International Course Info

Course code:


Course fee:

A$64,320 - A$66,960


3 Years


With our reliance on technology progressing and cyber security threats becoming an increasing challenge for both individuals and organisations, the demand for qualified network security specialists is growing.

In the Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber and Network Security) you will acquire the technical skills needed to work as a cyber-security specialist in the fast-growing and dynamic IT industry.

You’ll gain a solid foundation in network design, administration and security. You'll focus on critical analysis and problem solving skills to analyse security risks and apply appropriate mechanisms and policies to secure networks.

Learn to protect data and information, develop solutions for the control and protection against cybercrime and use innovative technologies to manage cyber security threats.

To enhance your learning experience and industry engagement TAFE NSW students can become members of ACS (Australian Computer Society) for an annual fee of $72.00. For further information please visit:

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

  • Monitor and evaluate computer networks, applications and data systems for vulnerabilities
  • Develop solutions for the management and protection against the threat of cybercrime
  • Install and configure security devices and tools to protect the security of data and information
  • Perform penetration testing to identify system and network vulnerabilities
  • Set up, test, configure and deploy physical networking equipment, network simulators, and virtual machines
  • Apply coding languages for software defined and programmable network automation
  • Undertake forensic analysis and reporting on cyber and network security breaches and incidents
  • Administer cloud computing platforms such as AWS and Azure

Course Outcomes:
Develop professional skills for your career:

  • Graduate with a bachelor's degree
  • The skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry as a network security specialist in a fast-growing and dynamic industry
  • The ability to sit for recognised industry certifications such as Cisco, CCNA and CCNP
  • An extensive range of established industry contacts and a strong network of peers


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • A pass in Year 12 Mathematics or equivalent

English Language Requirements:

  • Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or equivalent

Additional Requirement:

  • Questionnaire, Statement of Purpose (300-400 Words), and Interview conducted online using MS Teams - Download Document


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Liverpool Jul A$64,320
Meadowbank Jul A$64,320
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Liverpool Feb , Jul A$66,960
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$66,960


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Completion of this course requires you to successfully complete 24 subjects made up of 21 core and 3 elective subjects. 1 elective subject from Level 200 and 2 elective subjects from Level 300.
  • Year 1- Core
  • ITICT108A - Introduction to Cyber Security
  • ITICT103A - Internetworking 1
  • ITICT102A - Introduction to Programming
  • ITPRD102A - Communication for the IT Professional
  • ITICT107A - Introduction to Databases
  • ITICT104A - Internetworking 2
  • ITICT109A - Virtualisation
  • ITPRD103AP - Professional Issues in IT
  • Year 2 - Core
  • ITNET204A - Introduction to Cryptography
  • ITICT208A - Advanced Internetworking
  • ITNET203A - Network Security
  • ITPRD206A - Critical Thinking for the IT Professional
  • ITNET205A - Network Automation
  • ITNET206A - Cloud Computing Foundations
  • ITPRD205A - Project Management
  • Year 3 - Core
  • ITNET310A - Software Defined & Programmable Networks
  • ITNET314A - Advanced Network Security
  • ITNET311A - Major Group Project
  • ITICT302A - Secure Programming
  • ITNET313A - Cloud Computing
  • ITNET312A - Major Individual Project
  • Year 2 Electives - Level 200
  • ITICT202A - Wireless Networks
  • ITICT209A - Machine Learning Foundations
  • ITICT210A - Data Structures & Algorithms (Python)
  • ITDAT202A - Data Infrastructure Engineering
  • ITNET202A - Enterprise Security
  • Year 3 Electives - Level 300
  • ITICT304A - Machine Learning Algorithms Foundations
  • ITDAT304A - Emerging Trends in Data Technology Foundations
  • ITNET309A - Computer & Network Forensics
  • ITNET301A - Mobile Computing and Security
  • ITDAT303A - Data and Network Security Foundations


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Upon successful completion of the Higher Education qualification Diploma of Information Technology:

  • Graduates will receive 1 Year credit towards the Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber & Network Security)
  • These credits will reduce the Bachelor of Information Technology (Cyber & Network Security) to a 2 Year duration.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together leading to a TAFE NSW Bachelor Degree, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.