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Certificate IV in Cyber Security

  • National Course Code: 22334VIC
  • TAFE NSW code: 22334VIC-01V01-19ULT-222

Location – Ultimo College, Main Campus

Study Type

Full Time

Course Start Date

22 Jul 2019

Hours Per Week



36 Weeks

  • 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.

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.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit



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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Find out more about recognition:

Number Title
VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project
VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
RIICOM301D Communicate Information
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
VU21996 Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
VU21997 Expose website security vulnerabilities
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
VU21995 Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation
VU21994 Perform basic cyber security data analysis
VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
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.
You can expect to do an additional 4 hours/week of self-directed study (written, research and/or workplace learning activity)


A compulsory information session will be held on Tuesday 25 June 2019 at 6:00pm at Ultimo TAFE, Main Campus, 651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo, Building G, Level 1, Room G1.18.

This process will include course information, interview/discussion, and a short written assessment to ensure that this is the right course for you. Please bring a pen and a notebook, and details of any previous work and study history.
? Have a National Police Certificate (Criminal History Check)
? Sign an ethical conduct agreement Information sessions.

Students are expected to have completed Certificate III in information, Digital Media and Technology (Networking stream) or have equivalent knowledge and skills.

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You will need to attend approximately 16 hours of class a week over 2 days per week. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look is: Classes will run 2 evenings at 5:30pm-9:30pm and Saturdays from 9:15am-6:00pm.

Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit to request a USI.

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Cyber Security Technician

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Course Location

Ultimo College, Main Campus
651-731 Harris Street, Ultimo
Phone 131 601

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