly expanding and evolving IT industry. This ensures you gain the most relevant knowledge and skills in planning, installing and maintaining computer networks as well as building internet/intranet infrastructure.

You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge to provide network support within an organisation and to design, install and manage networks and systems, including rectifying system faults, configuring IT components, network security and optimising system performance. You will also gain practical skills and knowledge on how to assess client needs in project management, email and gateway server deployment, security management, cloud services and e-business.

Cyber security in Australia is a small but fast growing sector of the IT industry and demand for cyber security services and jobs is expected to grow by 21 per cent according to Federal Government employment projections. This means that there is and will continue to be a growing demand for graduates with appropriate skills and knowledge.

North Metropolitan TAFE is offering qualifications in Cyber Security to meet the need for skilled personnel to help combat cyber threats to our businesses and services, our finances and our privacy and identity.

Course list

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-ENW-V1353
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Cisco CCNA 2- Routing and switching essentials

Delve further into the world of networking

Focus on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concept

Delve further into the world of networking

This course focuses on switching technologies and router operations that support small-to-medium business networks, including wireless local area networks (WLAN) and security concepts. You’ll perform basic network configuration and troubleshooting, identify and mitigate LAN security threats, and configure and secure a basic WLAN.

This course will help you on your way to CCNA Certification.

Gain these skills:
  • Work with routers, switches and wireless devices to configure and troubleshoot VLANs, Wireless LANs and Inter-VLAN routing.
  • Configure and troubleshoot redundancy on a switched network using STP and EtherChannel.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills using real equipment and Cisco Packet Tracer.
  • Explain how to support available and reliable networks using dynamic addressing and first-hop redundancy protocols.

Contact us via email to register your interest for this course.
pacintech@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Short course
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-ENW-V1351
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

Cisco CCNA1 Intro to Networks

Learn networking fundamentals in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment

You'll cover the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks and gain skills to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

Gain the fundamentals of networking in a customised, small group, Cisco lab environment

This is a certification program for entry-level network engineers that helps maximize your investment in foundational networking knowledge and increases the value of your employer’s network and is for Network Specialists, Administrators, and Support Engineers with 1 - 3 years of experience.

This course introduces the architecture, structure, functions, components, and models of the internet and other computer networks. You'll have small class sizes with instructor led delivery from start to finish. You'll gain skills to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot medium-size routed and switched networks.

Whether you are trying to gain an entry level position in a network engineering role or improve your employability skills, this course can help you on your way to certification.

This course is an introduction course and a basic understanding of computers and Linux is desirable.

Contact us via email to register your interest for this course.
pacintech@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

Short course
National ID: 22445VIC
State ID: BCZ09
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level

Gain the skills to work in a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. You'll learn to develop and maintain cyber security policies and overall defence strategy, and to rigorously test and work to protect an organisation's information assets.

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.

Advanced Diploma
National ID: 22334VIC
State ID: BCY61
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

There is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry

This is a technician level qualification that will provide you with a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

Be equipped to tackle the network security challenges faced by Australian businesses, services and industry with this specialised course in cyber security

There are two delivery options for this course - on campus (face to face, full time), or a combination of online and on campus evening classes.

Cyber attacks on Australian networks are an ever-increasing threat to individuals, businesses and national security and there is currently a skills shortage in this very specialised sector of the IT industry. You'll gain insights into mitigation techniques that are key to tackling potential cyber attacks faced by modern industry by completing North Metropolitan TAFE's Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

Our Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide you with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that will mean you are job ready and highly employable.

The online delivery of this course is ideal for IT staff who want to up skill into a Cyber Security role or for the newly passionate cyber enthusiasts. New candidates with a limited background in IT should consider the on campus delivery for the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, or the Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security).

Certificate IV
State ID: EAC01
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Online

Cyber Security - Python Application Scripting for Beginners Skill Set

Learn to use Python for creating programs and automating processes

In this skill set you will gain skills in using Python scripting language to construct software solutions and learn simple programming techniques used in cyber security.

Learn to use Python for creating programs and automating processes

This course is for anyone who is newly unemployed or looking at exploring a career in cyber security; or IT employees in the networking field who want to upskill or start their journey in cyber security scripting language.

You will gain skills in using a scripting language to construct software solutions and learn simple programming techniques used in cyber security.

Upon completion of this skill set you can continue your studies in the Certificate IV in Cyber Security or the Certificate IV in Programming.

 

Skill set
National ID: SC
State ID: SC-JTE-V1424
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital

CyberSecurity Awareness for Beginners

Gain an understanding of basic cyber security principles to use at home or in the office

Gain a quick understanding of the broad principles and terminology required to secure your IT assets at home or in a small business.

Gain an understanding of basic cyber security principles that you can apply at home or the office

This course is aimed at novices and will give you an introduction into cyber security awareness. You'll gain a quick understanding of the broad principles and terminology required to secure your IT assets at home or in a small business.

This course is also suitable for professional development to ensure employees have a basic understanding of cyber awareness, so they do not become victims to social engineering practices.

On completion of a short quiz, to ensure you understand the content, you will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Short course
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: BFF7
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology

Start you ICT career in programming, networking or technical support

This course will give you foundation skills in supporting information technology activities in the workplace. Our three campuses offer different groups of electives so you have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you. With further study you may follow a career pathway into areas including CyberSecurity, Programming, Networking or Web Design.

