Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    On Campus

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year part-time

  • Start date:

    3 intake dates each year - enquire today!

  • Awarded by:

    Deakin University

  • Location


  • Career Outcomes:

    Project Manager | Security Consultant | Network Security Administrator | Security Risk Analyst | Network Administrator | View All

Course Rundown

Build the in-demand skills needed to protect people, organisations and businesses safe from cyber threats and attacks with this Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security course from Deakin University.

In a digital and connected world, cyber attacks are common – but can have grave consequences. Cyber security professionals are in high employment demand, and this practical, industry-focused course can help you build the skills, abilities and experience required to identify, confront and mitigate online security challenges.

In this course, you’ll learn how to identify key cyber security issues and confront cyber security challenges. You’ll build knowledge in areas including system security and digital forensics, analytics, organisational security and human issues.

This qualification will equip you with much-needed skills to apply in professional security roles anywhere around the world. If you’re interested in playing a part to secure our digital future, this qualification is your first step towards a rewarding, dynamic and exciting new global career.


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

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline; OR
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and have two years of relevant work experience; OR
  • Hold a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent.

English language proficiently requirements also apply.

What You’ll Learn

In this security course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Academic integrity
  • Value of information
  • Security and privacy issues in analytics
  • Cyber security management
  • Computer networks and security


Why study with Deakin University?

Established in 1974 as Australia’s first regional university in Victoria, Deakin University has consistently raised the bar in delivering quality tertiary education with a focus on excellent teaching and research.

The multi-award winning education provider teaches over 53,000 students a year, offering renowned courses that integrate real-world expertise and practical skills. Get recognised with Deakin in a range of industries, including nutrition, sports management, property management, law, business and more. Plus, they’ve have ranked in the top 2% by the acclaimed Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

Student Support

As a student of Deakin, you’ll get support every step of the way along your learning journey!

They’ve got a range of on-campus facilities and online features to help ease the pressure of study, including on-campus childcare services, a medical centre with qualified nurses and doctors, free and confidential counselling (face-to-face or via phone) and more.

Deakin also offer advisers and resources to help develop your academic skills. Advisers are available on campus and online to help guide you in your research, assignment and study practices.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security from Deakin University.

This qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek employment in a range of roles in the cyber security sector, both within Australia and overseas. Upon successful completion of this qualification, you may choose to seek work as a risk analyst, cyber security analyst, network manager or database coordinator in a broad range of businesses and organisations.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

The estimated cost for this course is $13,600.

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's FEE-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees. Deakin University also offers scholarships to successful applicants.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you!

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 $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.