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22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security

National ID: 22334VIC State ID: BCY61
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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. 

A capstone project in the last term of study consolidates skills gained and is 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 and creative media. We provide pathways from foundation studies to advanced diploma with specialist training in cyber security, systems and programming.

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  • cyber security concepts
  • authentication and encryption
  • network scripting
  • professional ethics 
  • security data analysis

 

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • good team work skills and the ability to work independently 
  • respect for other people and their role within the work team
  • good problem solving skills and ability to analyse information
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • an eye for detail
Free in 2023

This course is FREE from 1 January 2023. The course fees are 100 per cent subsidised by the WA State Government for WA residents.

Some eligibility conditions apply for the free training, and other fees may apply for some courses. Please see the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 3 days per week across two semesters.

At-home study

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.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

Work placement

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

   
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.

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Semester 1, 2023

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Semester 2, 2022

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