93 weeks


Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)

This qualification will prepare individuals to become a specialist in the cyber security sector. Students will learn various cyber security responsibilities including managing system security frameworks, penetration testing and implementing secure encryption technologies.

Existing workers currently employed in the industry may be eligible to complete the program through:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however, participants are best equipped to achieve the course outcomes if they have completed:

  • 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security or equivalent or
  • Minimum 2 years cyber security work experience

In addition, participants should have demonstrated capacity in the learning, reading, writing and numeracy competencies to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Domestic Students
English and language, literacy and numeracy skills.

International Students
English Language Proficiency – must demonstrate minimum language skills.

Other criteria is determined by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (i.e. satisfying Visa requirements)

RPL Students
Demonstrate previous and/or current work history. See RPL section for more information.

Skillset and Micro Courses
English and Language, Literacy and Numeracy Skills
Attendance and work placement


To be awarded the, 22445VIC – Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security the following units of competency must be achieved.


BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
VU22240 Communicate cyber security incidents within the organisation
VU22241 Interpret and utilise key security frameworks, policies and procedures for an organisation
VU22242 Assess and secure cloud services
VU22243 Develop software skills for the cyber security practitioner
VU22244 Implement best practices for identity management
VU22245 Plan and implement a cyber security project
VU22246 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law


VU22249 Perform a security risk assessment for an organisation
ICTNWK607 Design and implement wireless network security
ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway
ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTSAS501 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTNWK513 Manage system security
VU22253 Undertake penetration testing of the security infrastructure for an organisation
VU22254 Undertake advanced penetration testing for web site vulnerabilities
VU22257 Configure security devices for an organisation
ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
ICTTEN811 Evaluate and apply network security

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
As a domestic student, you will attend face-to-face classes, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required.

International Students
As an international student, you will attend face-to-face classes, Monday to Friday, on Intech campus. Compulsory 75% attendance is required under student visa conditions. InTech operates on a 10-week term. There are 4 terms per year. All classes are scheduled for 20 hours per week.

RPL Students
Attend classes only if skills gaps identified.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Attend face-to-face classes at InTech campus.

Resources Provided
Students attending full-time classes will receive handouts/learning material relevant to each unit on induction day.

On induction /orientation day, students will receive:

  • Overview of each unit of competency
  • Methods of assessment
  • Student handbook
  • Training plan and schedule
  • Internship details and journal
  • Textbooks and study materials
  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) overview
  • Work placement support

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process of having your knowledge, work experience and skills formally assessed for the purpose of gaining a nationally recognised and accredited qualification. InTech offers you the chance to transfer your skills and experience and turn it into Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security!

The benefits of RPL:

  • Save money – RPL is a much cheaper alternative than full-time study
  • Save time – RPL allows you to achieve the qualification as soon as you can provide the satisfactory skills and experience
  • RPL gives overseas skilled workers the opportunity to transfer their overseas skills and experience into an Australian qualification. This may be used to apply for jobs in Australia or apply for migration.
  • RPL identifies gaps in your skills which can be translated into a training plan to meet the requirements of a specific job role or to achieve the full qualification
  • Apply for further study or accreditation

If you are considering study or further training, think about what existing skills and industry experience you already have as you may be eligible to apply for an RPL.

To successfully achieve an RPL, you must be able to demonstrate your skills towards each unit of competency in the qualification and show work currency to ensure it aligns with current industry standards.

As part of the RPL application process, candidates must provide the following types of evidence:

  • Portfolio of Evidence
    • Prior qualifications (accredited and non-accredited)
    • Employment history (detailed, positions, performance, appraisals)
    • Visual evidence (photos and videos) demonstrating your skillset
    • Work samples and other relevant documents
    • References and testimonials from verifiable sources
    • Journals and publications
  • Practical testing in the workshop or classroom (if necessary)
  • Written/verbal testing (if necessary)

InTech will assist and guide you through the RPL process. We will provide initial feedback on the RPL at no cost to you to determine your success rate and any gaps in your skills.

Find out more about the RPL process and begin the RPL process by filling out an application form here!


  • Cyber security operations analyst
  • Network security administrator
  • Cyber security systems coordinator
  • Cyber security operations administrator
  • Cyber network services administrator

Domestic Students (Full-Time)
$8 000.00

International Students
$20 000.00 (includes PPE, training and assessment resources; excludes OSHC, visa fees, accommodation)

RPL Students
Please contact us for a quote.

Skillset and Micro Courses
Please contact us for a quote.

Payment Plan
If you have difficulty paying the full fee of a course upfront you might be eligible for a payment plan.
This allows you to pay for your course either per semester or in monthly installments.

Fee reduction applies for
Credit Transfer, RPL or Government Funding

Ready to get started?

Fill out an application above or see our How to Apply section for further guidance.

If you require assistance, our dedicated student advisors can help you with any questions you have about the application and enrolment process.

Students are advised to make an appointment to speak to a career counselor for advice on programs, learning pathways and career outcomes.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check

Further Progression:
Students may consider pursuing further studies in other IT-related qualifications.

University Pathway:
This qualification may provide a pathway into university in the program Bachelor of Information Technology.