Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity

If you're looking to up-skill in IT or change your career trajectory, then the La Trobe University's Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity qualification could be just the thing you're looking for.

Learn the fundamentals of IT as well as broaden your knowledge through skills in programming, cybersecurity and ethical hacking. This 100% online course has been carefully designed by industry leaders first to give you a strong foundation in information technology, then invites you to develop your knowledge in cyber security. You will learn to effectively review the contemporary social and ethical issues relevant to professional decision-making and leadership in cybersecurity, implement strategies to safeguard data, systems and networks through application of advanced knowledge and technical skills and propose optimum solutions to technical problems through application of advanced knowledge of issues and techniques in information technology.

The demand for trained cybersecurity professionals is at an all time high across a wide range of sectors such as technology, communications, education, finance, government, defence, healthcare, energy, and resources, so now is a great time to upgrade your skills and drive your career to new heights.

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  • Qualification:
    Graduate Certificate
  • Study mode:
    Online
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    6 months
  • Start date:
    There are six student intakes per year, pick the start date that suits you
  • Awarded by:
    La Trobe University
  • Location:
    Online
  • Career Outcomes:
    ICT Support Technician | IT Administrator | IT Support Technician | IT Consultant | Cyber Security Officer | View All

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If you’re looking to up-skill in IT or change your career trajectory, then the La Trobe University’s Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity qualification could be just the thing you’re looking for.

Learn the fundamentals of IT as well as broaden your knowledge through skills in programming, cybersecurity and ethical hacking. This 100% online course has been carefully designed by industry leaders first to give you a strong foundation in information technology, then invites you to develop your knowledge in cyber security. You will learn to effectively review the contemporary social and ethical issues relevant to professional decision-making and leadership in cybersecurity, implement strategies to safeguard data, systems and networks through application of advanced knowledge and technical skills and propose optimum solutions to technical problems through application of advanced knowledge of issues and techniques in information technology.

The demand for trained cybersecurity professionals is at an all time high across a wide range of sectors such as technology, communications, education, finance, government, defence, healthcare, energy, and resources, so now is a great time to upgrade your skills and drive your career to new heights.

Eligibility

To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

While completing La Trobe University's Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity qualification, you will study the following subjects:

  • CSE4IFU - Information technology Fundamentals
  • CSE4IP - Introduction to Programming
  • CSE4004 - Cyber Security Principles
  • CSE5010 - Inside the Mind of a Hacker

For over 50 years, La Trobe University has been transforming people and societies. Ranked in the top 1% of Universities worldwide by 2021 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-east Asia and Oceania. La Trobe has a proud history of world-class teaching and academic research.
Throughout your studies with La Trobe you’ll see firsthand how to champion local communities, tackle the big issues of our time and work to the highest standards. As you step forward in your career, you’re able to set a new standard of excellence.

At La Trobe University, online courses are designed to be flexible for the working professional. Taught by experts in their field, our courses will show you how to adapt to new situations, connect with others and take the lead.

Developed for busy professionals with personal commitments, our online courses help you take your career and leadership abilities to the next level.

Online courses feature the same course structure and opportunities that our on-campus students experience, so you’re sure to enjoy a quality education and one-on-one support. You’ll have 24/7 technology assistance, so you truly can learn when and where it’s best for you.

Where Will It Lead Me?

On completion of this course you will be awarded a nationally recognised Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity qualification from La Trobe University. You’ll be ready to step into this exciting industry with the fundamental skills, knowledge and experience in both IT and Cybersecurity that will ensure you can perform competently entry-level positions.

Curious about where a career in cyber security could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees are paid per subject and each subject costs $3,700. The total cost of the course is $14,800.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to assist with your fees. 

FEE-HELPYou may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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