Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Certificate IV in Cyber Security - 22603VIC

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
Next intake:
February
Location:
Melbourne City
Entry score:

Not applicable

Fees:

Not applicable

Overview

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

As a student of this certificate, 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 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.

Details

Learning and teaching

You will be 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. You will further develop skills and knowledge through access to industry events, guest speakers and facilitators’ guidance and feedback.

Assessment methods

Assessment in this certificate consists of a range of methods including projects, assignments, teamwork, role-plays and knowledge tests.  

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.

As a student in this certificate, you will learn to solve problems and become connected to the cybersecurity industry through opportunities to visit industry conferences and hear from guest speakers.

You 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.

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.

As a full time student in this certificate you can expect to undertake 20 hours of structured learning per week, plus additional study time. 

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is made up of 8 core subjects and 8 electives across two semesters of full-time study.

In your first semester you will develop fundamental skills in network and cyber security concepts and procedures. You will also explore cyber security legislation, privacy and ethical practices within security infrastructure, and introductory scripting.  

In your second semester you will tackle more complex challenges. You will learn to analyse and present research information, design and implement security perimeters, expose website security vulnerabilities, configure cloud services, and carry out a semester-long cyber security industry project.

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: C4424
National curriculum code: 22603VIC

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Certificate IV in Cyber Security
City Campus
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
C4424
Location
City Campus
Duration
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Plan code
C4424
CRICOS

VTAC code

If you are eligible* to apply via The Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC), copy and paste the below code into VTAC CourseSearch.

  • Plan C4424 - 3200372084

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

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

As a graduate of the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, you 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 entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

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

There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program. Applicants must meet the minimum University Entry requirements for this program.

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

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

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

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.

You must meet the entry requirements to gain access to this course. Please contact Study@RMIT to discuss your options.

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.

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$1,100* per annum
  • 2023 government subsidised place: AU$5,500* 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

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$326 maximum fee for 2023.
  • 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.