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Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security

Course Code: 900-81372


The Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security provides you with in-demand and highly sought-after skills valued among computer helpdesk technicians, cyber security support officers and information systems personnel. Support your organisation against threats and cyber risks in this growing industry.

This is a fully government subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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

  • Engage in ethical hacking principles
  • Test and monitor networks and cyber threats
  • Test system vulnerability
  • Address Internet of Things (IoT) security issues
  • Problem solve foundational cyber security challenges


Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Effective technical communication
  • Problem-solving skills and a solution based approach


Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
  • A strong pathway towards further study in cyber security
  • Credit toward a full qualification


Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV Cyber security
  • Diploma of Information Technology

Career opportunities:

Graduates who complete a full qualification go on to roles including:

  • Computer helpdesk technician
  • Cyber security intrusion tester
  • Cyber security support officer
  • Information systems personnel


This course is currently available at 1 campus location across NSW and online. Enquire now for other locations.

Course details

People who are successful in the cyber security industry have:

  • Analytical skills
  • The ability to communicate effectively
  • Problem solving skills with a solution focused approach

Assessments give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learned and to identify the knowledge or skills that may need further development.

In both units of this Statement of Attainment you will undertake:

  • Project and practical assessments
  • Begin your study with a Certificate III in Information Digital Media Technology (Networking) and gain the foundational skills and knowledge to administer networks and support websites
  • Add value to your Information Technology skills and experience with the Statement of Attainment in Cyber Security and gain credit transfer for 2 units in the Certificate IV Cyber Security
  • Expand your core capabilities and develop a broad knowledge base with a Certificate IV in Cyber Security, and learn the specialist skills needed to become a highly sought-after cyber security analyst or engineer
  • Advance your existing skills and knowledge with the Diploma of Information Technology, and learn general IT and project management skills. Go on to work as a highly skilled computer or network technician in a high demand industry.

You will gain hands-on experience in:

  • Being part of a team and collaborating
  • Using different technologies to form diverse teams and achieving project goals

At TAFE NSW, we want you to walk into the cyber security industry with confidence. We understand the importance of practicing your skills in authentic workplace scenarios. Real world examples covered in this short course are delivered using a virtual lab environment, using full operating systems, software-based IPS/IDS systems, software-based firewalls and SIEM software.

Be supported

Here at TAFE NSW we support your education, but we also support you. We want you to have the best experience possible, so well help you with anything you need, whether it is a friendly career counsellor or an online tutor. Reach out, were here to help.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • 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
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

Australias dependence on technology and the internet means that the continued protection of our systems is vital. According to the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) Annual Cyber Threat Report, our dependence on consumer IoT devices such as home assistants, TVs and home security systems have the potential to be revolutionary, but they will create more vulnerabilities in our networks. This will require new ways of thinking about security and protection.

Other ongoing issues in cyber security include an increase in ransomware, phishing and spear phishing, and cloud computing vulnerabilities, which will translate to further demand for specialists in these areas.

Every industry that operates in an online or digitised environment is vulnerable in some way to cyber security attacks, which is why protection from digital threats is becoming a focus for businesses of all sizes.

From ecommerce online stores, banking and even publicly owned industries like transport need a skilled workforce to prevent cyber security attacks and keep consumers and their data safe.

  • Short Course
  • Online
  • Study Online

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TAFE Digital: Self paced, Online

  • Full Fee: $540.00
  • Start Date: Anytime
  • Duration: 12 weeks

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