Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Ashton College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 107117J

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have significant experience in specialist technical skills, or managerial business and people management skills. This qualification prepares graduates to work as part of a security team in the detection and resolution of security breaches, and in the implementation of risk mitigation and prevention strategies for a company’s network operations and digital systems.

Students are not required to have prior work experience or relevant skills or knowledge to enter this course.

Training Pathway: Students who successfully complete this qualification may progress onto higher education qualifications in Information Communication and Technology in the field of cyber security or related.

Employment Pathway: Successful completion of this qualification may provide career opportunities in roles that involve management/ leadership in information and communications technology working independently, and/ or leading a team or the strategic ICT direction of a business.

This Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security qualification provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to integrate into cyber security teams in large and small organisations.

Successfully completing this course does not guarantee a graduate will secure a relevant job.

Course Structure:

Students must successfully complete a total of 16 units of competency to ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) qualification. This comprises of 6 core units and 10 elective units.


Upon successful completion of 16 units of competency, students will be issued a ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) qualification and a record of results that indicate the units successfully completed. Students who successfully complete some but not all of the units of competency in the course will be issued a Statement of Attainment detailing the units they have successfully completed.

Career Opportunities

The Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) provides the skills and knowledge for an individual to integrate into cyber security teams and organisations. They may apply their skills in cyber operations analyst, administrator and technical officer.

Delivery Arrangement:

A blended delivery mode is implemented including face to face classes, independent study and assessment outside of face-to-face classes and supervised study sessions. Classes will consist of groups of between 16 – 20 students.

All face-to-face delivery takes place in Ashton College’s training facility at Ashton College main campus at 213 Nicholson Street, Footscray Victoria 3011.

A timetable is given to each student pre-course commencement (at orientation). Students are provided with an induction to the course to outline the learning and assessment processes, support services and other relevant information during orientation.

Textbooks for the course are provided to students. Students read relevant sections of the textbooks in preparation for the face-to-face classes. Students attend face to face classes for each unit at agreed stages throughout the course. Students may contact their trainer for support/ assistance outside of scheduled face to face contact times.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
9,900 Per Year
Read moreTuition fee: 19,800 for entire course; Application Fee (non-refundable): 250; Material Fee: 800
Monthly 102 weeks
Full time
Ashton College
Footscray Main Campus
213 Nicholson Street
Melbourne Victoria 3011

Entry criteria

Students must be over 18 years of age at the time of course commencement. Students must secure an appropriate visa that allows them to study in an Australian Registered Training Organisation prior to course commencement.

Academic entry requirements

To gain admission into this course, students must have successfully completed year 12 or secondary studies in their home country equivalent to Australian Year 12.

It is strongly recommended that individuals undertake and complete the lower-level ICT qualification/s and/or gain industry experience prior to entering ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security), however this is not mandatory.

English Language Entry Requirements

International Students applying for this qualification must have a minimum English language proficiency of IELTS 5.5 (overall band) or an equivalent exam result recognised by the Department of Home Affairs. TOEFL internet-based test: 46; Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English): 162; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 42; Occupational English Test: B for each test component.


Ashton College
Footscray Main Campus
213 Nicholson Street
Melbourne Victoria 3011
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