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Statement of Attainment Introduction to Organisational Cyber Security


This course provides introductory knowledge and skills for cyber security in an organisation.

You will learn how to recognise threats, risks and vulnerabilities that affect networks, machines, applications, data, users, and infrastructure. Introduces the implementation of tools and systems an organisation can use to protect from cyber-attacks.

In addition, it also covers:

  • an introduction to common cyber security attack mechanisms
  • an introduction to identity and threat management
  • security issues surrounding Internet of Things (IOT) devices.
To achieve this statement of attainment you will need to complete the following unit:
  • VU23217 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation.


Statement of Attainment - Introduction to Organisational Cyber Security

Next Intake:

Semester 2 2024

Course No:



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.


This short online course will take approximately six (6) weeks. You will be required to participate in (3-4) hours per week to complete this course. Delivery is online, as a self-paced series of lessons and activities, which you can complete at your own pace.

Cost Info:

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.

Likely Job Outcome:

The training provides upskilling at an introductory level in Cyber Security foundations to support mitigating organisational risk. A critical skill for any employee in the new digital world of work.

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Timetable Information

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Additional Information

This course is run fully online.
You will require a computer and internet access to successfully complete this course.
Delivery customisation for groups may include contextualised learning for the organisation.
This course is available for Australian citizens and permanent residents only.

Entry Requirements

Open entry.

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 levels of at least 2 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 a lower level course, or enrol in the Certificate II in Skills for Work and Vocational Pathways (FSK20119) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit CIT Foundation Skills page.

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 1 subject

Complete 1

  • VU23217   Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
    • CIT Code: INFT1395
      Cost: Standard $180.00
      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

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More Information

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