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0.5 Year


The Advanced Diploma of Network Security led by industry experienced teachers, prepares you for a career as a network security specialist. Develop a comprehensive understanding of critical network security issues and their importance in the business, industrial and social environments of intranet, extranet and internet connectivity. Learn how to carry out network security activities in accordance with industry standards.


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Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
  • Implement secure encryption technologies
  • Plan, configure and test advanced server-based security
  • Design security perimeters for ICT networks
  • Carry out network security activities in accordance with local and international industry standards


Build your experience and get practical skills in:

  • Designing and implementing a security system
  • Planning, configuring and testing advanced server security
  • Planning, configuring and testing advanced internetworking routers and switches


Develop the qualities you need to get ahead in this industry:

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Good understanding of current and emerging technologies
  • Ability to present ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
  • Expertise in setting and managing customer expectations
  • Ability to prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment


The global information technology market is expected to reach $11,866 billion in 2025. The top 10 global IT trends include:

  • Cloud computing
  • Mobile apps
  • Big data analytics
  • Automation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Smart technology
  • Virtual reality
  • Augmented reality
  • Blockchain data
  • Cyber security


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.


English Language Requirements:

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

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

  • Prior knowledge of CISCO routing and switching
  • The ability to work independently and in a team
  • A passion for designing and implementing network architecture and security systems
  • An enjoyment of troubleshooting networks
  • A good understanding of Windows Server
  • A good fundamental understanding of IT networking
  • Good understanding of current and emerging technologies

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


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.

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LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$9,570
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$9,570
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Meadowbank Feb , Jul A$9,570
Ultimo Feb , Jul A$9,570


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


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
  • LinkedIn Learning - an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills


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.

  • Packaging Rules Total number of units = 12
  • 5 core units plus 7 elective units
  • The elective units consist of up to 7 from the elective units listed below
  • Up to 2 from elsewhere in ICT information and communications Technology Training Package at Diploma or Advanced Diploma level
  • Up to 2 from any other Training Package or accredited course at Advanced Diploma level.
  • The elective units chosen must be relevant to the work outcome and meet local industry needs.
  • Core Units
  • ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
  • ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTNWK601 Design and implement a security system
  • ICTNWK602 Plan, configure and test advanced server based security
  • ICTSUS601 Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
  • CPPSEC5007A Assess biometric system
  • CPPSEC5003A Assess security risk management options
  • ICTNWK609 Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors
  • ICTNWK611 Configure call processing network elements for secure VoIP networks
  • ICTNWK608 Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure
  • ICTNWK610 Design and build integrated VoIP networks
  • ICTNWK615 Design and configure desktop virtualisation
  • ICTNWK605 Design and configure secure integrated wireless systems
  • ICTNWK607 Design and implement wireless network security
  • CPPSEC5006A Determine strategy for the implementation of biometric technology
  • ICTNWK613 Develop plans to manage structured troubleshooting process of enterprise networks
  • ICTSUS602 Establish a business case for sustainability and competitive advantage in ICT projects
  • ICTTEN811 Evaluate and apply network security
  • ICTPMG804 Evaluate and use telecommunications management networks
  • CPPSEC3009A Implement security risk management plan
  • ICTNWK606 Implement voice applications over secure wireless networks
  • ICTICT609 Lead the evaluation and implementation of current industry specific technologies
  • ICTPMG802 Manage a telecommunications project
  • ICTSUS805 Manage improvements in ICT sustainability
  • BSBPMG517 Manage project risk
  • ICTNWK616 Manage security, privacy and compliance of cloud service deployment
  • ICTNWK604 Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions
  • ICTNWK612 Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks
  • ICTNWK603 Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions
  • CPPSEC3009A Prepare and present evidence in court
  • CPPSEC5004A Prepare security risk management plan
  • ICTSUS804 Use ICT to improve sustainability outcomes


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


Take your learning to the next level with a TAFE NSW Network Security Study Pathway:


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, 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.