Cyber Security

Certificate IV

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level course. This qualification will provide you with knowledge and a range of technical skills to enable you to seek employment as a cyber security technician in a range of organisations and government bodies.

  • Course Details

    Certificate IV in Cyber Security| 22603VIC
    CRICOS: 113904J

  • Course Duration

    Certificate IV: 1 year

  • Course Intake

    2024 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    Tuition Fees 2024:

    Certificate IV

    $7,500 per semester

    $15,000 Total qualification tuition fee

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate IV: Hard drive or SSD - approximately $50-$100 AUD

    Stationary - approximately $60 AUD

    Material fees - $100

    Program specific requirements: Prior Information Technology and or Networking experience or knowledge is not required but is an advantage.

    Additional requirements:

    Access to Wi-Fi
    Thumb drive

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small tuition and material fee increases may occur annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. Fees are subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • ACT Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent) or Adult Entry (where applicable)
    • Knowledge of MS applications and windows environments is recommended.

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements:

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    • IELTS 5.5 in all skill bands
    • PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 42 in each band)
    • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Cyber Security

    CRICOS: 113904J| National ID: 22603VIC

    Complete 16 subjects - (8 Core and 8 Electives)

    Core - Complete 8

    • BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
    • BSBWHS309 Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes
    • ICTICT443 Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
    • VU23213 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
    • VU23215 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
    • VU23217 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
    • VU23223 Apply cyber security legislation, privacy and ethical practices
    • VU23220 Develop and carry out a cyber security industry project

    Electives - Complete 8

    • ICTPRG435 Write scripts for software applications
    • ICTPRG434 Automate processes
    • VU23216 Perform basic cyber security data analysis
    • VU23214 Configure and secure networked end points
    • VU23219 Manage the security infrastructure for an organisation
    • VU23221 Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
    • VU23222 Expose website security vulnerabilities
    • VU23218 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Depending on which electives you choose, here are some possible job titles relevant to each qualification.

    Certificate IV:

    • Cyber Security paraprofessional supporting the operation of large, small, and medium enterprise computing environments
    • Computer Helpdesk Technician
    • Cyber Security Intrusion Tester
    • Cyber Security Support Officer
    • Security Penetration Tester
    • Information Systems Security Support Officer
    • Systems Tester
    • PC Support
    • Network Security Support Officer
    • Network Security Trainee
    • Website Security Support Officer
  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Modes of study include attending face-to-face classes covering theory and hands-on lab work, online digital learning, and participation in group projects in a simulated workplace environment, plus personal study.

    Learners may experience all of the following assessment methods in this program:

    • Direct Observation - in a simulated off-the-job situation that reflects the workplace
    • Product Based Methods - structured assessment activities such as reports, displays, work samples and presentations.
    • Questioning - assessing knowledge evidence by written or oral questioning.
    • Supplementary evidence - samples of evidence from the workplace, including reports from workplace supervisor.
  • Pathways to Further Study

    A pathway to Diploma level studies is currently being developed and will be introduced in 2024.

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.