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Statement of Attainment in Digital Security Basics

  • TAFE NSW code: 901-00011V01-20OTE-001

Location – TAFE Digital

Study Type


Course Start Date


Study Commitment

6 Hours per week


12 Weeks

  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • Fully Subsidised Course

Course Details

This course provides skills and knowledge in the fundamentals of digital security in a personal and organisational context including recognising digital security threats, risks and vulnerabilities.
You will also gain an overview of security for personal computers on a network, internet of things (IOT) devices, plus an introduction to computer networking virtualisation and base level Linux commands.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this course. However it is recommended that individuals have skills in IT such as setting up and configuring operating systems, networking fundamentals and installing software prior to undertaking this skillset.

To successfully complete this course, TAFE Digital recommends that you have access to a computer and reliable Internet access. It is highly recommended that the participants have skills and experience in operating systems, network fundamentals, and installing & configuring software before enrolling in this SOA. Also, participants are required to have access to a PC with a minimum of 16GB of RAM.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course


This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 6 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 12 weeks.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

In addition to the estimated study commitment specified, you should be prepared to commit further time, where necessary, for reading, self-directed study and completion of assessments to ensure you have satisfied all aspects of the course requirements.s.


This course is designed for people who:

  • already have skills and experience in operating systems, network fundamentals, and installing & configuring software

  • want to upskill current knowledge and skills or,

  • are seeking to retrain or,

  • want a career change or,

  • are looking for a pathway to further education.

Through work, study and life experience, ideally you will have good time management and good organisations skills to be able to take responsibility for following and managing your study schedule.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • access to Studiosity and online tutorials and webinars, as well as LinkedIn learning tutorials

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.


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

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


This course is fully government-subsidised for eligible students, meaning you will not have to pay any course fees. It is part of a program to help people develop the skills they need to get a job, undertake entry level qualifications or transition to a new job. Note, a maximum of two (2) fully government subsidised enrolments per person.

If you are not eligible for subsidised training, you can still choose to enrol in the course but will need to pay the full (non-subsidised) fee.


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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.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Core Units
Number Title
VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer
VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation

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

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Phone 131 601

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