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.
Certificate IV in Cyber Security| 22603VIC
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 1 year
Certificate IV: 1 year
2024 Semester 1 (February)
Semester 2 (July)
Tuition Fees 2024:
$7,500 per semester
$15,000 Total qualification tuition fee
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.
Access to Wi-Fi
*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.
- 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.
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
Likely Job Outcome
Depending on which electives you choose, here are some possible job titles relevant to each qualification.
- 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.