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Looking to commence into an IT career with a Cyber Security focus?
Successful completion of this qualification will provide you with the opportunity to work in IT roles such as client support officer, ICT operations support, IT technician, PC support and where routine cyber security practices are required.
Gain these skills:
- networking and operating systems installation and management
- foundations of server security
- cyber security awareness and practice
- foundations of cloud computing
- ICT client support
- WHS basics and sustainability
The Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Cyber Security) provides the ideal platform for further specialist IT studies in Security, Networking or Computer Systems Technology.
Full-time attendance is equivalent to three days a week.
Specialist facilities on-campus
Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) 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 Centre for IT Excellence (CITE) provides state of the art, industry relevant training in information technology, creative media and electronics. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.
This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2021 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees (plus resource fee), capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.
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Attendance in class
You will need to attend class approximately 60 days (3 days a week, for 20 weeks).
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete 25% extra of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.
There is no work placement required for this course.
What you need for your first day of class
On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, exercise book, and USB).
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
- Normal business/computing office attire applies.
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
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.
Study options and next steps
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