Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Certificate IV in Cyber Security - 22334VIC

VOCATIONAL

Learn how to protect organisations from data breaches and mitigate cyber security threats.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 1 year
Part-time 2 years
Fees:

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Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Not applicable
Fees:

Not applicable

Next intake:
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Location:
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Overview

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security provides in-depth learning into protecting organisations from data breaches.

As a student of this qualification, you will learn to use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats, and how to minimise network vulnerabilities to meet the growing needs of industry.

Through your studies in this certificate, you will develop knowledge and skills in the cyber security industry, and learn to:

  • monitor the risk of cyber security attacks
  • implement appropriate defenses
  • use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • protect organisations from insider security breaches
  • develop systems to minimuse network vulnerabilities.

*This is a Free TAFE priority course. Check your eligibility.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Please note: this certificate is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa. If you are holding a temporary visa (other than a student visa) and your visa has a full study entitlement, you may be eligible to apply. For more information, see the international students with other temporary (non-student) visas.

Details

Students undertaking this certificate will gain practical skills in:

  • networking concepts and protocols
  • securing a networked PC
  • scripting
  • implementing and managing network security
  • penetration testing
  • recognising threats, risks and vulnerabilities to cyber security in an organisation.

Students are actively involved in the learning process and the application of the learning content in the classroom, tutorials and labs. Learning activities include presentations, group discussions, portfolio development and working collaboratively on practical activities. Students will further develop skills and knowledge through access to industry events, guest speakers and facilitators’ guidance and feedback.

 

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

Students will learn to solve problems and become connected to the cybersecurity industry through opportunities to visit industry conferences and hear from guest speakers.

Students will be given an opportunity to complete a variety of Work Integrated Learning (WIL) simulated workplace activities throughout the curriculum in the networking and cyber security operations labs, using industry-standard equipment.

Full-time students can expect to undertake 20 hours of structured learning per week.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this certificate and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

To successfully complete the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, students must complete 16 subjects.

Students must complete all 10 of the following core subjects:

  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
  • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
  • ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
  • VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
  • VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
  • VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
  • VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
  • VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project

Students must also choose 6 elective subjects, from:

  • VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer
  • VU21994 Perform basic cyber security data analysis
  • VU21995 Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation
  • VU21996 Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
  • VU21997 Expose website security vulnerabilities
  • ICTNWK401 Install and manage a server
  • ICTNWK416 Build security into virtual private networks
  • ICTNWK502 Implement secure encryption technologies
  • ICTNWK503 Install and maintain valid authentication processes
  • ICTNWK509 Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
  • ICTNWK511 Manage network security
  • ICTNWK531 Configure an internet gateway
  • ICTPRG405 Automate processes
  • ICTSAS409 Manage risks involving ICT systems and technology
  • ICTSAS418 Monitor and administer security of an ICT system
  • ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Certificate IV in Cyber Security
Program code: C4408
National curriculum code: 22334VIC

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Cyber Security
City Campus
1 Year
C4408
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 Year
Plan code
C4408
CRICOS

VTAC Code

If you are eligible to apply via VTAC, copy and paste the below code into VTAC search.

  • Plan C4408 - 3200372084

Please ensure that you have checked the admissions requirements and apply page before applying.

Career

​Graduates of the Certificate IV in Cyber Security will be qualified to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial and government organisations.

Job titles may include:

  • Cyber Security Technician
  • Cyber Analyst
  • Penetration Tester
  • Incident Response Officer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Administrator
  • Cyber Security Policy Specialist.

 

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following academic (entry) requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

There are no specific entrance requirements for this training package program but applicants who have literacy and numeracy skills that are equivalent to Level 2 of the Australian Core Skill Framework (ACSF) are best equipped to achieve the outcomes of this program.

As part of the RMIT enrolment process you will be required to sit a literacy and numeracy assessment to help structure a learning program suitable for your specific needs.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 50% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) (check calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post-secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

You may also be considered if you have work experience in this field.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Upper Intermediate Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Understanding pathways

Undertaking a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma or associate degree can help you meet the entry requirements for your preferred degree. These qualifications often provide credit, reducing the duration of your bachelor degree.

Even though there are no formal pathways into this course, there are often other ways you can gain entry.

Credit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Graduates of C4408 Certificate IV in Cyber Security are guaranteed entry into the following programs:

Fees

Free TAFE for priority courses

The Victorian Government is currently waiving tuition fees for this program for students who meet eligibility requirements for government subsidised places.

Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.

If you have any questions you can contact Study@RMIT.

The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE fee waiver.

2023 fees

The tuition fees you will pay for this program will depend on whether you are offered a Victorian Government subsidised place or a full-fee place. To find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place, follow the steps at How to check if you are eligible.

  • 2023 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$1,050* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$5,250* per annum
  • 2023 full-fee place: AU$12,000* per annum

*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

Fee finder

Use our fee finder to get an estimate of your fees for this program.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment

The student tuition fees as displayed by the fee finder are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Eligibility Exemption criteria

**The Victorian Government is currently waiving three (3) eligibility criteria around prior qualifications. This means that more people who want to study a vocational education program at RMIT, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Find out how to check your eligibility

Payments and refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

You may be entitled to apply for a fee concession or exemption if you are in a Victorian Government subsidised place and you meet the eligibility criteria.

If your application for a fee concession is approved, you will be charged 20% of the standard government subsidised tuition fee for your program. You will also be charged a lower rate on your student services and amenities fee (SSAF).

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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.

If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact Study@RMIT for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.