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ICT50220
Diploma of

Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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Nationally recognised
Duration up to 18 months
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20 units of competency
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Summary

Cyber security is a specialisation with a massive growth in demand as many businesses are shifting to online and need more security coverage for their networks. If you're looking to boost your knowledge and skills, our ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) can help you prepare in pursuing work as a network security specialist.

If you're a digital native and naturally love to tackle challenges head-on, this course will help sharpen your skillset and provide a great foundation towards an exciting career in cyber security.

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24/7 access to online courses
Our online courses mean you can study anytime, anywhere. Adjust your study schedule to a time that suits you best.
Nationally Recognised Training
This is a Nationally Recognised Training and VET Accredited course that sits within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).
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Detail

Duration
Up to 18 months
Units
20 units of competency
This qualification will suit you if you have a strong interest working as an IT professional specialising in cyber security. You'll be trained in areas such as designing and implementing security systems, integration of sustainability measures of ICT projects and implementation of secure encryption technologies.This nationally-recognised course can help you feel prepared for an exciting career in cyber security as demand for this specialisation is set to grow in the coming years.
Course structure

This qualification comprises units that will provide you with training in cyber security, covering a broad range of topics that can prepare you for job roles within this specialisation. From the online course, you'll learn to:

  • Perform cyber security risk assessments
  • Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
  • Manage network security
  • Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
  • Design, build and test network servers


Other personal skills you may learn along the way include:

  • Strengthening problem-solving skills
  • Leading a team in an IT environment
  • Analytical thinking skills

 

Work in a simulated workplace
In order to feel "work-ready" in the ICT industry, Upskilled ensures that you're working on real world scenarios.

By offering a simulated workplace, you'll get the chance to work on tasks that are commonly done in an ICT work environment. You'll have access to the simulated workplace via our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled. The aim of working in the simulated workplace is to set a context to the assessment tasks you would be required to complete.

 

Inclusions
By choosing Upskilled, you will gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:
  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers 
  • Online tutorials
Video content access to: Access to Pluralsight is provided as you progress throughout the course and may not be available or relevant in every unit.
 
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Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details. 

After enrolment, you can download the application from MyUpskilled, or on request from Student Support. A trainer will be then be assigned to assess your elibigility for RPL and/or CT. 
Assessment
This course will have you undertake summative and formative assessments, write reports and/or create a portfolio, and participate in role-playing scenarios. You'll also be working on a variety of projects that require your own research as well as answering various written/oral questions that apply the theory you learn into practice.

Subjects

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
BSBXTW401
Lead and facilitate a team

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to effectively lead and facilitate a team in a workplace within any industry. This unit has a specific focus on the teamwork skills required for team leader or supervisor level (depending on organisational structure) workers with responsibility for others or teams.

BSBXCS402
Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security.

ICTICT532
Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain professional and ethical conduct, as well as to ensure that personal information of stakeholders is handled in a confidential and professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. It applies to ICT personnel who are required to gather information to determine the organisation's code of ethics and protect and maintain privacy policies and system security.

ICTSAS527
Manage client problems

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to liaise and support clients to manage and resolve problems in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who apply high level technical and specialised knowledge in assisting clients to support, manage and resolve problems.

ICTICT517
Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to ensure information and communications technology (ICT) products and systems match the strategic direction of the organisation. It applies to individuals whose responsibilities may include improving, evaluating, acquiring, maintaining and supporting ICT for organisations. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

BSBCRT512
Originate and develop concepts

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to originate and develop concepts for products, programs, processes or services to an operational level. The unit applies to individuals who develop concepts for any business or community activity or process. This may include marketing and advertising campaigns, staff development programs, information technology and communication systems, radio and television programs and entertainment events. These individuals operate with a high degree of autonomy and also collaborate with others to generate ideas and refine concepts for implementation.

ICTCYS407
Gather, analyse and interpret threat data

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to gather data from various sources, analyse, and interpret information for threats, inconsistencies and discrepancies. It applies to individuals who work in information technology security, including network and security specialists, and gather logs from devices, check abnormalities and respond accordingly. These individuals are responsible for supporting and preventing cyber threats attacking data in all business functions and in any industry context.

