Cyber security is one of the fastest growing careers in the IT industry. The Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security will help give you the technical skills and knowledge to launch a career as a para professional in cyber security.
Career opportunities, include:
- cyber security operations analyst
- network security administrator
- cyber security systems administrator
- cyber security systems coordinator
- cyber security operations administrator
- cyber network services administrator
- cyber security network support administrator
Pathways to further study:
- Bachelor of Information Systems
- Other IT related Bachelor qualifications
Studying the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security at Holmesglen
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.
You will become a valued member of a team of security practitioners contributing to organisational policies and security procedures.
Holmesglen’s Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security has been developed to provide graduates with technical skills and knowledge in:
• identifying and monitoring the risks of cyber security attacks
• developing and implementing security risk management plans
• developing and implementing risk mitigation solutions
• mastering a range of tools and procedures used in identifying and blocking cyber security threats
• developing and implementing risk mitigation solutions for cloud systems
• identifying and implementing Australian Cyber Law within an organisations policies, processes and procedures.
||Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
||Manage enterprise virtual computing environments
||Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
||Develop software skills for the cyber security practitioner
||Undertake penetration testing of the security infrastructure for an organisation
||Implement cyber security operations
||Communicate cyber security incidents within the organisation
||Implement best practices for identity management
||Assess and secure cloud services
||Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
||Configure security devices for an organisation
||Interpret and utilise key security frameworks, policies and procedures for an organisation
||Acquire digital forensic data from workstations
||Acquire digital forensic data from mobile devices
||Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
||Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law
||Undertake advanced penetration testing for web site vulnerabilities
||Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
||Lead and manage team effectiveness
||Plan and implement a cyber security project
| Code || Name |
|ICTNWK525||Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment|
|ICTNWK554||Manage enterprise virtual computing environments|
|ICTNWK543||Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches|
|VU22243||Develop software skills for the cyber security practitioner|
|VU22253||Undertake penetration testing of the security infrastructure for an organisation|
|VU22252||Implement cyber security operations|
|VU22240||Communicate cyber security incidents within the organisation|
|VU22244||Implement best practices for identity management|
|VU22242||Assess and secure cloud services|
|ICTNWK509||Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks|
|VU22257||Configure security devices for an organisation|
|VU22241||Interpret and utilise key security frameworks, policies and procedures for an organisation|
|VU22247||Acquire digital forensic data from workstations|
|VU22248||Acquire digital forensic data from mobile devices|
|VU22251||Gather, analyse and interpret threat data|
|VU22246||Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law|
|VU22254||Undertake advanced penetration testing for web site vulnerabilities|
|VU22255||Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) devices|
|BSBWOR502||Lead and manage team effectiveness|
|VU22245||Plan and implement a cyber security project|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course however, Holmesglen does require applicants to have completed:
• 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security or equivalent
• minimum two years' cyber security work experience
• operate and troubleshoot a computer
• install, configure and maintain computer system software
• operate and troubleshoot networking equipment
• install, configure and maintain networking equipment
• have basic skills in scripting, PEN testing, Intrusion Detection, Network Security configuration
• have clear written and oral communication skills.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview,
These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
Upon completion, you will receive the 22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security qualification.
Connections with industry
Holmesglen’s cyber security program is strongly supported by our industry and Academy Partners:
Fortinet Network Security Academy: Cisco Networking Academy; Microsoft Academy; Amazon Web Services Academy (AWS); LifeJourney and the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD).
How to apply
Visit How to Apply for more information on the application process.
Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.
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|Tuition fees (GST exempt)
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
Additional costs may also apply for course consumables and other costs. These may include consumables such as learning resources, personal protective equipment/clothing and other costs such as immunisation costs, National Police Check and Working with Children Check for relevant courses.
To view the additional costs that may apply to your course, download a full list of estimated additional costs by course (PDF - 102kb).
All fees are indicative only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth funding. Find out now if you are eligible for Government-subsidised fees or Concession
VET Student Loans are available to eligible student to pay for tuition fees for this course. Read more about VET Student Loans.