Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Melbourne Polytechnic

Course details

CRICOS course code: 098180C

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational

Summary

Develop the skills to protect organizations against data breaches and malicious cyber-attacks with Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Cyber Security. With cybercrime on the rise, skilled cyber security professionals are in high demand. There are expected to be 26,000 new jobs in ICT security and database and system administration in the next five years. As businesses increasingly depend on technology with more and more devices connected to the internet, you can expect your qualifications to be in demand.

Gain specialized cybersecurity skills

You’ll learn to use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats and minimize network vulnerabilities and risks. Taught by industry-based experts, this technician level qualification helps you gain practical skills you can apply to any workplace. This includes securing a networked PC, networking concepts and protocols, IoT scripting, managing network security, penetration testing and recognising threats, risks and vulnerabilities to cyber security in an organization. This course is designed to be flexible and cater to both new students and working professionals looking to upskill. If you work in IT and want to take on a new role or change careers, you can study Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate IV in Cyber Security through night classes and home study depending on what suits you best.

Begin your cybersecurity career

Once you complete this course, you can seek employment as a junior cybersecurity analyst or cyber security practitioner in a range of commercial enterprises and organizations. Current industry skill shortages have seen experienced and skilled cybersecurity experts promoted from entry-level jobs and quickly advancing in their career.

CAREER PATHWAYS

Where will this take me

Current industry skill shortages have seen experienced and skilled cybersecurity experts promoted from entry-level jobs and quickly advancing in their career.

Cybersecurity Analyst

Cybersecurity Practitioner

Pathways

On completion of this qualification you can progress into the Diploma of Information Technology (ICT50118).

How you learn

  • Blended
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Units are assessed in a variety of ways including practical demonstrations, observations, verbal questioning, online assessments, assignments, presentations and practical projects

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
19,600 Per Year
Read morePer semester fee: 9,800; Material Cost: 100
Oct 2022 12 months
Full time
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia
19,600 Per Year
Read morePer semester fee: 9,800; Material Cost: 100
Oct 2022 12 months
Self study / online (with attendance)
Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia

Entry criteria

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency.
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 overall with no individual band below 5.0, or equivalency.

Pearson Global Scale of English: PTE Academic - 42 overall communicative skills: 36; Cambridge English Scale (Cambridge: First (FCE), Cambridge: Advanced (CAE), Cambridge: Proficiency (CPE)): 162 overall (Individual bands: minimum 154); Melbourne Polytechnic: ELICOS: 2+ ISLPR overall (individual bands: minimum ISLPR 2).

Address

Melbourne Polytechnic
Preston Campus
77 St Georges Road
Melbourne Victoria 3072
Australia
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