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  • Learning MethodOnline
  • IntakesNovember, February, April, June, July, September
  • LocationsAustralia Wide
  • DurationPart Time 18 months

Course Overview

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The online Certificate IV in Cyber Security equips you with practical skills and knowledge to excel in a technical support role within a cyber security operations center. It serves as an excellent entry point for those interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity. By completing this program, you’ll acquire the knowledge and technical skills necessary to monitor the risk of cyber security attacks, implement appropriate software, employ a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats, safeguard organizations from insider security breaches, and design systems to minimize network vulnerabilities and risks.

This course will open many avenues for you as a cyber security support officer, desktop support technician, cyber security intrusion tester, security support officer or security PEN tester, to name a few. 


Job Outcomes


  • Cyber security support officer
  • Desktop support technician
  • Cyber security intrusion tester
  • Security support officer
  • Security PEN tester
  • Network security support officer
  • Computer forensics technician
  • Website security support officer.

Pathways to further study:

  • 22610VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security
  • ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology
  • BIS17 Bachelor of Information Systems

Prerequisite & Entry Criteria


Applicants must have successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent or be of mature age. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Holmesglen also requires that all applicants possess the following abilities:

  • Turn on a computer.
  • Connect to the internet.
  • Use a mouse, keyboard, headset with a microphone or speakers, and a webcam.
  • Open and close a software application.
  • Conduct a search in a web browser.
  • Use webinar software to participate in remote learning.

Resources Required

Applicants intending to learn remotely will require access to a PC computer or laptop with the following minimum specifications:

  • Quad-Core CPU
  • 16GB of RAM
  • CPU with a minimum 2 GHz processor or faster
  • 250GB of storage
  • Windows 10 OS, or virtual machine installed with Windows 10 OS (available free from
  • Headset with microphone (webcam optional but preferred)
  • Access to an internet connection

Prior to enrolment or commencement of training, you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a Pre-Training Review interview. These will assist with determining your suitability for the course, verify your training plan and identify any learning support needs.

Prerequisite Unit Requirements
To study VU23218 Implement network security infrastructure for an organization, learners must complete the prerequisite unit:

  • VU23213 – Utilize basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security.
  • o study VU23220 Develop and carry out a cyber security industry project, learners must complete the prerequisite units:
  • VU23213 – Utilize basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
  • VU23215 – Test concepts and procedures for cyber security


VU23217        Recognize the need for cyber security in an organization.

BSBINS401    Analyse and present research information

VU23213        Utilize basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security.

VU23214        Configure and secure networked end points

ICTPRG435 Write scripts for software applications.

ICTCLD401 Configure cloud services.

VU23222        Expose website security vulnerabilities.

VU23223        Apply cyber security legislation, privacy and ethical practices.

BSBWHS309 Contribute effectively to WHS communication and consultation processes.

ICTNWK422 Install and manage servers.

VU23215        Test concepts and procedures for cyber security

VU23219        Manage the security infrastructure for an organization.

VU23221        Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise.

VU23218        Implement network security infrastructure for an organization.

VU23220        Develop and carry out a cyber security industry project.

ICTICT443    Work collaboratively in the ICT industry



Please enquire directly with Holmesglen TAFE via their website to find out more. 

About the Institution

Holmesglen is one of the largest government-owned TAFE's in Victoria. RTO: 0416.