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CIT Tackles Cyber Security Skills Gap

Published: 25 Jan 2018

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Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is offering new, nationally recognised cyber security vocational training courses in 2018 to help tackle Australia's critical cyber security skills gap. The new Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC and Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security 22445VIC were launched by Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity, Hon Angus Taylor MP, and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, the Hon Karen Andrews MP in Canberra today.

"Available from Semester 1 2018,  these new courses are part of CIT's exciting new collaboration with TAFEs across Australia, to create nationally recognised cyber security vocational training to protect Australian organisations from  malicious cyber activity.  CIT has worked closely with TAFEVic’s Box Hill Institute to develop the practical, non-degree, skills-based cyber security qualifications," CIT Chief Executive Leanne Cover said.

Worldwide malicious cyber security activities are driving a dramatic increase in demand for cyber security solutions, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. The Australian cyber security industry is forecast to almost triple in size, with revenue soaring to at least A$6 billion by 2026 from just over A$2 billion to date.

CIT is a member of the Canberra Node of the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network Ltd (AustCyber) and has been driving cyber security skills delivery in the ACT and region for over two years.

"Australia's Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan, released by AustCyber last year, conservatively estimates that Australian employers will need at least 11,000 additional cyber security workers over the next decade," AustCyber CEO Craig Davies said.

"The cyber security Certificate IV course is an entry level course, which will contribute to a full suite of available training in Information Technology at CIT. With an increase in demand for cyber security solutions in Australia, CIT is closely working with AustCyber and TAFEs to provide practical hands-on skills aligned with industry needs to open pathways for careers; meeting these security challenges and addressing this national skills shortage" said CIT Chief Executive Leanne Cover.

The flexible Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC and Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security 2445VIC are available for enrolment at CIT and other TAFEs across the country in 2018. To find out more or to enrol in CIT's cyber security program, please visit: https://cit.edu.au/courses/professional/cyber/C4-BD30