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Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

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Overview About this course

Dive into the world of cyber security and gain the knowledge and experience to pursue a career in this increasingly important industry. Learn specialist skills for success as a cyber security analyst, IT specialist, penetration tester or security engineer.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment

  • Communicate cyber security incidents

  • Assess and secure cloud services

  • Develop your cyber security software skills

  • Plan and implement a cybersecurity project

  • Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Specialist skills to apply to higher-level roles

  • A pathway to further study in cyber security and systems intelligence

  • Credit toward a full qualification

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • Successful completion of the Certificate IV in Cyber Security as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript OR

  • Two years equivalent full-time relevant work experience as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer or your resume AND

  • A National Police Check

Completion requirements

During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:

  • A signed TAFE NSW Ethical Conduct Agreement

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.

  • This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Cyber security analyst, Cyber security specialist, Penetration tester, Security architect, Cyber security consultant and Incidence response manager

Study pathways

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Previous study 3 Courses

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Further study 0 Courses

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The Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security does not have any post-graduate courses.

Related study 0 Courses

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The Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 9 core and 11 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

    TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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