Gain a broad range of ICT skills

This qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of information and communication technologies (ICT) areas, including programming, networking and technical support.

At North Metropolitan TAFE you will have the opportunity to focus on the ICT field of most interest to you with the different electives offered at the three campuses where we deliver this course.

This Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology gives you the foundation skills to begin a career in ICT with further study at North Metropolitan TAFE. You may follow a career pathway into the ICT industry in areas including cyber security, programming, networking or web design.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT50220
State ID: AC20
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

Gain the skills needed to be successful in this in-demand industry

Extend your skills from the Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking). You'll cover managing complex networks, configuring virtual computing environments, applying advanced switching skills, implementing active directories, administering Microsoft 365 systems, Linux operating system and VMware, managing data storage systems and building complex networks.

To infinity and beyond - this course could give you the perfect pathway to a successful career in IT

When you complete the Diploma of Information Technology Networking you will have all the skills needed to be successful in this in-demand industry. You'll extend the knowledge and skills learnt in the ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) by managing complex networks, configuring virtual computing environments, applying advanced switching skills, implementing active directories, administering Microsoft 365 systems, Linux operating system and VMware, managing data storage systems and building complex networks.

All current industry standards are covered and you'll gain real-world experience conducting help-desk support as part of your studies on our dedicated training network. This course also embeds studies in Cisco, Microsoft Server and VMware.

You'll be able to utilise project management techniques and develop advanced soft skills such as communication with clients through team work to produce the end product aligned with business needs. Independent thinking and problem solving skills developed within your Certificate IV course are further enhanced with real life client projects.

Our graduates are confident, job ready and sought after by industry because of the specific skills they have gained at North Metropolitan TAFE. Many have employment by the time they graduate.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Diploma
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC12
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Learn to respond to the challenges of cyber security

Our Cisco accredited program will teach you the fundamentals of networking security and design. You'll cover monitoring system security, managing network and data integrity, along with installing, configuring and testing network security and providing advice to clients.

Beat the hackers at their own game

If you love computers, and you aren't afraid of the challenges being presented by the dark web; this Certificate III course will get you on your way to building a career in the vitally important field of Cyber Security. North Metropolitan TAFE offers you a pathway to gain the practical skills that you need to be part of Australia's cyber defences.

In this nationally recognised Certificate III program you will learn the fundamentals of networking security and design in our Cisco accredited program; system configuration and hardening; and Microsoft server management and protection in a hands-on practical environment.

We also offer further training in this booming field so you can continue to add to your cyber security skills, and as North Metropolitan TAFE is an authorised Cisco Academy, and Microsoft Silver Partner; you will also be in line to achieve valuable Industry Cisco and Microsoft certification.

Certificate III
National ID: ICT30120
State ID: AC11
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate III in Information Technology (Network Administration)

Start your career in the fast growing ICT industry

This course will teach you to configure, secure and test system software for a small home office network or a small to medium business network. At Joondalup we offer you the opportunity to complete a dual qualification to broaden your skills and job opportunities.

Ready to start your career in the fast growing ICT industry?

This course provides you with the skills and knowledge to support information technology activities in the workplace across a range of ICT areas including technical support and network administration.

You will learn how to configure, secure and test system software for a small home office network or small to medium business network.

At our Joondalup campus we also offer you the opportunity to gain a dual qualification during your study. You can complete this qualification and ICT30120 Certificate III in Information Technology [Web Development], talk to staff when you enrol.

Benefits of the dual qualification include:

  • Broadening your employment opportunities within the IT sector
  • Furthering your skills to qualify you for a range of higher level qualifications
  • Only need to enrol in one extra cluster of units to do the combined course
Certificate III
National ID: ICT40120
State ID: AC10
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking)

A great starting point to specialise in Networking

Gain the practical skills to install and configure small to medium size modern networks. Our East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers.

Networking is one of the fastest growing areas in IT

If you have chosen Networking as your area of expertise in the field of IT, then our ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology (Networking) qualification provides you with a great foundation.  

You'll gain the practical skills to install and configure small to medium size modern networks - including exposure to virtual machines, wireless technologies, cloud storage, infrastructure devices, network security, deployment resources to desktops and user support.

East Perth and Joondalup campuses have dedicated Training Networks and are registered as both Cisco Academy and Redhat Academy providers.
Joondalup also offers Microsoft Imagine Academy as part of your studies.

Certificate IV
State ID: AE382
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Skill sets

Introduction to Cyber Security Skill Set

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

The Introduction to Cyber Security skill set covers critical skills and knowledge to get you job ready and give your career a good kickstart.

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 set
National ID: ICT60215
State ID: AVX6
Industry Information Technology, Library and Digital
Half price^

Advanced Diploma of Network Security

Find a secure role in a growth industry

Network security jobs are already in high demand. Gain skills and knowledge in Cloud, WAN Infrastructure and Perimeter-based Security.

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

Network 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 all forms of IT security attacks, network security is vital for individuals and industry alike.

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 Network 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 Network 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.

This priority 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.

New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification should contact the area to ensure they apply for the correct level of study.

Advanced Diploma
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