ICT60220 Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Specialisation in Cyber Security)

Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Course Code: ICT60220
CRICOS Code: 105626D
Delivery mode: On Campus
Course Duration: 2 years
Location: Sydney Campus




Demand for IT skills in 5 years




Job postings in 2nd quarter of 2020




Jobs will be automated in the next three years


The Advanced Diploma of IT with a specialisation in Cyber Security focuses on infrastructure security targeting medium and large enterprises. It teaches the fundamentals of firewalls and router/switch technology, securing and configuring enterprise-level devices and communication networks, planning and implementing troubleshooting and improving business security.

By undertaking this course, students will develop the necessary skills and knowledge across a variety of cybersecurity topics, using specialised software.

By simulating real-world scenarios, students will experience a hands-on learning environment to configure business machines and perform penetrating testing and ethical hacking as a means of finding security solutions to improve overall business security, as well as familiarise themselves with the specialised software that is prevalent to the industry.

As one of Australia’s fastest growing fields in the IT industry, an Advanced Diploma in Cyber Security is highly valuable and in significant demand.   

By undertaking this course, you will: 

  • Develop hands-on skills using industry-standard software such as Oracle Virtual Box, Intel, Ubuntu Linux and Kali Linux.  
  • Build a strong background in network security  
  • Strengthen your skills in enterprise-level network requirements and securing business enterprises

Graduates of this qualification can expect to work in roles such as:

• Cyber Security Administrator
• Network Security Analyst
• Network Security Specialist
• E-security Specialist
• ICT Security Specialist
• IT Security Administrator
• IT Security Analyst
• IT Security Specialist

Design, build and test network servers
ICTNWK537Implement secure encryption technologies
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices 
ICTCYS612Design and implement virtualised cyber security infrastructure for organisations
ICTCYS608Perform cyber security risk assessments
BSBTWK502Manage team effectiveness
ICTCYS604Implement best practices for identity management
BSBCRT611Apply critical thinking for complex problem solving
ICTCYS606Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with cyber security standards and law
ICTCYS603Undertake penetration testing for organisations
ICTNWK543Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise switches
ICTNWK542Install, operate and troubleshoot medium enterprise routers
ICTCYS602Implement cyber security operations
ICTSAD609Plan and monitor business analysis activities in an ICT environment
ICTICT618Manage IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTICT608Interact with clients on a business level

Every student will have an initial interview to assess their individual learning needs and their language, literacy and numeracy skills.

• Completed Australian Year 12 or equivalent
• IELTS 6.0 English language equivalence if a non-native English speaker
• Be aged over 17 for Domestic Students and over 18 for International Students.

Blended learning – 33% online and 67% face-to-face learning.

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