ICTSAS524
Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement an incident response plan. The results of the incident response plan must be evaluated if they affect the mission of the organisation. It applies to individuals who apply high-level technical skills and specialised knowledge to provide broad systems administration and support functions.

BSBCRT411
Apply critical thinking to work practices

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to use advanced-level critical thinking skills in a workplace context. This includes using methods of analysis, synthesis and evaluation. The unit applies to individuals who evaluate existing or proposed work practices. These individuals are typically responsible for reviewing or developing work processes, products or services that may be proposed or already existing.

ICTSAS526
Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse the impact of the system on the organisation and carry out risk analysis, disaster recovery and contingency planning. It applies to individuals who apply a wide range of higher-level technical skills and systematic problem-solving approaches in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related areas.

ICTNWK540
Design, build and test network servers

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design, install and test servers in complex network environments. It applies to individuals who are employed in network or systems engineering roles or similar and are required to design and build network servers in a complex computing environment of medium-to-large organisations.

ICTNWK559
Install an enterprise virtual computing environment

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies to implement and enhance the efficiency and reliability of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals working in senior networking roles, and responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation or similar environment.

ICTCLD506
Implement virtual network in cloud environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design and configure a virtual network according to networking requirements for a multi-tiered application on a cloud platform. The unit applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing operations to program, implement and maintain cloud computing solutions to support a business.

ICTNWK557
Configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure and manage advanced virtual computing environments and to provide a more efficient and reliable Information and Communications Technology (ICT) environment. It applies to senior networking staff who are responsible for increasing the sustainability of an organisation.

ICTCLD508
Manage infrastructure in cloud environments

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure, monitor, maintain and update resources running in a cloud environment. It applies to cloud engineers, cloud systems administrators and those who work within cloud computing environments and responsible for the day-to-day running of cloud resources.

ICTNWK546
Manage network security

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to implement and manage security functions throughout a network. It applies to individuals with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expertise and lead the development of strategic reviews of security and provide technical advice, guidance and leadership in resolution of specified problems.

ICTCYS613
Utilise design methodologies for security architecture

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to design security architecture to organisation requirements, utilising specific design methodologies. It applies to those who work in roles as senior network systems and server administrators,cyber security engineers, DevOps engineers and cyber security solutions architects and are responsible for designing security solutions.

ICTCYS610
Protect critical infrastructure for organisations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to analyse an organisation’s critical cyber operations and develop and implement a critical protections strategy that addresses the needs of the organisation. It applies to those who work as senior network and server administrators, cyber security analysts, security engineers, network engineers other cyber security related roles and are responsible for cyber security activities, including researching, developing and implementing protection strategies.

BSBPEF402
Develop personal work priorities

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and prioritise own work tasks. It also addresses the skills and knowledge to monitor and obtain feedback on personal work performance. The unit applies to individuals who are required to design their own work schedules and work plans and to establish priorities for their work. They will typically hold some responsibilities for the work of others and have some autonomy in relation to their own role.

ICTICT435
Create technical documentation

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create technical documentation that is clear and understandable for the target audience and both easy to navigate and apply. It applies to individuals working as technical writers, designers, developers and support staff, who are required to produce technical support documents of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) related work.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be able to pursue the following career outcomes.
Career outcomes
Education pathways
This course might include a pathway to university, which are subject to change. Please speak to one of our Education Consultants for more information.

Educators

Upskilled wants to make sure you aren't alone during your studies, so you'll have assigned specialist trainers for various units based on their expertise and industry knowledge.

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These entry requirements are here as a guide and it's always best to talk to one of our Education Consultants, as they're trained to ensure that you're enrolled in a course that aligns with your career goals.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:
  • have 3-5 years of experience with ICT products,
OR
  • hold a Diploma in a similar discipline,
OR
  • hold a premier vendor certification.

You'll also need to be at least 18 years at the time of admission.

If you're under 18, please speak with our Education Consultants to find out about your eligibility.

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