Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Through your studies, you will develop your knowledge and technical expertise as you learn how to protect organisations against computer and network malconduct.  
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
-
Other intakes
-
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Length
36 Weeks
Qualification Code
22334VIC

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

Cyber security is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia’s Information Technology industry, so on finishing our Certificate IV in Cyber Security, your specialist skills will be highly valued.

Just as importantly, you will develop your communication skills too, with subjects that will help you to communicate confidently and effectively in the workplace.


 

  • Computer helpdesk technician
  • Cyber security professional
  • Cyber security intrusions tester
  • Cyber security support officer
  • Information systems security support officer
  • Systems tester
  • PC support
  • Network security support officer
  • Network security trainee
  • Website security

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

DEVELOP A CYBER SECURITY INDUSTRY PROJECT
VU21992
IMPLEMENT NETWORK SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR AN ORGANISATION
VU21991
RECOGNISE THE NEED FOR CYBER SECURITY IN AN ORGANISATION
VU21990
TEST CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES FOR CYBER SECURITY
VU21989
UTILISE BASIC NETWORK CONCEPTS AND PROTOCOLS REQUIRED IN CYBER SECURITY
VU21988
COMMUNICATE INFORMATION
RIICOM301D
WRITE SCRIPT FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
ICTPRG407
CONTRIBUTE TO COPYRIGHT, ETHICS AND PRIVACY IN AN ICT ENVIRONMENT
ICTICT418
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR WHS POLICIES, PROCEDURES AND PROGRAMS TO MEET LEGISLATIVE REQUIREMENTS
BSBWHS401
ANALYSE AND PRESENT RESEARCH INFORMATION
BSBRES401
EXPOSE WEBSITE SECURITY VULNERABILITIES
VU21997
MANAGE THE SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE ORGANISATION
VU21995
PERFORM BASIC CYBER SECURITY DATA ANALYSIS
VU21994
SECURE A NETWORKED PERSONAL COMPUTER
VU21993
AUTOMATE PROCESSES
ICTPRG405
MANAGE NETWORK SECURITY
ICTNWK511
BUILD SECURITY INTO VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS
ICTNWK416
INSTALL AND MANAGE A SERVER
ICTNWK401
3 days per week on campus

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Completion of year 12 or equivalent.

Extra Requirements

  • Pre-training review
  • Language literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Interview

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LML

National course code: 22334VIC

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate IV in Cyber Security
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$1,488$7,439$13,459

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government-subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level, you may be eligible to enrol in a government-subsidised place with an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Pathways from the qualification:

Satisfactory completion of this course can lead to:

Further education pathway/s:  Internal TAFE Pathways:Federation TAFE is currently exploring options for delivery of 22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security. Post the release of the new ICT20 and BSB20 training package, Federation TAFE is reviewing the new ICT50120 qualification and the new Cyber specific units of competency. External TAFE or RTO Pathways:22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security. Entry requirements for the Advanced Diploma state that applicants are best equipped to achieve the course outcomes for 22445VIC if they have successfully completed 22334VIC.

TAFE Programs

 

 Please note that additional essential requirements for admission may apply to entry into these programs:

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Centre for Science, Technology

Course coordinator

Nicholas Andison