Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course Code
Professional, Creative & Environment
Study Area(s)
Information Technology
Course Length
Full-time(12 Months)

Start Date(s): 1/08/2022
End Date(s): 12 months
Days and Time: 4 days a week

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, video conferencing (classroom simulation) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements; where safe and practical to implement. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

Cyber Security skills are in high-demand for every organisation and is one of the fastest growing professions

By undertaking this qualification you will develop key skills in problem-solving, collaboration, critical thinking and technical skills in data analytics, cloud platforms, network infrastructure, programming, ethics and privacy.

Utilising industry-leading technologies such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Splunk, Palo Alto Networks and Cisco, your training will ensure you gain the skills and knowledge industry demand.

As a cyber security practitioner you will develop practical skills to:

  • monitor, detect and respond to cyber security incidents
  • engage and escalate incidents to an appropriate level
  • work with others to elevate cyber security awareness in an organisation

In this course you will undertake studies in:

  • IT and Network Fundamentals
  • Scripting for applications
  • Introductory Data Analysis
  • Introductory PEN Testing and Web Security
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Security Industry Awareness and Trends
  • Incident Response and Recovery

Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you are aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the tuition fee through JobTrainer. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).

Normally a Skills First student is only entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver. However, you may be able to enrol even if you have previously used your Free TAFE entitlement in a second Free TAFE course under JobTrainer. You may be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement.

Click here for course modules


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBWHS401Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements (BSBWHS401)50
ICTPRG407Write script for software applications (ICTPRG407)40
RIICOM301DCommunicate Information (RIICOM301D)30
VU21988Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security (VU21988)80
VU21989Test concepts and procedures for cyber security (VU21989)60
VU21990Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation (VU21990)60
VU21991Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation (VU21991)80
VU21992Develop a cyber security industry project (VU21992)120
BSBRES401Analyse And Present Research Information (BSBRES401)40
ICTICT418Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment (ICTICT418)40


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
ICTPRG405Automate processes (ICTPRG405)40
VU21993Secure a networked personal computer (VU21993)60
VU21994Perform basic cyber security data analysis (VU21994)20
VU21995Manage the security infrastructure for the organisation (VU21995)80
VU21996Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise (VU21996)40
VU21997Expose website security vulnerabilities (VU21997)40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessments may include written, oral or practical assessment methods.

You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

What will I study?

For a listing of the course subjects, please click on the course module listing link in the Course Overview section

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
880 880 $4.60 $0.92 $12.23

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course.

Applications from mature-aged students with work experience in a related field are encouraged.

Where and how can I study?

You can study this course at our Cremorne campus on a full-time basis.

What employment opportunities will I have?

?This course may lead to employment in a Government or a Commercial organisation, in a variety of roles which may include:

  • Cyber Security Technician
  • Cyber Analyst
  • Incident Response Officer
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Administrator

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

In the Certificate IV in Cyber Security you will gain skills in:

  • IT and Network Fundamentals
  • Scripting for applications
  • Introductory Data Analysis
  • Introductory PEN Testing and Web Security
  • Network Security
  • Cyber Security Industry Awareness and Trends
  • Incident Response and Recovery

What qualifications will I receive?

On completion of this course, you will be awarded the state accredited Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC)

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

Upon completion of the Certificate IV in Cyber Security students will have the opportunity to articulate to a range of La Trobe University degree offerings.

Refer to Pathways to University page for further information.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above. For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.