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The Federal Government is providing support for people to retrain or upskill during COVID-19. If you are a domestic student, you may be eligible to complete this course at a discounted rate in 2021. You must complete the course by December 2021 to be eligible for the discounted tuition fee.

Duration: One semester full time, or two semesters part time.

To be eligible for admission, you must have completed either:

  • the NSW HSC or equivalent
  • a Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • a certificate IV qualification (or higher) in any field.

If you do not meet the above entry requirements, you can apply under special admission provisions (including mature age and disadvantage). You will be required to submit documentation to support your application for special admission.

Discounted Short Course: In 2021 domestic students will pay a tuition fee of $1,500 for the full course. Students must complete the course by December 2021 to be eligible for the discounted short course fee. Domestic students who enrol in the discounted short course may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) which means that you can take out a HECS loan to pay the tuition fee for the discounted short course.

There may be additional costs to purchase resources required for individual subjects. The course coordinator can advise you of any additional course fees.

* Note that tuition fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Check current fee information in the Fee Schedule on the Fees and Payments page.

If you have extensive, current and relevant workplace experience or you have recently completed studies in a related field, you may be eligible for exemption from some subjects in the Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security.

Speak with your course coordinator to see if you’re eligible.

You are required to attend class until you are advised that your application for recognition of prior learning (RPL) has been successful.

Note: Your application for RPL will assess your prior learning against the outcomes of this course. RPL is only granted against full subjects. Partial RPL will not be granted.

Students who complete the Undergraduate Certificate in Network Security and choose to continue their studies in the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security), will receive credit for the four subjects completed.

Study pattern

Full time students enrol in four subjects, worth 40 credit points, for one semester. Part time students will typically enrol in two subjects, worth 20 credit points, completing the course over two semesters.

Students will attend classes at TAFE NSW Meadowbank for approximately four hours per week, per subject, with some content delivered online.

It is recommended that students also undertake at least five hours per week, of additional private study per subject, to maximise their understanding of course content.


A range of assessment methods are used across subjects in this course, with most subjects requiring the completion of three to four assessment tasks, and assessments designed to be practical and relevant to current IT industry contexts.


You can view the course structure and an overview of study requirements for each subject by downloading the Course Information Brochure.

While every effort has been made to ensure the above information is accurate and up to date, you are advised to contact the course coordinator for specific and up to date information about tuition fees and academic requirements of the course.

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