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Graduate Certificate

Casuarina, Casuarina
The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Cyber Security) complements your other information technology qualifications and allows you to specialise in cyber security in the modern world.
Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with a major in computer science, information technology, information systems, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or a program with substantial quantitative competencies.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who have at least five years appropriate professional experience. Applicants must provide further documentation detailing their professional experience in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application.

Duration
1 year part-time
Study Mode
Online, In person

Graduate Certificate

Nathan
Security of information is critical for organisations in an increasingly connected world. In this degree, you'll develop a thorough understanding of the security needs of organisations and learn how to develop business policies and strategies to manage and mitigate cyber security risks.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Business Cyber Security, an applicant must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)
  • OR have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
Duration
1 year part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$12,000 per year
International Tuition Fees
$17,500 per year
Graduate Satisfaction
87.60%

Graduate Certificate

Reid
This course will provide you with specialist skills in technical network cyber security capabilities, organisational requirements under cybersecurity law, vigilance and adaptability to edge network security solutions and cyber security management concepts and risk management.
Entry Requirements

Applicants must:
- have a relevant higher education qualification
OR
- have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in related fields of study and have at least one year full-time equivalent workplace experience with exposure to networking and cyber security
OR
- have at least two years equivalent full-time relevant workplace experience with exposure to networking and cyber security.

It is recommended that entrants:
- are currently working in a public or private sector agency that undertakes networking and cyber security work
- have relevant industry certifications in networking and cyber security

You may be required have an interview to confirm that prior experience on IT networking and computing operating systems are proficient to ensure successful course completion.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Duration
6 months full-time
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$7,200 total

Masters (Coursework)

Nathan, Gold Coast
As technology continues to evolve the need for organisations to protect and secure digital information is becoming more critical.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Cyber Security, an applicant must:

  • hold any Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)
  • OR hold a relevant Graduate Certificate from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale).

Students admitted with a Bachelor or Bachelor Honours degree in Information Technology or Computer Science or equivalent will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing towards the program.

Students admitted with the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (3350) or Graduate Certificate in Business Cyber Security (3351) or Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime (3352) or Graduate Certificate in Data Analytics and Cyber Security (3378) will be eligible for 40 credit points of advanced standing towards the program.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$24,000 per year / $48,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$35,000 per year / $70,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
70.70%

Masters (Coursework)

Casuarina, Casuarina, Sydney, Sydney
The Master of Information Technology (Cyber Security) complements your current degree helping you broaden your skill set in the field of cyber security. The course focuses on cyber security and its effects in the modern world.
Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification.

Duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Study Mode
Online, In person

Graduate Diploma

Perth
Are you looking to further your career in information technology? A Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Networking give you a practical grounding in network design, administration, management and security.
Entry Requirements
Entry requirements

Select which option best describes your path to university :

Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) courses

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject
  • MUPC (1 Trimester)
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course
  • Introduction to Academic Communication unit
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.
Creative Portfolio Successful Portfolio application as assessed by the Academic Chair of the course.Find out more Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:English ATARLiterature ATAREnglish as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR or interstate equivalent, or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.
University study
Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).
Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).
Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) courses
Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject
  • MUPC (1 Trimester)
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.
Minimum English requirement

Successful completion of one of the following:

  • Murdoch University Preparation Course
  • Introduction to Academic Communication unit
  • Foundation Studies Course with a minimum of 50% in every subject.
Creative Portfolio
Minimum academic requirement Successful Portfolio application as assessed by the Academic Chair of the course.Find out more
Minimum English requirement Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:English ATARLiterature ATAREnglish as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR or interstate equivalent, or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.
University study
Minimum academic requirement
Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).
Minimum English requirement
Successful completion of 2 units at an Australian University or Open Universities Australia (OUA).
Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)
CPS 54 or higher.
50% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS).
VET course studied at school
Successful completion of a Certificate IV or higher.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.


Extenuating circumstances

We'll consider applications from prospective students whose education has been compromised due to genuine hardship, resulting in them falling short of entry requirements for an undergraduate course. Find out more.

Case-by-case assessment.
Portfolio entry

A successful portfolio application that demonstrates relevant aptitude and ability in a related learning area. Find out more about the Portfolio Entry Pathway.

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
Overall Position (OP) of 13 or lower.

Sound Achievement (4) or better in a Queensland Studies Authority approved subject of one of the following:

  • English
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • English for ESL Learners.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


Overseas Year 12
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
GCE A Levels

Aggregate of 6 points from:
  • A maximum of the best three A-level subjects; OR
  • A combination of A-level and AS-level subjects

At least two A-level subjects are included in the calculation

AS-level subject attempted at A-level is not eligible to be included

A-level grades (A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

AS-level grades (A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5)

A Levels: D in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Knowledge and Inquiry.

AS Level: C in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature

Knowledge and Inquiry.

