As we look to the future, all industries will rely on cyber security workers to keep IT networks secure and information safe from global threats.
With digital security technology continuing to evolve rapidly and information being shared widely online, Holmesglen’s 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security graduates will be essential workers in the employment landscape.
According to AustCyber’s ‘Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan 2018’, Australia will need an additional 18,000 cyber security workers by 2026. This need is being reinforced by the Australian Government’s planned $1.35 billion investment in cyber security over the next decade.
Holmesglen graduates Helen Torchia and Tom Calleja took the flexible part time or full time 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security as a pathway to exciting cyber security jobs. Now, both work successfully in Australia’s IT industry.
What can I do as a cyber security worker?
Working in IT for 20 years before taking a break to raise a family, Helen was motivated by the multiple job roles a cyber security career offered.
Helen’s ambition has seen her start a full-time contracting role with engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon, where she works from one of the company’s security operation centres.
Helen performs a range of tasks, including:
- multi factor authentication
- mobile device management
- data leakage prevention
- vulnerability management
- Security Information Event Management (SIEM).
“Everything I learned in the course has come in to play in this job,” says Helen.
Your passion can become your career
Tom saw a cyber security course as an opportunity to turn a hobby into a career. Tom already knew about Holmesglen as a respected training provider through his partner, who studied a Bachelor of Nursing with us.
Since graduating, Tom has worked as a Technical Support Officer with IT service provider Advent One.
“Working for a major support services provider, I have put my hand up to do security work as often as possible.” explains Tom.
How do I become a cyber security worker?
Holmesglen offers two certificate cyber security courses. The 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security, which is offered both on-campus or online (for local students), is ideal for people who have a foundation IT knowledge and interest in roles such as a desktop security support technician, security support paraprofessional or networking security support officer.
Helen says the Certificate IV subjects were relevant and provided “everything I needed.” Tom agrees the course helped “prepare my foundational technical skills.”
We also offer the 2245VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, which is suited for people who have been working in the IT industry in a help desk and security support role and want to increase their job options. The advanced diploma can help you upskill for roles as a cyber security operations administrator, cyber security systems coordinator and cyber operations analyst.