Become the next generation cyber expert!
Delve into the world of cyber security and become a trusted professional in a fast-growing industry. In a world where cyber attacks are constantly on the rise, there has never been a better time to gain in-demand skills that can set you up for a lucrative career in cyber security.
Gain skills in:
- cyber security concepts
- authentication and encryption
- network scripting
- professional ethics
- security data analysis
A capstone project applies in the last term to consolidate the skills gained and applied to an industry scenario. This course leads to a job of the future with STEM skills highly prized in the protection of data.
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.
Online course in Semester 2
Look out for our online course starting 16 August! See the online study option below.
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Attendance in class
This course is equivalent to 3 days per week across two semesters.
As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 6 hours 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 and exercise book).
All students will need to supply 1 Terabyte (1 TB) USB 3.0 external drive for storing software images and virtual machine files that are too large for storing on cloud storage.
In addition, the following uniform is required to be worn at all classes:
- Normal business/computing office attire applies.
This course is offered part-time online. Students completing the online study option will enrol into prescribed units based on a sequence of study each semester. Each week there is a virtual class where you will interact with your lecturer and class to complete activities.
The nature of online study can involve a significant investment of time and the ability to be a focused, self-motivated learner. You should consider your personal circumstances and past study history before committing to study online. Find out more in our online study info pack below.
Software and equipment
- PC with Windows 10 or Mac OS (minimum 8GB of RAM 16GB recommended)
- 256GB hard drive (free space)
- Office 365 installed (subscription provided as part of enrolment)
- An OHS compliant space free of distractions, reserved for study
- Internet connection
- Headphones and microphone (headset preferred)
- Webcam optional
- Information Systems Security Officer | Cyber Security Intrusion Tester
- Network Security Support Officer
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.
To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.
Study options and next steps
Click on your preferred study mode below to get started with your application.