Become a highly sought-after cyber security analyst or engineer in an in-demand, growth sector. Train using innovative technologies in a virtual environment, as you learn to identify and manage cyber security threats and protect organisations from threats and harm.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Monitor the risk of cyberattacks
Identify and use the right tools to defend against breaches
Detect attacks in the network and system security
Develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities
Protect an organisation from insider security attacks
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Work experience where you will monitor events in the Cyber Security Operations Centre and perform penetration testing
Workplace simulation with your class and other students acting as network security analysts, where you will detect, analyse and respond to security breaches
Experience with cloud-based virtual labs using full operating systems, software-based IPS/IDS systems, software-based firewalls, as well as SIEM software for an authentic learning experience
Foundation for further study in pentration testing
Understanding of cyber security incident response plans
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
To be eligible for the fast-tracked 6-month and on-campus course, you must provide evidence that you have completed the Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Networking stream), or an equivalent course. (Fast-tracked option not available for TAFE Digital).
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During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A National Police Check
A signed ethical conduct agreement that outlines your responsibilities to work within legal and ethical boundaries
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A basic understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems
A basic understanding of networking protocols, configuration of routers and switches including related protocols, command line configuration and IP addressing
Intermediate literacy and numeracy skills
A commitment to adhering to the legal framework surrounding cyber security including the Cybercrime Act 2001, the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), and the Cybercrime Act (Cth) which criminalises computer and internet related activities such as hacking, spreading viruses and website vandalism
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:
Other ICT Support Technicians includes jobs like Applications Packager, Computer Systems Technician, and Telecommunications Computer Systems Technician.
Other jobs include: Computer helpdesk technician, Cyber security intrusion tester, Cyber security support officer, Security penetration tester, Information systems technician, Security support officer, Systems tester, PC support, Network security support officer, Network security trainee and Website security support officer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate IV in Cyber Security does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate IV in 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 Certificate IV in Cyber Security qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 10 core and 6 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.
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