Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course Code 22334VIC
Campus Shepparton - Fryers Street, Wangaratta - Docker Street
Duration 830 hours

Course Overview

The 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cybersecurity is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Junior Security Analyst. Our graduates can also work in a variety of IT related jobs including: Help Desk, IT Support, Network Support, Network Administration and Network Technician.

Topics covered include:

  • monitoring the risk of cyber security attacks
  • implementing appropriate software
  • using a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • protecting an organisation from insider security breaches and developing systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.

You will also be part of a Cybersecurity workplace project that will enable you to put the skills and knowledge you learn into practice and experience a real workplace situation.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cybersecurity is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Cybersecurity and IT industry. As well as gaining the ability to be a Junior Security Analyst graduates may seek employment in job roles such as Help Desk Officer, IT support, IT user support, Network support and technical support.

The Australian cyber security strategy paper released May 2016; Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy – enabling innovation, growth & prosperity, states the following:

“Demand in Australia for cyber security services and related jobs such as legal services, insurance and risk management is expected to grow by at least 21 per cent over the next five years. There will be significant employment and career opportunities for those with appropriate skills. Currently there is a short fall in the number of people with the appropriate skills and a number of job vacancies in the private and public sectors are not being filled.”

Working in this industry will involve working with a wide range of people across an organisation, performing roles that deal with customers, working with software and hardware issues, planning and implementation and problem solving. Work hours are generally business hours, Monday to Friday but may include hours outside of this to minimise the effect on business of computer maintenance and upgrades.

Further studies
After gaining the 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cybersecurity, you might wish to undertake further study in the ICA50411 Diploma of Information Technology.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – Fryers Street Starts Mon 22nd July, 3 Days a week, 9am to 4pm / 2019
Wangaratta – Docker Street Starts Mon 22nd July, 3 Days a week, 9am to 4pm / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes totalling 18 hours per week and undertake a minimum of 15 hours per week of self-directed learning, researching, studying and completing the required exercises and assessments.

If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Lynne McGregor-Carroll and Michelle McNab
Location: Shepparton

Name: Robert Squires
Location: Wangaratta

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 830 $4.80 $3,984.00 $6.50 $5,395.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 830 $0.96 $796.80 $6.50 $5,395.00
Full Fee 830 $6.51 $5,403.30 N/A N/A
Course Materials 830 $0.20 $166.00 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no Training Package entry requirements or pre-requisites for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course
  • The selection criteria for this course are:

    • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
    • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
    • Keen interest in this Industry sector
    • Ability to communicate with others
    • Computer skills in Word to a basic level and use of the Internet to an intermediate level
    • Ability to organise study and work independently
    • The ability to attend timetabled on-campus classes
Units of Competency

22334VIC – Core Units

BSBRES401 – Analyse and present research information
RIICOM301D – Communicate Information
ICTICT418 – Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
VU21992 – Develop a cyber security industry project
BSBWHS401 – Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
VU21991 – Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
VU21990 – Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
VU21989 – Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
VU21988 – Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
ICTPRG407 – Write script for software applications

22334VIC – Elective Units

ICTNWK416 – Build security into virtual private networks
ICTNWK509 – Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
VU21996 – Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
VU21997 – Expose website security vulnerabilities
ICTNWK502 – Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTNWK503 – Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK401 – Install and manage a server
VU21994 – Perform basic cyber security data analysis
ICTSAS505 – Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
VU21993 – Secure a networked personal computer

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods will vary to best suit the assessment requirements of the unit. These may include:

  • class room activities and observation
  • role plays
  • assignments
  • short answer questions
  • supervised tests
  • portfolios
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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