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Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC

Overview

Fee Free Training

The Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician level course. This qualification will provide you with knowledge and a range of technical skills to enable you to seek employment as a cyber security technician in a range of organisations and government bodies.

To achieve the Certificate IV Cyber Security, you need to complete the 8 Core units and the 8 Elective units for this qualification.

Qualification:

Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC

Course No:

C4-BD75

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 practice skills and apply new knowledge. Delivery is a combination of online and attendance at CIT.

Part time options available.

Cost Info:

The 2023 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

Standard fee $3,152

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:

Standard; Fee Free TAFE
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Entry Requirements

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.
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 course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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 infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Complete 16 subjects (8 Core and 8 Electives)

Core: Complete all 8

  • BSBINS401   Analyse and present research information
    • CIT Code: BUSN351
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, organise, analyse and present information using available systems and sources. This includes identifying research requirements and sources of information, evaluating the quality and reliability of the information, and preparing and producing reports. The unit applies to those who are required to analyse and apply their knowledge of the organisation to research tasks, evaluate information from a variety of sources and apply solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems. No licensing, legislation or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • BSBWHS309   Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes
    • CIT Code: WPHS148
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to work health and safety (WHS) communication and consultation in the workplace. It involves communicating WHS information to required personnel, and taking appropriate follow-up action to assist in ensuring that communication and consultation processes are effective and conducive to others in the workplace who raise WHS issues. The unit applies to those who contribute to WHS communication and consultation as part of their work health and safety responsibilities, which are in addition to their main duties.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTICT443   Work collaboratively in the ICT industry
    • CIT Code: INFT1158
      Cost: Standard $140.00
      Apprentice $85.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills required to work collaboratively in virtual Information and Communications (ICT) team environments to achieve organisational objectives. It includes contributing to performance and capability within teams, participating in team activities, exchanging knowledge and skills and providing support to team members.It applies to all individuals who work in teams that utilise multiple technologies to complete a collective task.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23213   Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
    • CIT Code: INFT1393
      Cost: Standard $240.00
      Apprentice $120.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to comprehend how data travels around the internet. It includes the function and operation of protocols such as Open System Interconnection (OSI) and Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) suite and devices that facilitate data transfer. The exposure to these protocols is at an introductory level in this unit. The unit applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians and supports their ability to detect breaches in security infrastructure. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23215   Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
    • CIT Code: INFT1394
      Cost: Standard $320.00
      Apprentice $240.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement testing procedures for computer systems in an organisation. The unit examines common threats, ethical hacking principles, and an introduction to penetration testing, social engineering security issues, enumeration, port scanning, foot printing, traffic sniffers and wireless local area network (WLAN) vulnerabilities and also includes treatment of intrusions. It also requires the ability to apply layer testing framworks and tools as well as network testing and monitoring tools. This unit is applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians either alone or as part of a team. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23217   Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
    • CIT Code: INFT1395
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Apprentice $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcome, knowledge and skills required to recognise threats, risks and vulnerabilities to cyber security in an organisation. The threats to an organisation include networks, machines, applications, data, users and infrastructure. The unit addresses common cyber security attack mechanisms and an introduction to threat management as well as security issues surrounding Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The unit also includes the implementation of tools and systems an organisation can use for protection against cyber-attacks. This unit applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians either alone or as part of a team. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23223   Apply cyber security legislation, privacy and ethical practices
    • CIT Code: INFT1396
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify the current Australian cyber security legislation and to be cognisance of the interdependence between the key regulators. It requires the ability to apply the current cyber security privacy policies and procedures for an organisation. The unit also includes the ethical practices required for employees to conduct themselves professionally both privately and when working for an organisation. The unit is applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians and supports their ability to work ethically and apply professional standards in their place of work. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23220   Develop and carry out a cyber security industry project
    • CIT Code: INFT1397
      Cost: Standard $440.00
      Apprentice $290.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge to develop and undertake a project that simulates a real cyber security industry 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/Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS) 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 are included as part of the project. This unit applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians within a team evironment. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives: Complete minimum 8

