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22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

National ID: 22445VIC | State ID: BCZ09

Join the ranks of cyber professionals, get ready for a ‘job of the future’

Malicious cyber activity is growing worldwide, driving a dramatic increase in demand for cyber security solutions. Over the next decade the Australian cyber security industry is forecast to almost triple in size. This growth translates into an additional 11,000 jobs.

Be the one of the first in WA to study a para professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to specialisation as a cyber security expert. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills that will equip them to provide a comprehensive set of technical services beyond networking such as:  - performing a security risk assessment for an organisation  - implementing best practice for identity management  - evaluating an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards, laws and codes of practice  - evaluating and implementing security protection devices and software  - managing a cyber security environment  - assessing and securing cloud services  - performing digital forensic investigations on workstations and mobile devices.


Specialist facilities at Murdoch campus

Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) is now officially open. This new facility provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.

The Murdoch campus is centrally located to the Murdoch health and knowledge precinct, making it the ideal location for cyber security training. South Metropolitan TAFE has networks with industry associations such as the Australian Computer Society, Australian Information Security Association and Health Informatics Society of Australia, ensuring our students have access to industry expertise and networking opportunities.


Specialist job outcomes for those in industry or with similar qualifications

This qualification is a progression pathway for students who have studied the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC) or is an ideal advanced qualification for those who have had two year's cyber security industry experience. For those who have CISCO certification, or have studied at Diploma level in Networking, Computer Systems Engineering, or Electronics and Communications, or who have studied a Computer Science bachelor degree or higher qualification, the Advanced Diploma can broaden your skills and expertise for the growing job market in cyber security. Make a course enquiry at the end of this page to start a discussion with us as to how your work experience or past studies may assist your entrance into this cyber security qualification.


Delivery location plans for Semester 1, 2020:

Good news! This course will also be available in Semester 1, 2020 at our Murdoch campus! You can apply now - be sure to add Murdoch campus in your online application.

Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III
Job opportunities

Graduates of the course will be able to seek employment as cyber security para professionals in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies seeking to improve their cyber security or, work independently as freelance cyber security consultants


For information about jobs and pathways, please see http://joboutlook.gov.au/


SM TAFE actively promotes the employment availability of course graduates to key industry partners and organisations. We also seek expressions of interest from organisations for the placement of our students into work experience. We endeavour to assist students into a career pathway, but please be aware that neither employment nor work experience placement is guaranteed by us.


Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 2

Murdoch Campus - Full Time-Classroom


Fees and charges


Duration 2 semesters
When Semester 2
Where Murdoch Campus
How Full Time
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This course uses TAFE Admissions. Apply by 6 December to study in Semester 1. 

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please see the instructions against your preferred delivery location and study mode in the section immediately above this form. 

Page last updated September 03, 2019