The Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security is perfect for IT professionals and people who already have some experience in the world of cyber security. You can build on your existing skills and knowledge, and gain advanced skills fighting those cyber criminals!
You could be part of an integral team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network, supporting our defence forces, working in the world of banking or finance, or in a range of other industries and occupations where cyber security is critical. You will gain advanced skills through this course that will enable you to develop and maintain cyber security policies; develop and implement an overall cyber defence strategy; and rigorously test and work to protect a company’s digital, data and information assets.
Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course
To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.
If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.
Get qualified to work in this booming industry
The Australian Government's Cyber Security Strategy states that Australia, along with many other nations is facing a skills shortage in the field of cyber security and these skills are essential in our connected technology-enabled world. Current predictions estimate that we will see a worldwide deficit of 1.5 million information security professionals by 2020 while employment prospects for cyber security and related jobs in Australia will grow by 21% over the next 5 years according to Labour Market employment projections.
Both state and federal governments have made a commitment to ensure Australians have the opportunity to equip themselves with cyber security skills and North Metropolitan TAFE is a premier Cyber Security training provider at the paraprofessional level.
As a cyber security graduate, you could be a member of a team of security practitioners on the front line protecting the integrity of your company’s security perimeter and IT network. As an integral team member, you will work to develop and maintain the company’s cyber security policies and overall defence strategy and to rigorously test and work to protect the company’s information assets.
New students who have not studied the course that precedes this qualification must contact the area or apply instead for Certificate IV in CyberSecurity due to pre-requisite skills/knowledge requirements.
Join the ranks of cyber professionals and get ready for a ‘job of the future’
Malicious cyber activity is growing worldwide, driving a dramatic increase in demand for cyber security solutions. Over the next decade the Australian cyber security industry is forecast to almost triple in size. This growth translates into an additional 11,000 jobs.
Study our para professional qualification designed to deliver job-ready skills leading to specialisation as a cyber security expert. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills that will equip them to provide a comprehensive set of technical services beyond networking.
Gain these skills
- perform security risk assessments for an organisation
- implement best practice for identity management
- evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards, laws and codes of practice
- evaluate and implement security protection devices and software
- manage a cyber security environment
- assess and secure cloud services
- perform digital forensic investigations on workstations and mobile devices
Specialist facilities on-campus
Our state-of-the-art Training Cyber Security Operations Centre (TCSOC) provides a secure training environment designed to simulate realistic cyber-attacks relating to attack, defence and monitoring. The TCSOC provides a multi-campus centre based in Murdoch with ‘nodes’ at Thornlie and Rockingham campuses in order for all IT students to experience this leading edge training.
The Murdoch campus is centrally located to the Murdoch health and knowledge precinct, making it the ideal location for cyber security training. SM TAFE has networks with industry associations such as the Australian Computer Society, Australian Information Security Association and Health Informatics Society of Australia, ensuring our students have access to industry expertise and networking opportunities.
This qualification is also offered part-time. Use the get help form below to start a discussion with our training area.
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.