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Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security

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Overview About this course

Build on your cyber security knowledge and confidence to work in this fast-paced and evolving industry. Grow your understanding of cyber security, learn the latest network security testing methods and implement strategies to protect data and systems.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Identify and test system vulnerabilities

  • Implement cyber protection methods

  • Demonstrate ethical hacking principles

  • Identify common threats and mitigation strategies

  • Problem solve foundational cyber security challenges

  • Implement network security testing methodologies, tools and commands

Course Outcomes

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

  • A nationally recognised Statement of Attainment

  • Credit towards the Certificate IV in Cyber Security

  • Experience running network security testing methodologies

  • The knowledge to identify security vulnerabilities in systems

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

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

  • A basic understanding of networking tools and commands

  • A solid foundation in computer skills

  • Problem solving and critical skills

  • Critical analysis skills

  • Prior experience working in the IT industry (networking or cyber security) or are currently working in the IT industry

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

Note:

  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This 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:

ICT Support Technicians

ICT Support Technicians provide support for the deployment and maintenance of computer infrastructure and web technology and the diagnosis and resolution of technical problems.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    87%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    26,600 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    38 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $1,490

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    41 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    High

  • Gender share

    21% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: computer helpdesk technician, cyber security intrusion tester and cyber security support officer with the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Statement of Attainment in 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

Units
  • Test concepts and procedures for cyber security VU21989

  • Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation VU21990

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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