The Essential Eight Assessment Course has been designed by the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and is delivered in partnership by TAFEcyber.
During this course you'll learn to:
Understand the intent and application of ACSC’s Essential Eight mitigation strategies
Use ACSC-designed tools
Accurately test the implementation of the Essential Eight security controls
Develop an accurate and actionable assessment report, including defining an action plan to address any weaknesses
You'll leave this course with:
Upon successful completion of the course and exam, you will be awarded the "Certificate of Completion of the Essential Eight Assessment Course"
Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects
Gain the skills required for licensing and certification purposes
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You must be either an Australian citizen or permanent resident. You must also possess either;
A Certificate IV qualification in a technical ICT discipline or greater, as evidenced by a certified copy of your certificate and transcript. And, a minimum of 2 years' experience in a technical ICT role, as evidenced by a letter from your employer.
Four years of experience in a technical ICT role, as evidenced by a letter from your employer.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
Prior to the commencement of the Essential Eight Assessment Course, it is recommended you familiarise yourself with the ACSC’s Essential Eight publications:
In addition, practise and familiarisation with the following technology platforms (and their use as described in the Essential Eight Assessment Process Guide):
Microsoft PowerShell, AppLocker, Group Policy Settings and Active Directory
The ACSC’s Cyber Toolbox (if you are an ACSC Network Partner)
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.
Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.
Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.
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
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LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
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There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
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