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Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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Develop the skills to protect organisations against data breaches and malicious cyber attacks with our 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security. With cybercrime on the rise, skilled cyber security professionals are in high demand.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
12 months full-time, 24 months part-time
Course Code
22334VIC, 098180C
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Apr, Jul

About this course

Join the fight against cybercrime

Develop the skills to protect organisations against data breaches and malicious cyber attacks with our 22334VIC 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 specialised cybersecurity skills

You'll learn to use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats and minimise 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 organisation. 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 22334VIC 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 or cyber security incident response practitioner in a range of commercial enterprises and organisations. Current industry skill shortages have seen experienced and skilled cybersecurity experts promoted from entry-level jobs and quickly advancing in their career.

Entry requirements

This direct entry course is open to post-Year 11 students and/or mature aged applicants. It is possible to undertake this course if it is deemed that the applicant has had sufficient relevant vocational experience to enable them to cope with the course. It is recommended that applicants have some previous IT experience.

Hardware and operating system requirements

The minimum hardware and operating system requirements to satisfactorily complete all the units from the course are as follows:

  • Multicore 64-bit CPU (minimum 2 cores) with virtualisation support enabled
  • 8GB RAM is minimum but 16GB RAM is the recommended amount of physical memory installed
  • At least 256GB of Solid-State Disk (SSD) is highly recommended.
  • Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education 64-bit operating system

IMPORTANT NOTE: All of our teaching resources are based on Windows and software that runs on a Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise or Education operating system.

Study locations

Preston

Career pathways

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
  • Cybersecurity Incident Response Practitioner

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at Melbourne Polytechnic.
89.5%
Overall satisfaction
89.2%
Skill scale
80.6%
Teaching scale