Gain the skills and knowledge needed to combat security risks and keep your workplace digitally safe. Learn to identify and respond to data threats as you advance your IT career into cyber security roles.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Lead and facilitate a team
Protect infrastructure and data
Recognise and respond to threat data
Manage client problems
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Skills in a specialised area of the IT industry
Confidence leading teams and solving client problems
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
A National Police Check as evidenced by a copy of your certificate, and
That you have achieved a Year 12 high school certificate or an equivalent as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or
That you have achieved a [insert appropriate certificate level] as evidenced by a copy of your certificate or transcript or
That you have recent or current work experience in Information Technology as evidenced by a letter of support from your employer or your resume or
That you have completed a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test with scores of 5 in Learning, 5 in Reading, 5 in Writing, 5 in Numeracy, 5 in Oral Communication and 3 in Digital Literacy as evidenced by a copy of your test results
This is designed to ensure your LLN skills match the demands of the course, and to connect you with any personalised study support you may need.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Commitment and drive to manage a heavy course load
Adequate time to complete course work and additional study outside of class hours
Access to a desktop PC, laptop or equivalent computing device and a strong internet connection
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:
Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Other jobs include: Network administrator , Cyber security analyst, Cyber security engineer, Information technology security officer , Incident response centre manager and System administrator
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 20 Units of competency, including 6 core and 14 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
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