Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security


Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)


93 Weeks

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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.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $41,800 per year.

Course Overview

Cyber security is an emerging sector in Australia that is expected to generate jobs in the Australian economy.

This course is perfect for individuals who are looking to gain highly sought after specialist skills in cyber security.

In this course, students will learn about:

  • Performing security risk assessments for an organisation
  • Cyber security standards, law and compliance
  • Intrusion analysis and penetration testing
  • Security engineering
  • Implementing best practices for identity management and network security

At Intech Institute, we offer a range of study options to suit different types of students and their needs.

  1. Full-Time on-campus study (Domestic and International Students)
  2. Blended Delivery (Face-to-Face and Online)
  3. RPL Existing Skills (Must have current industry experience – minimum 3 years in the Cyber Security sector)
Entry requirements

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

What you'll learn
Qualification Structure and Rules

To be awarded the 22445 VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, the following twenty (20) 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

Teaching and assessment

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 is a process of having your 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 a Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security!

Candidates can demonstrate their skills through a combination of:

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

*To apply for an RPL to the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, you must have actively worked or are currently working in the cyber security sector for a minimum of 3 years. 

Apply for RPL or Credit Transfer today!

Career Pathways
Potential career pathways:
  • Cyber security operations analyst
  • Network security administrator
  • Cyber security systems coordinator
  • Cyber security operations administrator
  • Cyber network services administrator
Fees and funding

Domestic Students (Full-Time)

$20,000 (includes training and assessment resources)

International Students

$20,000 (includes 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

How to apply

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.

Professional accreditation and recognition

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

Additional information

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.

What Kind Of Student Are You?

You're a local student if you are:
  • a citizen of Australia or New Zealand or
  • an Australian permanent resident
You're an international student if you are:
  • intending to study on a student visa, or
  • an Australian permanent resident
  • not an Australian permanent resident or
  • a temporary resident of Australia
You're a working professional if you are:
  • currently working in Australia or Internationally
  • able to provide sufficient work evidence to obtain a qualification
  • willing to expand your future job prospects

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