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ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
(Cyber Security)

18 months
21st June 2023
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
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Course overview

Cyber security engineers are in high demand all over the world as organisations continue their journeys towards digital transformation. As organisations move applications and data to the cloud, increasing cyber security risks and threats require organisations to be constantly vigilant and prepared to thwart attacks, and have contingency and disaster recovery plans in place to protect IP and data.

Our ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) will provide foundational skills for aspiring cyber security engineers to promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices, as well as designing systems to prepare for and respond to cyber security threats. Course content covers ICT essentials, network security, analysing and designing cyber security systems and leading and managing ICT infrastructure projects.

You will also develop the skills required to design, build and test network servers, apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments, identify, confirm and respond to cyber security incidents, manage network security, utilise design methodologies for secure architecture, lead and facilitate a team, manage ICT infrastructure projects, and develop, implement and evaluate incident response and disaster recovery plans.

The benefits of a cyber security diploma with AIICT

If you are currently working in IT administration or conducting technician work, or if this is a career that interests you, consider undertaking this Diploma to advance your career in IT.

Recognition of the knowledge and skills you have worked hard to obtain

Develop and master the skills you need to progress your career in IT

Achieve recognition for the on-the-job skills and experience you have developed to date

Opportunity to use your existing knowledge and training to develop further tangible skills

Course Structure

ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)
18 months
100% online learning
20 units / 4 streams
Unit codeUnit name
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBCRT512Originate and develop concepts
ICTSAS527Manage client problems
ICTCYS402Identify and confirm cyber security incidents
ICTICT532Apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments
Unit codeUnit name
ICTCYS405Develop cyber security incident response plans
ICTCYS406Respond to cyber security incidents
ICTNWK537Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTNWK538Install and maintain valid authentication processes
ICTNWK540Design, build and test network servers
Unit codeUnit name
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTNWK546Manage network security
ICTCYS404Run vulnerability test assessments for an organisation
ICTCYS613Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
Unit codeUnit name
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a team
ICTPMG505Manage ICT projects
ICTCYS610Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

Enrolment information

The Australian Institute of ICT holds regular induction and online orientation sessions, plus rolling starts for workshops and tutorials, so you can start learning when it suits you. Ready to get started? Request Info. Eligibility Requirements apply.

What happens next?

A course advisor will call to chat about your course and set up a time for you to get started

You will then be invited to complete the Student Enrolment process which includes a Pre-Enrolment Profile

Once your enrolment process has been submitted, your course advisor will contact you

If all your documentation is in order, you will then be invited to attend an online orientation

Payment information

Upfront Payment 20% Off

Pay a once-off $4,600 fee.
The Full Fee includes a 20% discount - a saving of $1,150.

Fortnightly Plan 10% Off

Pay 26 fortnightly payments of $199.04 for the duration of the course. Includes a 10% discount - a saving of 575.

Monthly Plan 10% Off

Pay 12 monthly payments of $431.25 for the duration of the course. Includes a 10% discount - a saving of 575.

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The most critical asset of any reliable cyber security professional is, of course, their technical knowledge of the latest industry trends, tools, and tactics. They not only need to know the various types of cyber security measures (i.e. ethical hacking, penetration testing, network configuration, etc.), but also of the varying threats common in today’s landscape. These can range from traditional malware attacks such as viruses, worms, and spyware – to more complex methods such as phishing, social engineering, and advanced persistent threats (APTs).

Cyber security pros must also have excellent foresight and risk management skills, having the ability to view systems holistically and plan for potential threats, pinpoint weaknesses, and design new strategies based on past incidents. This comes with skills in general management and organisation, as security specialists must be able to schedule and conduct the necessary vulnerability assessments; automate security functions as required; and implement new infrastructure solutions when needed.

“Cyber security” is an umbrella term for the tools, technologies, and IT strategies used to ensure thorough, long-term protection of digital data. With much of our information now accessible online, the right skills and awareness are critical to curb common (and constantly emerging) cyber threats to our private data. These include small-scale cyber crimes instigated by single actors or groups (typically for financial gain or to cause disruption), politically-motivated cyber-attacks, and large-scale incidents of cyber-terrorism.

The field can be broken down into a multitude of areas, including but not limited to:

Mobile security: This type of cyber security refers to the protection of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, and remote systems or hardware. Such practices are especially critical among businesses currently implementing or pursuing work-from-home practices.

Network security: This comprises all processes, policies, and practices used to secure one’s network systems and network-related resources, both hardware and software.

Cloud security: With the cloud becoming an increasingly popular tool in modern business – allowing for ease of remote work and communication – the ability to encrypt and secure such data in motion, in use, and in storage has grown ever-more crucial.

Application security: This type of security focuses on protecting the data of on-premise or cloud-based applications, Typically, such a measures are integrated during the design process of the application itself.

Storage security: These security practices focus on protecting the integrity of data while in storage, ensuring that it is also easily restorable in the case of a cyber attack (usually done through secured data copies).

Cyber security specialists typically launch their careers through recognised professional training, with vocational education and industry certification among the most popular pathways. These formal qualifications will typically offer a thorough, comprehensive understanding of fundamental concepts, while exercising their practical application in a workplace context. Additionally, they help verify one’s skills for the job market, ensuring potential employers that they’re up-to-date and competitive in the current landscape.

Certifications are also a recommended option for those who wish to specialise. The cyber security industry is comprised of many niche roles, positions, and specialities catering to varying skill levels and interests. By getting qualified under an industry-recognised qualification such as CompTIA Network+, for example, you get to hone your security knowledge in the specific area of network systems – helping further your chances of landing a role in this specialty.

Of course, the more practical experience you’ve got under your belt, the better. Pursuing an internship, a personal project, or collaborating with other like-minded professionals are all effective ways of putting your knowledge to practice, helping you build a more hands-on understanding of the field (and equipping you with the job-ready experience to land high-paying jobs on the market).

We have a mix of both nationally recognised courses and non-accredited training options. Nationally recognised qualifications can be identified with the Nationally Recognised Training logo.

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