Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security


Program summary

Enter the world of cyber security.

Take your first step into a growing global field with a foundational qualification in cyber security and cyber crime. Working with case studies, real data and insider expert knowledge, you’ll be exposed to emerging cyber security threats and issues, and learn cutting-edge methodologies as you develop the skills for cyber security investigations.

Whether you work in ICT and want to build specialist knowledge, or are new to the field, this qualification provides your introduction to the fast-growing cyber security profession.

Continue towards master’s level with the Master of Cyber Investigation and Forensics.

In this program you will:

  • Develop cyber tradecraft skills and competencies, including an introduction to cryptocurrencies, encryption, device and network security, vulnerability testing as well as cyber investigation strategies to locate the offender.
  • Learn to identify and analyse digital artefacts and technologies involved in cybercrime.
  • Apply and use a range of basic software and hardware in cyber investigations.
  • Identify points of attack on devices and networks and secure them.
  • Sharpen your critical thinking, investigative and ethical skills.
Admission requirements

To be considered for admission candidates would normally be required to possess an undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution with a technology-related course work component or equivalent.


Entry-level cyber security analyst, junior security and operations analyst, cyber security consultant

Application and admission advice

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What will I study

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Program requirements
  • Successfully complete 48 units as outlined in the program structure.

How to apply

Am I eligible to apply?
Domestic students
  1. Download and complete the Application for postgraduate coursework form and submit directly to USC.
  2. Lodge the completed application form with supporting documentation to Student Central by the due date.
International students

Apply direct to USC International

More information

International students should contact USC International

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