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Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC


This qualification is specifically designed to develop your skills and knowledge for a career as a Cyber Security paraprofessional. This qualification will provide you with the skills and knowledge to be competent in a wide range of foundation IT network testing and security, ICT security and website security; working safely and ethically in a sustainable work environment as a junior cyber security analyst.

Qualification: Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC
Program No: C4-BD30
Campus: CIT Reid 
Duration: Full time: 12 months (approx. 15 hours per week) It is expected that you will spend approximately the same number of hours in private study to practise skills and apply new knowledge. Delivery is a combination of online and attendance at CIT.

Part time options available.
Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance

Indicative Cost: $1780
Likely Job Outcome: A range of employment opportunities are available after successful completion, such as:

- Cyber Security paraprofessional supporting the operation of large, small and medium enterprise computing environments
- Computer Helpdesk Technician
- Cyber Security Intrusion Tester
- Cyber Security Support Officer
- Security Penetration Tester
- Information Systems Security Support Officer
- Systems Tester
- PC Support
- Network Security Support Officer
- Network Security Trainee
- Website Security Support Officer
Application Type: Public

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

There are no formal entry requirements; however it is recommended that to increase your likelihood of success, you should have:

Successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent or

be a mature age applicant or

have level 3 ACSF for learning, reading, writing and literacy, and numeracy.

All students will be required to:
a. undergo a police check;
b. Possess a current Working with Children Check, Working With Vulnerable People registration, or equivalent clearance; and
c. sign an ethical behaviours disclaimer .

Prior IT and or Networking experience or knowledge is not required but is an advantage.

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

  • Literacy Skills Information

    • We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level program. Please visit Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

  • Transition Information

    • Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

  • Subject Cancellations/Changes

    • To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 16 subjects (10 core and 6 electives)

Core - complete all 10 subjects

  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    • CIT Code: OHSS206
      Cost: $110.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor an organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements.
      It applies to individuals with supervisory responsibilities for implementing and monitoring the organisation’s WHS policies, procedures and programs in a work area. These individuals have a broad knowledge of WHS policies and contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They provide supervision and guidance to others and have limited responsibility for the output of others.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
    • CIT Code: MGNT309
      Cost: $90.00

      This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather, organise, analyse and present workplace information using available systems. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, applying information to a set of facts, evaluating the quality of the information, and preparing and producing reports.
      It applies to individuals who are required to apply their broad knowledge of the work environment to analysis and research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of unpredictable problems.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • RIICOM301D Communicate information
    • CIT Code: COMM505
      Cost: $60.00
      Description: This unit describes a participant’s skills and knowledge required to communicate in the workplace within the Resources and Infrastructure Industries.
      This unit is appropriate for those working in operational roles.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • CIT Code: INFT707
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an information and communications technology (ICT) environment.
      It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation’s code of ethics, and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
    • CIT Code: INFT782
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, design and build scripts, using a scripting language to construct a highly interactive and automated software application.
      It applies to individuals who build and integrate interactive applications, or websites for internal, and public, sites. They may work as application developers, application-support personnel, programmers specialising in a scripting language, web application programmers, or web developers.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
    • CIT Code: INFT1009
      Cost: $160.00

