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Non-Accredited Training Essential Eight Training


The Essential Eight Assessment Course has been designed by the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) and is delivered in partnership by TAFEcyber.

This course uses a blend of specialist knowledge, experience and hands-on technical training to enable cyber security and ICT professionals to understand the ACSC’s Essential Eight Assessment Guidance Package and the Essential Eight Maturity Model. These skills and knowledge will enable participants to effectively assess and improve their organisation’s cyber security posture.

You will learn the intent and application of ASCS’s Essential Eight mitigation strategies, how to use ASCS-designed tools, how to accurately test the implementation of the Essential Eight security controls and how to develop an accurate actionable assessment report. You will receive a certificate upon successfully passing the exam.


Non-Accredited Training - Essential Eight Training

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CIT Reid

*From Semester 2 2025, the location of this course will transition from CIT Reid to the new CIT Woden campus. CIT will provide support for students who will be making the move to Woden. Learn more.


24 hours including exam workshop

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Upon completion of the Essential Eight Assessment Course, participants will be equipped to accurately assess their organisation's implementation of the Essential Eight security controls using the Essential Eight Assessment Guidance Package and the Essential Eight Maturity Model. In turn, participants will understand how to develop actionable steps in order to improve their organisation's cyber security posture.

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Portfolio - Full Fee

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Entry Requirements

  • You must have a minimum of a Certificate IV qualification in a technical ICT discipline and two (2) years' experience in a technical ICT role OR a minimum four (4) years' experience in a technical ICT role.
  • You must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident. Applicants will be vetted to ensure they meet the entry requirements, including verification of their background and experience.
Prior to the commencement of the Essential Eight Assessment Course, participants are recommended to familiarise themselves with the ACSC's Essential Eight publications:
In addition, practise and familiarisation with the following technology platforms (and their use as described in the Essential Eight Assessment Process Guide):
- Microsoft PowerShell, AppLocker, Group Policy Settings and Active Directory
- Nmap/ZenMap
- Tenable Nessus
- The ACSC's Cyber Toolbox (if you are an ACSC Network Partner)
- Bloodhound

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding 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

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  •   Essential Eight Training
    • CIT Code: INFT1404
      Cost: Full fee $2,000.00
      Description: The purpose of this subject is to provide the underpinning skills and knowledge required to accurately assess an organisation’s security posture against the Essential Eight maturity levels.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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