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.
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
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
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
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A signed TAFE NSW Ethical Conduct Agreement
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Cyber security analyst, Cyber security specialist, Penetration tester, Security architect, Cyber security consultant and Incidence response manager
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security does not have any related courses.
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.
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 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
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.