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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Forensics

Become a cyber forensics specialist. In this program, you'll build on your knowledge of ICT and cyber environments and become knowledgeable in computer forensics. Designed by industry experts, you'll learn across a range of digital applications and be exposed to contemporary cyber scenarios.

In this program you will:

  • Understand the legal and ethical issues associated with cyber forensics and investigations
  • Develop relevant, specialist knowledge and skills across a range of digital applications and cyber scenarios
  • Develop competencies within a holistic framework of professionalism, collaboration and critical self-reflective practice



1 year 1 year Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.
Part-time only Only a full-time option is available to international students on a Student visa. Online programs are not available to Student visa holders.

Indicative fees

Indicative 2024 fees (A$)

A$4,472 / A$11,496 - 2024 Fees CSP / Fee-paying
CSP / Fee-paying
A$14,000 Annual fee
Annual fee


  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2

Offshore International students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to International students studying in Australia on a student visa.

Career opportunities

  • Computer forensics specialist
  • Digital evidence practitioner

  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
  • Trimester 1
  • Trimester 2
Delivery mode
  • Online
  • Blended Learning
Total courses
Total units
1 year 1 year
UniSC program code
Program coordinator
Program structure
Required courses (4) 48 units

SEC701 Cyber Laws and the Rules of Evidence
SEC705 Digital Forensics 1
SEC706 Network Forensics
SEC707 Digital Forensics 2: Advanced concepts in Digital Forensics

Note: Program structures are subject to change. Not all UniSC courses are available on every UniSC campus.

Study sequences

This study sequence reflects the current program structure. Continuing students must follow their commencing structure, which can be found in the previous student handbooks.

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 field, or successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security.

Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this program can only study it fully online. This program is not available to onshore international students on a Student Visa.

Technology requirements

Students must also meet the computing requirements for cyber security programs.

Additional entry information

Standard English language requirements apply.

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

Prospective students must consider the Inherent Academic Requirements before applying to study this program.

Refer to Cyber Programs - Inherent Academic Requirements

UniSC strongly supports the rights of all people to pursue studies. The University embraces diversity and endeavours to accommodate all students.

What are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs)?

The IARs of a program are those fundamental skills, capabilities and knowledge that students must be able to demonstrate in order to achieve the essential learning outcomes of the program, while maintaining the academic integrity of that program.

Students with a disability or chronic health condition may be able to have reasonable adjustments made to enable them to meet these requirements.

UniSC is committed to making reasonable adjustments to teaching and learning, assessment, placement and other activities to enable students to participate in their program.

Reasonable adjustments must not fundamentally change the nature of the IAR.

Consideration is given to a student's cultural and religious background/beliefs, which may impact on participation in their program or course. For further information contact Student Support.

Why are Inherent Academic Requirements (IARs) important?

IARs ensure the academic integrity of a program is maintained and preserves the University's learning, assessment and accreditation processes. They must be met by all students.

How does this affect you?

To successfully complete a program at UniSC, you need to be able to meet all the Inherent Academic Requirements.

If you are applying for a program, you should read the IAR statement carefully to ensure you are able to meet them.

If you have a disability or chronic health condition, contact a UniSC Disability Advisor to talk about the adjustments that may be put in place so you can meet the requirements.

CSP estimate
Fee-paying estimate
A$11,496 - 2024 Fees
Annual tuition fee (A$, 2024)

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth supported places are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government so that students only pay 'student contribution" amounts. The student contribution amount will vary depending on the course you are studying and how much funding the Government provides.

If you accept a Commonwealth supported place you are a Commonwealth supported student. As a Commonwealth supported student you must make a contribution towards the cost of your education (unless you are enrolled in Enabling or Tertiary Preparation Pathway courses) with the majority of the cost met by the Commonwealth Government.

Commonwealth supported places are only available to domestic students. As a domestic student you are entitled to a Commonwealth supported place in an eligible program if you:

  • meet the citizenship and residency requirements
  • complete an electronic Commonwealth Assistance Form (eCAF)
  • meet the University's entry requirements for your chosen program.

Postgraduate coursework places

All postgraduate coursework programs are subject to tuition fees unless the postgraduate program is offered under Commonwealth support arrangements.

Eligible students (Australian citizens, permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand Citizens who hold a Special Category Visa and meet the eligibility requirements) may seek assistance to defer payment via a FEE-HELP loan.

Domestic applicants apply for admission direct to UniSC.

Find out about how to apply and key application closing dates.

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Student story

“Accessing and analysing relevant data can be complex and time consuming, but the skills taught at UniSC have enabled me to rapidly sort complex data and access both encrypted and deleted data.”

Ash Harrison Graduate
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