      This unit provides a cyber security practitioner with an introduction to the skills and knowledge required to comprehend how data travels around the internet and the function and operation of protocols such as the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite and devices that facilitate this data transfer. The exposure to these protocols is at an introductory level in this unit.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
    • CIT Code: INFT1010
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit provides introductory skills and knowledge required to implement testing procedures for systems in an organisation. These involve application layer testing tools as defined by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), network testing and monitoring tools. The unit examines common threats, ethical hacking principles and introduction to penetration testing, social engineering security issues, enumeration, port scanning, sniffers, footprinting, traffic sniffers and wireless LAN vulnerabilities and contains a solid treatment of intrusions.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
    • CIT Code: INFT1011
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit provides introductory knowledge and skills to recognize threats, risks and vulnerabilities to cyber security in an organisation. It includes the threats an organisation encompasses such as networks, machines, applications, data, users and infrastructure. The unit also covers an introduction to common cyber security attack mechanisms and an introduction to identity and threat management as well as security issues surrounding Internet of Things (IOT) devices. Finally, the unit introduces the implementation of tools and systems an organisation can use to protect from cyber-attacks.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
    • CIT Code: INFT1012
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit provides a sound working knowledge of the key features which make up the network security for an organisation.
      The unit includes a detailed investigation of threats and mitigation techniques, network security architectures, introduction to firewall setup and configuration, intrusion prevention system (IPS) setup and operation as well as internetworking operating system (IOS) software features to harden routers and switches. The unit also investigates proxy server vulnerabilities, Wireless Lan (WLAN) security vulnerabilities and the application of Virtual Private Networks (VPN’s) and cryptography fundamentals.
      Prerequisites: INFT1009 VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
      INFT1011 VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
  • VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project
    • CIT Code: INFT1013
      Cost: $240.00
      Description: The purpose of this unit is to undertake a project that simulates a real cyber security environment.
      The project may include using a Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC) sandbox or equivalent laboratory environment. This environment allows the participant to demonstrate configuring and testing of firewalls, implementing Intrusion Detection System (IDS) and evaluating and identifying any traffic anomalies. The use of Red & Blue teaming exercises to identify security breaches and apply mitigation strategies to minimise further risk should be included as part of the exercise.
      Prerequisites: INFT1009 VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
      INFT1010 VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
      INFT1011 VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
      INFT782 ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications

Electives - complete 6

  • VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer
    • CIT Code: INFT1014
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit provides base level skills and knowledge to configure an operating system on a personal computer, adding security, setting user level passwords and privileges to limit and identify user access – all required to increase protection of the end point from cyber security attacks. The unit also provides an overview of internet of things (IOT) devices, an introduction to computer networking virtualisation and base level Linux commands – deemed to be invaluable in using cyber security tools.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21994 Perform basic cyber security data analysis
    • CIT Code: INFT1015
      Cost: $40.00
      Description: This unit provides the knowledge and skills necessary for a cyber security practitioner to detect and recognize discrepancies in data by performing analysis. The unit covers the collection of data on a scenario and performing basic analysis and includes the process of breaking down the scenario to a set of subtasks which are examined for their effectiveness. The unit includes an introduction of databases as a repository for data and the vulnerabilities that exist and an introduction to software tools to supporting pattern recognition.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21995 Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation
    • CIT Code: INFT1016
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: The unit provides the basic knowledge and skills required to manage the implementation of the security infrastructure for an organisation. It includes assessing risk, implementing appropriate controls, monitoring their effectiveness, following organisation policy to store relevant data and compiled reports for future audit purposes.
      The practitioner will monitor and evaluate the physical security infrastructure of the organisation, and implement a regular security infrastructure maintenance program.
      It is likely that the practitioner will need to obtain relevant security clearance to handle this data.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21996 Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
    • CIT Code: INFT1017
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit provides the basic knowledge and skills for a cyber security practitioner to examine, as part of a team, an organisation’s existing incident response plan (IRP) and expand it as necessary to more thoroughly deal with incidents. The unit includes forming the team, clarifying roles, interpreting an incident response plan (IRP), using red and blue teams to test the IRP, implementing an incident, evaluating the IRP for its effectiveness and developing improvement.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU21997 Expose website security vulnerabilities
    • CIT Code: INFT1018
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit provides the knowledge and skills required to ensure and maintain the security of an organisation’s website by utilizing the outcomes of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). Current penetration testing tools are also utilised to determine the vulnerabilities of a web site. Vulnerabilities are assessed and reported to appropriate personnel to minimize risk.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG405 Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT449
      Cost: $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to write scripts to automate solutions, by using basic scripting processes, and application-specific scripting options.
      It applies to individuals who may work in information and communications technology (ICT) support roles and who are required to automate tasks.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Graduate Certificate Networking and Cyber Security 10198NAT

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email