Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Location

Brisbane (QLD), Sydney (NSW)

Length

75 Weeks

Cricos Code

102496M

Course Code

22334VIC

This qualification will equip individuals with highly specialised and technical skills in the cyber security sector. Students will implement a network security infrastructure and learn testing concepts, procedures and protocols to manage network breaches and vulnerabilities.

In Australia, students successfully graduating from this qualification may receive a median salary of approx. $48,800 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 suitable for individuals who wish to develop highly specialised skills in cyber security.

In this course, students will learn about:

  • Identifying and managing cyber security threats
  • Monitoring and detecting risks of cyberattacks in a network and system security framework
  • Software and tools to defend against security breaches
  • Developing systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and protect an organisation from insider security attacks
STUDY OPTIONS:

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.

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 22334 VIC – Certificate IV in Cyber Security, the following sixteen (16) units of competency must be achieved.

TEN (10) CORE UNITS:

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
RIICOM301D Communicate information
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project

PLUS SIX (6) ELECTIVE UNITS:

VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer
VU21997 Expose website security vulnerabilities
ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
ICTNWK511 Manage network security
ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway

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
RPL

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 Certificate IV in 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 Certificate IV in 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 engineer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security technician
  • ICT security consultant
  • Website penetration tester
  • Security support officer
  • System tester
Fees and funding

Domestic Students (Full-Time)

$12,000

QLD domestic students may be eligible for government-subsidised training. See Higher Level Skills Program.

International Students

$12,000 (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 Certificate IV in Cyber Security. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Check www.training.gov.au.

Additional information

Further Progression:

Students can progress onto the next level of qualification within the college.
We offer the following qualifications:

  • Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security
  • or other relevant qualifications

Credits may also include units of competency contained within relevant skill sets and statements of attainment.

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

If you're unsure please contact us at admissions@intech.edu.au