CYBER
SECURITY

Course Overview

CRICOS Course Code: 112431A

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

Entry Requirements

There are no training package entry requirements associated with this qualification; however, the following local entry requirements apply.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of Australian Year 10, or equivalent
  • Applicants must have basic knowledge of computer applications
  • Evidence of English language proficiency must be evidenced by providing any of the following:
  • an IELTS examination result of 6.0 (overall score) or higher completed within the two years preceding the date of application
  • a Pearson Academic overall score of result of 46 or higher
  • Successful completion of a General English course from an approved ELICOS provider at Advanced Level or higher (CEFR = C1)

Note: Applicants unable to provide any of the above evidence of English proficiency must undertake and successfully complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment and achieve an ACSF Level 3.

An IELTS score of 6.0 is equivalent to an ACSF exit level 3. This indicates that a person at this level should meet all the language requirements associated with level 3 ACSF and demonstrate some ability towards level 4 skills

COURSE UNITS

Core Units
ICT Essentials

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

BSBXCS402

Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

BSBCRT512

Originate and develop concepts

ICTSAS527

Manage client problems

ICTICT517

Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

ICTICT532

Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments

BSBXTW401

Lead and facilitate a team

Elective Units
Network Security

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

ICTCYS405

Develop cyber security incident response plans

ICTCYS406

Respond to cyber security incidents

ICTNWK537

Implement secure encryption technologies

ICTNWK538

Install and maintain valid authentication processes

ICTNWK540

Design, build and test network servers

Analyse and Design Cyber Security

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

ICTCYS402

Identify and confirm cyber security incidents

ICTCYS407

Gather, analyse and interpret threat data

ICTNWK546

Manage network security

ICTCYS613

Utilise design methodologies for security architecture

ICTCYS404

Run vulnerability test assessments for an organisation

Lead and Manage ICT Infrastructure

UNIT CODE

UNIT NAME

ICTPMG505

Manage ICT projects

ICTCYS610

Protect critical infrastructure for organisations

ICTSAS524

Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan

ICTSAS526

Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

CAREER
OPPORTUNITIES

When this course is successfully completed students can apply for jobs within the Information Technology industry:

> Network Technician
> Cyber Security Analyst
> Junior Security Analyst
> Security Administrator
DIPLOMA OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

OTHER SPECIALISATIONS

20 UNITS
104 WEEKS

20 UNITS
104 WEEKS

20 UNITS
104 WEEKS

20 UNITS
104 WEEKS

Course Duration and Delivery

The course program is scheduled to be delivered over a 104-week timeframe of full-time study consisting of 80 weeks of scheduled class time plus 24 weeks of breaks.

  • Classes are scheduled at 20 hours per week (15 hours face-to-face + 5 hours online learning).
  • The course is divided into 8 terms.
  • Holiday periods are 3 weeks in duration for every term-break throughout the year.

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