DurationFull-time 1 year, Part-time 2 years
Next intakeFebruary, July
Next intakeNot applicable
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.
Students undertaking this certificate will gain practical skills in:
- networking concepts and protocols
- securing a networked PC
- 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.
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.
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
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Program code: C4408
National curriculum code: 22334VIC
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.
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.
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.
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 Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.
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.
JobTrainer is a joint initiative between the Commonwealth and State Government which provides additional funding for free or low-fee (20% of the listed tuition fee) training courses for young people and job seekers. Eligible applicants will be able to access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund.
Visit Free TAFE for priority courses for further information on what this means and whether you may be eligible.
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The tuition fees below will apply if you are not receiving a Free TAFE or JobTrainer fee waiver.
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.
- 2022 government subsidised place (with concession): AU$950* per annum
- 2022 government subsidised place: AU$4,750* per annum
- 2022 full-fee place: AU$11,000* per annum
*Fees shown are indicative only and subject to change given individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.
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- 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
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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, and who have studied previously, will be able to access a government subsidised place in a program. Note that these exemption places are limited at RMIT. Find out how to check your eligibility
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The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2022 is $315.
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