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Certificate IV in Cyber Security

  • National Course Code: 22334VIC
  • TAFE NSW code: 22334VIC-01V01-19MBK-273

Location – Meadowbank College (Full Time Evening)

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

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Hours Per Week



1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level qualification that will provide graduates with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that enables them to:
- monitor the risk of cyber security attacks
- implement appropriate software
- use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
- protect an organisation from insider security breaches
- develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.

Graduates of the course will be able to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, although participants would be best equipped to achieve the course outcomes if they have the learning, reading, writing and literacy, and numeracy competencies to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). See

Applicants who have a lower level of language, literacy and numeracy skills may require additional support to successfully complete the course.
Students are expected to have completed Certificate III in information, Digital Media and Technology (Networking stream) or have equivalent knowledge and skills
You can expect to do an additional 4 hours/week of self-directed study (written, research and/or workplace learning activity)

You will need to attend approximately 4 sessions of 4 hours of class a week, delivered over 3-4 days per week for 1 year. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Monday to Thursday 6:00pm to 10:00pm or Saturday 9:00- 1pm; 1:30pm to 5:30pm; usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturday.

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You will need to attend approximately 4 sessions of 4 hours of class a week over 3-4 days per week for 1 year. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: , Monday to Thursday 6:00pm to 10:00pm or Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience your fee may decrease from the maximum shown.
Payment by instalment may also be available. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

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Incidental Cost
  • Student Association - $20.00

Enrolments will open from 14 October 2019 for our February 2020 intake.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

*Our customer service team are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm AEST.

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If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project
RIICOM301D Communicate Information
Elective Units
Number Title
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer
VU21994 Perform basic cyber security data analysis
VU21995 Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation
VU21996 Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
VU21997 Expose website security vulnerabilities

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.
Cyber Security Technician

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Course Location

Meadowbank Campus
See Street, Meadowbank
Phone 131 601

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