Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online] (GCertCyberSecurity[Online])

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

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The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online] is designed to meet the demand for cyber security professionals in public, NGO, law enforcement, and commercial sectors. It provides a strong analytical framework to understand the challenges, problems and solutions of cyber security from a range of professional perspectives. Students will develop technical and business knowledge and learn to apply this through a managerial perspective skills to help secure an organisation’s information systems. It provides advanced standing to further learning in the Master of Cyber Security [Online].

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online] is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 year. However, this program is only offered part-time for a duration of 0.7 year.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the technical practice of Cyber Security, and its application within industry contexts.
  2. Apply the principles of Cyber Security within real-world contexts.
  3. Demonstrate professional attitudes, standards and values.
  4. Use interpersonal skills to enable effective communication with a range of audiences.


Condition of Enrolment

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online]

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online].

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security [Online], the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of 12 units, comprising:

  • Core courses to the value of 12 units
  • Students without a programming background are required to take COMP SCI 7210OL Foundations of Computer Science - Python A in lieu of POLIS 7024OL Political Institutions and Policy-Making

Core Courses