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Certificate IV in Cyber Security

National Course Code: 22334VIC

TAFE NSW Course Number: 22334VIC-01V01

Nominal Hours: 848

Full Fee: $8,990
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,290

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  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Government Subsidised
  • Traineeship

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Cyber Security will give you the specialist skills needed to become highly sought-after cyber security analyst or engineer in a growing sector. You will train with innovative technologies in a virtual environment and learn how to identify and manage cyber security threats to protect organisations from harm.


Through your course work, you will learn to:

  • Monitor the risk of cyberattacks
  • Identify and use the right tools to defend against breaches
  • Detect attacks in the network and system security
  • Develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities
  • Protect an organisation from insider security attacks


Develop the attributes to get ahead in this field:

  • Analytical skills
  • Solutions focused mindset
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Great communication


This course will equip you with a nationally recognised cyber security qualification and the technical skills for entry level ICT roles.

Our graduates go on to rewarding careers:

  • Cyber security engineer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security technician
  • ICT security consultant
  • Website penetration tester
  • Security support officer
  • Systems tester


Explore these additional study pathways:

  • Certificate III in Information Digital Media Technology (Networking)
  • Diploma of Information Technology Networking
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security)


To protect Australian businesses from cyberattacks, estimates predict that around 17,600 extra cyber security workers will be needed by 2026.

Currently, a substantial number of cyber security specialist positions remain unfilled as employers are unable to find candidates with the right training for the role. Qualifications from a trusted training provider like TAFE NSW are key to skilling the ICT workforce of the future.


To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Monday, 13 July 2020 12.30pm https://tinyurl.com/yaemqakq


This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 16 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 1 year.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You can also expect to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including direct one-to-one contact via email and phone; assignment preparation and research.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.


There are no Training Package requirements for this qualification.


This course content is considered high risk.

This means the teaching of this course operates within a wider framework of the law and TAFE NSW policies. There are many inherent laws relating to cyber security including the Cybercrime Act 2001 and the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), with the Cybercrime Act (Cth) criminalising computer and internet related activities such as hacking, spreading viruses and website vandalism.

Based on this, to be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Submit to a National Police Check which discloses your criminal history
  • Agree to sign an ethical conduct agreement that outlines your responsibilities to work within legal and ethical boundaries, on the first day of the course
  • Have access to a computer, flash drive (USB) and the internet to complete learning activities and assessments

To be eligible for the fast tracked 6-month course you must have completed the Certificate III Information Digital Media Technology with Networking or an equivalent course.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.

However, you do have the opportunity to undertake one week of work experience in an industry workplace. You will monitor events in the CSOC and perform penetration testing. This is also a great opportunity to develop skills like communicating in the workplace with a range of colleagues from different departments.

You are responsible for securing your own work experience but your course coordinator will be available to provide assistance if needed.

Are there any additional entry requirements?

A number of courses may require prospective students to provide additional information such as documentation, an expression of interest, evidence that you are already employed as an apprentice, or preferred prior study (or equivalent).

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you:

  • have a Transcript of Academic Achievement of Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology (Networking Stream) AND/OR Letter of Confirmation from an employer of 1 year recent employment in a networking role.
  • have completed a National Police Certificate (Criminal History Check)
  • have signed an Ethical Conduct Agreement
  • are a resident of NSW

To successfully complete this course, TAFE Digital recommends that you have reliable Internet access

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • A basic understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • A basic understanding of networking protocols, configuration of routers and switches including related protocols, command line configuration and IP addressing
  • Intermediate literacy and numeracy skills

If you need to strengthen your language, literacy and numeracy skills, additional support can be provided. Contact us about your options.

Cyber Security Technician

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
VU21995 Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation
ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
VU21996 Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project
ICTPRG405 Automate processes
VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
VU21997 Expose website security vulnerabilities
BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
VU21994 Perform basic cyber security data analysis
RIICOM301D Communicate Information
VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 601 for further information and advice.

First qualification$1,960
Second qualification$2,290
Non-government subsidised fee$8,990

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Contact by Training Services NSW:
If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at TAFE Digital.