Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

Box Hill Institute

Course details

CRICOS course code: 097281F

Level of study: Pathways to Undergraduate


Cyber security is one of the fastest growing fields in the information technology industry and with our cyber security course, you’ll maximise your career opportunities.

Gain the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a cyber-security paraprofessional.

During this cyber security course, you will develop the comprehensive technical skills and knowledge to:

  • monitor the risks of cyber security attacks
  • prepare and implement appropriate risk management plans
  • prepare and implement appropriate mitigation solutions
  • use a range of tools and procedures to identify and block cyber security threats
  • protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • develop and implement risk mitigation solutions for cloud systems
  • implement privacy and compliance policies in accordance with Australian Cyber Law

As a cyber-security paraprofessional, you’ll work closely with the security systems analyst and chief security officer within a company to detect and determine breaches in a company’s network and security systems. You’ll lead a team of security practitioners to develop, monitor and maintain cyber security policies, security procedures and operations for medium to large organisations.

A panel of Australian cyber security industry leaders developed our course. The panel included cyber security specialists in the security, banking, information technology and telecommunications industries.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion will enable you to apply for entry to our Bachelor of Computer Systems or degrees at other higher education providers.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6

Career Outcomes

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.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • cyber operations analyst
  • network security administrator
  • cyber security systems administrator
  • cyber security systems coordinator
  • enterprise cyber systems administrator
  • cyber security operations administrator
  • cyber network services administrator
  • cyber security network support administrator

Course Structure

To be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security participants must complete a total of twenty (20) units consisting of:

  • nine (9) core units, plus
  • eleven (11) elective units

A minimum of two units must be selected from each of the four (4) elective streams (General, Intrusion Analyst, Penetration Testing and Security Engineering streams). The remaining three (3) units may be selected from the four (4) elective streams or from any endorsed Training Package or accredited course at Diploma level or above where they are consistent with the vocational outcomes of the course.

Units selected from other training packages or accredited courses must not duplicate units selected from the core or elective streams.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
20,210 Per Year
Read moreAnnual Material Fee: 395; Annual Service Fee: 166
Jul 2022
Jan 2023
Jul 2023
12 months
Full time
Box Hill Campus - Nelson
853 Whitehorse Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128

Entry criteria

International students must have successfully completed the Certificate IV in Cyber Security or equivalent.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you may apply for the Certificate IV in Cyber Security with this course as a package offer.

Please note: You must have a current Working With Children Check and a National Police Check if you wish to participate in work placement activities

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for internet based, or approved equivalent.


Box Hill Institute
Box Hill Campus - Elgar
465 Elgar Road
Melbourne Victoria 3128
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