Minimum Selection Rank (WA/ACT/NSW/NT/SA/TAS/VIC)
70

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following (or interstate equivalent):

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

Or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Or evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic applicants only).

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Total score of 24 or higher.

Higher level (HL): 3 or better.

Standard Level (SL): 4 or better.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


Western Australian Universities Foundation Program (WAUFP)
Minimum academic requirement
CPS 54 or higher.
Minimum English requirement
50% in English Language and Australian Cultural Studies (ELACS).
VET course studied at school
Minimum academic requirement
Successful completion of a Certificate IV or higher.
Minimum English requirement

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following:

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.


Extenuating circumstances
Minimum academic requirement

We'll consider applications from prospective students whose education has been compromised due to genuine hardship, resulting in them falling short of entry requirements for an undergraduate course. Find out more.

Minimum English requirement
Case-by-case assessment.
Portfolio entry
Minimum academic requirement

A successful portfolio application that demonstrates relevant aptitude and ability in a related learning area. Find out more about the Portfolio Entry Pathway.

Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE)
Minimum academic requirement
Overall Position (OP) of 13 or lower.
Minimum English requirement

Sound Achievement (4) or better in a Queensland Studies Authority approved subject of one of the following:

  • English
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • English for ESL Learners.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


Overseas Year 12
Minimum academic requirement
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
Minimum English requirement
Please refer to the information under the country of study.
GCE A Levels
Minimum academic requirement

Aggregate of 6 points from:
  • A maximum of the best three A-level subjects; OR
  • A combination of A-level and AS-level subjects

At least two A-level subjects are included in the calculation

AS-level subject attempted at A-level is not eligible to be included

A-level grades (A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1)

AS-level grades (A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5)

Minimum English requirement

A Levels: D in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Knowledge and Inquiry.

AS Level: C in one of the following:

  • English Language
  • English Literature

Knowledge and Inquiry.

Minimum Selection Rank (WA/ACT/NSW/NT/SA/TAS/VIC)
Minimum academic requirement
70
Minimum English requirement

Scaled mark of 50 or higher in one of the following (or interstate equivalent):

  • English ATAR
  • Literature ATAR
  • English as an Additional Dialect (EALD) ATAR

Or a STAT Written English score of 140 or higher.

Or evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic applicants only).

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Minimum academic requirement
Total score of 24 or higher.
Minimum English requirement

Higher level (HL): 3 or better.

Standard Level (SL): 4 or better.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only)

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).


Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Diploma or Advanced Diploma AQF level 5-6
Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
Certificate IV AQF level 4
Successful completion of a Certificate IV.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only), OR

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only), OR

STAT Written English score of 140 or higher (145 if prior to May 2010).


Diploma or Advanced Diploma AQF level 5-6
Minimum academic requirement
Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

Minimum English requirement

Successful completion of a Diploma or Advanced Diploma.
Certificate IV AQF level 4

Minimum academic requirement

Successful completion of a Certificate IV.

Minimum English requirement

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only), OR

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only), OR

STAT Written English score of 140 or higher (145 if prior to May 2010).


Means of admission Minimum academic requirement Minimum English requirement
Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
Multiple Choice score of 135 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Written English Score of 140 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).


Portfolio entry

A successful portfolio application that demonstrates relevant aptitude and ability in a related learning area. Find out more about the Portfolio Entry Pathway.

Mature Age Pathway (MAP)

MAP involves an interview and a portfolio submission to be assessed by the Academic Chair of the course. Admission is based on relevant work and life experience. Applicants must also meet the English Language Competency requirements for the course. Email us for more information.

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Must be met according to the respective courses standard ELC requirements, STAT Written English 140, etc.


Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

Minimum academic requirement

Multiple Choice score of 135 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).

Minimum English requirement

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Written English Score of 140 (145 if taken prior to May 2010).


Portfolio entry

Minimum academic requirement

A successful portfolio application that demonstrates relevant aptitude and ability in a related learning area. Find out more about the Portfolio Entry Pathway.

Mature Age Pathway (MAP)

Minimum academic requirement

MAP involves an interview and a portfolio submission to be assessed by the Academic Chair of the course. Admission is based on relevant work and life experience. Applicants must also meet the English Language Competency requirements for the course. Email us for more information.

Minimum English requirement

Evidence of completing year 11 and 12 in Australia at any Level (Domestic Applicants Only).

Evidence of completing a minimum of 2 years of studies at TAFE or an RTO (Domestic Applicants Only).

Must be met according to the respective courses standard ELC requirements, STAT Written English 140, etc.


Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) -accredited Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7); OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8); OR recognised Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7) plus two years of relevant IT experience; OR recognised Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus relevant IT experience. Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements, and should be discussed with the Academic Chair. Students who have completed the BSc in Internetworking and Security may not enrol in this course.
English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which for most courses can be demonstrated by providing evidence that you have completed Year 11 and 12 in Australia at any level if you are a domestic student, or through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

Other Requirements The course is available by on-campus attendance only. Internet access is required for all students.
Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you've already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai and Singapore campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you've already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai and Singapore campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Progress to fees and scholarships
Duration
1 year full-time
Domestic Tuition Fees
$33,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$33,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
76.50%

Graduate Certificate

Nathan, Gold Coast
This degree will provide you with specialised knowledge to examine and combat cyber crime. You'll graduate with the skills to investigate cyber crime activities using digital forensic tools and techniques.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Crime, an applicant must:

  • hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent from a recognised University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)
  • OR have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
Duration
1 year part-time
Study Mode
In person, Online
Domestic Tuition Fees
$12,000 per year
International Tuition Fees
$17,500 per year
Graduate Satisfaction
70.70%

Bachelor

City campus, City
In the Bachelor of Marine Biology students explore our ocean environment, the ecological interactions that sustain its biodiversity and how we might best protect it.
Duration
3 years full-time
Study Mode
In person
Graduate Satisfaction
84.40%
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Tuition Fees
$9,527 per year / $47,635 total
International Tuition Fees
$37,600 per year

Graduate Certificate

Canberra
As cyber security threats continue to increase on a national and international scale they pose significant impact on the cyber resilience of businesses and organisations.
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Domestic Tuition Fees
$26,000 per year / $26,000 total
International Tuition Fees
$28,000 per year / $28,000 total
Graduate Satisfaction
75.00%

Cyber Security Courses overview

Cyber security is the use of modern security protocols and knowledge to prevent unauthorised access to databases, networks, and systems. It is a rapidly evolving field that requires constant vigilance of new technological developments in an effort to stay ahead of inventive criminals.

The field began in the 70s as more of a theoretical pursuit, as computers were nowhere near as commonplace. ‘Cyber security’ often consisted of protecting physical design documents rather than protections against software. It was only when a German hacker named Marcus Hess managed to get into a US internet gateway that cyber security became a major concern, as it sparked the fears of intelligence authorities worldwide.

Nowadays the field is considered of paramount importance to all areas of industry where digital systems are used. Banks, universities, social media platforms, government agencies and just about every aspect of the modern world would be at the mercy of criminals if it weren’t for cyber security professionals.

Is cyber security for me?

Cyber security is for anyone with intricate knowledge of code, software and hardware willing to use their knowledge for the public and private good. Professionals in this field undergo rigorous study and constant research to stay relevant in the field, but in doing so protect the interests of millions. If you’re a programmer, software engineer or academic with a strong sense of justice, this field could well be for you.

Study pathway

Graduate-level cyber security courses can be taken up to master level. Each provides varying extents of knowledge and serve slightly different purposes.

Graduate certificates in cyber security prepare graduates for work in network and cloud security, as well as the ability to enter the field as security consultants or specialists. Courses like those offered by Victoria University take six months to complete if studied full time, requiring a bachelor degree in a related field or five years approved work experience. This makes them ideal for students who are already professionals that are wanting to deepen their knowledge or specialise.

Graduate diplomas offer a more advanced outlook, typically providing units in computer networks, academic integrity, research, and development. Deakin University offers such a course, taking one year to complete if taken full time. Entry requirements are similar to the graduate certificate, but will also allow entry to those with a prior graduate certificate in a related field. This line of study is therefore also targeted at existing cyber security professionals wanting to grow their skillset.

The Master of Cyber Security is a highly advanced course designed for existing cyber security professionals who desire comprehensive additional education in the field. Master-level programs like those offered by Charles Darwin University will cover concepts like asset security, risk management, entrepreneurial concepts, sustainability, identity management, security operations and more. The course is consequently longer than the certificates and diplomas, taking two years to complete if taken full time or four years if part-time.

Employment options

Cryptographer and key manager

Professionals in this area of cyber security manage cryptographic keys vital to encryption processes, digital signatures and authentication codes. This field is constantly on the edge of new developments, with companies like SymantecPalo Alto Networks and Fortinet constantly working toward new developments.

Network security specialist

These professionals ensure the integrity of networks, be they a group of office computers or entire companies. They are responsible for maintaining and protecting these connections from malware, viruses, and penetration. Companies like Proofpoint and SecureWorks value these skills highly, as they are vital to the protection of all networks.

Security architect

A security architect is responsible for building and then subsequently overseeing network and system security for an organisation. They are behind the overall scheme for which an organisation’s digital infrastructure ought to be protected, making professionals in this field ideal consultants. Companies like Cyberark employ dedicated security architects to protect half of all fortune 100 CISOs.

Specialisations

The rapid development of the field lends itself to new specialisations all the time. Below are just some of the other opportunities available:

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