This self-paced, online Certificate IV in Cyber Security provides you with practical skills and knowledge to work in a technical support role in a cyber security operations centre. If you are excited about working in cyber security, the online Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a great starting point for a career in this area.
Career opportunities, include:
- cyber security technical support
- desktop support technician
- cyber security intrusion tester
- security support officer
- PEN tester
- networking security support officer
- systems tester
- computer forensics technician
- website security support officer
Pathways to further study:
- 22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security
- ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)
- ICT50120 Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)
- BIS17 Bachelor of Information Systems.
Studying the Certificate IV in Cyber Security at Holmesglen
This is a technician-level qualification that will provide graduates with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that enables them to:
• monitor the risk of cyber security attacks
• implement appropriate software
• use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
• protect an organisation from insider security breaches
• develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.
Graduates of the program will be able to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies
Holmesglen’s Certificate IV in Cyber Security has been developed to provide you with practical skills in:
• identifying and reporting system vulnerabilities
• identifying and reporting website and system threats
• evaluating and reporting cyber security incidents
• securing PC and mobile devices
• Pen testing
• networking fundamentals
• network security basics
• firewall installation, configuration and management
• working as part of an incident response team
• web security
• programming – Python
• organisational policies and processes for cyber security.
Graduates of the program will be able to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies.
To be awarded the Certificate IV in Cyber Security, students must complete 16 units consisting of 10 core units and six elective units,
Students who do not complete all the requirements for the qualification will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing the units attained.
This is a self-paced course and it is recommended a full time student would complete 12-15 hours of study per week. During this study time, students would perform the tasks/exercises, self-directed study, research, project work and written assessments as presented in Holmesglen's online learning management system Brightspace.
Students are encouraged to engage with their peers and teachers in scheduled video conferencing sessions and discussion forums where they can post their queries and completed tasks in Brightspace. Teachers will provide study progress feedback via the LMS.
||Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
||Write script for software applications
||Secure a networked personal computer
||Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
||Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
||Perform basic cyber security data analysis
||Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
||Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
||Expose website security vulnerabilities
||Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation
||Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
||Develop a cyber security industry project
||Analyse and present research information
| Code || Name |
|BSBWHS401||Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements|
|ICTICT418||Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment|
|ICTPRG407||Write script for software applications|
|VU21993||Secure a networked personal computer|
|VU21990||Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation|
|VU21988||Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security|
|VU21994||Perform basic cyber security data analysis|
|VU21989||Test concepts and procedures for cyber security|
|VU21991||Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation|
|VU21997||Expose website security vulnerabilities|
|VU21995||Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation|
|VU21996||Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise|
|VU21992||Develop a cyber security industry project|
|BSBRES401||Analyse and present research information|
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.
No entry requirements into this qualification as per the training package.
However, Holmesglen does require applicants to have the ability to:
• turn on a computer
• use a mouse and keyboard
• open and close a software application
• conduct a search in a web browser
• send and receive an email
• save a file, and locate a saved file
• download and install a software application
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.
Your digital and computer skills will be determined and confirmed during the pre-training interview and through the assessment result.
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 of this program, you will receive the 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security qualification.
Connections with industry
The qualification has been validated by leading IT companies and associations as a quality training program that provides graduates with practical skills and knowledge to work in a technical support role in a cyber security operations centre (CSOC).
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; 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)
|Free TAFE eligible student||FREE|
|JobTrainer eligible student||FREE|
|Mandatory Materials and Activities fees * (GST inc)
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