  • ICTPRG435   Write scripts for software applications
    • CIT Code: INFT1253
      Cost: Standard $95.00
      Apprentice $45.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, design and build scripts, using a scripting language to construct highly interactive and automated software applications. It applies to those who build and integrate interactive applications or websites for internal or public sites. They may work as application developers, application-support personnel, programmers specialising in a scripting language, web application programmers, or web developers. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTPRG434   Automate processes
    • CIT Code: INFT1252
      Cost: Standard $100.00
      Apprentice $60.00
      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 those who work in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) support roles and who are required to automate tasks.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23216   Perform basic cyber security data analysis
    • CIT Code: INFT1398
      Cost: Standard $60.00
      Apprentice $40.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to detect and recognise discrepancies in data by performing analysis. The unit covers the collection of data on a scenario and performing basic analysis which includes the process of breaking down the scenario to a set of subtasks which are examined for their effectiveness. The unit also examines databases as a repository for data and the vulnerabilities that exist as well as software tools to support pattern recognition. This unit is applies to individuals working as cyber security technician either alone or as part of a team. No licensing sor certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23214   Configure and secure networked end points
    • CIT Code: INFT1399
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      Apprentice $100.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required 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. The unit applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians either alone or as part of a team. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23219   Manage the security infrastructure for an organisation
    • CIT Code: INFT1400
      Cost: Standard $380.00
      Apprentice $260.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes, knowledge and skills required to manage the security infrastructure for an organisation. It includes assessing risk, implementing appropriate controls, monitoring their effectiveness and compiling reports for future audit purposes. It requires the ability to monitor and evaluate the physical security infrastructure of the organisation, and implement a security infrastructure maintenance program. This unit applies to individuals who work as cyber security technicians and who manage, monitor and evaluate the organisations security infrastructure as part of a team. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23221   Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
    • CIT Code: INFT1401
      Cost: Standard $260.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes knowledge and skills required to examine an organisations existing incident response plan (IRP) and expand it as necessary to deal with incidents more thoroughly. The unit requires the ability to form a team, clarify roles, interpret an incident response plan (IRP), use red, blue and purple teams to test the IRP, implement an incident, evaluate the IRP for its effectiveness and if required make improvements. This unit applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians either alone or as part of a team. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • VU23222   Expose website security vulnerabilities
    • CIT Code: INFT1402
      Cost: Standard $260.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit describes the performance outcomes knowledge and skills required to maintain the security of an organisations website by utilising the outcomes of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP). It requires the ability to apply penetration testing tools to determine the vulnerabilities of a web site, assess the vulnerabilities and report to appropriate personnel. This unit applies to individuals working as cyber security technicians either alone or as part of a team. No licensing or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of accreditation.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTCLD401   Configure cloud services
    • CIT Code: INFT1382
      Cost: Standard $135.00
      Apprentice $80.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure core cloud services including compute, storage, databases and autoscaling according to business needs and workload. The unit applies to cloud computing architects, developers and cloud engineers utilising cloud services and those engaged in deploying cloud computing solutions for a business. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • ICTSAS526   Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
    • CIT Code: INFT1329
      Cost: Standard $112.00
      Apprentice $50.00
      Description: This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the impact of the system on the organisation and carry out risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning. It applies to individuals who apply a wide range of higher-level technical skills and systematic problem-solving approaches in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related areas. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Graduate Certificate Networking and Cyber Security 10907NAT
Statement Attainment Introduction to Organisational Cyber Security
Statement Attainment Introduction to Cyber Security Awareness
Statement Attainment Cyber Security Awareness Skill Set BSBSS00094
Statement Attainment Cyber Security Threat Assessment and Risk Management Skill Set BSBSS00093

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au