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ICT50220

Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

This ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) (Release 2) course will help prepare you for a career as a Network Security Specialist.

You'll gain a deeper understanding of the industry, and utilise your demonstrable problem-solving skills, with a special focus on managing and maintaining vulnerabilities in computer systems.

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Nationally recognised
Average 18-24 months
20 units of competency
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Course Summary

Duration
Average 18-24 months
Units
20 units of competency
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) (Release 2) 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.


What you'll learn

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

Interested in another specialisation? Check out our other Information Technology courses below:


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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.
 
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.

Hear from our students about their experience studying with Upskilled:
 

 

Course Detail

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.


About Self-Paced Learning

Upskilled wants to ensure that you get the best online learning experience, which is why we offer flexible and self-paced courses to suit your needs.

While online learning provides you with the flexibility of managing both your personal and work schedule, it's important to have a consistent approach so you don't fall behind.

We want to help you succeed, which is why all the courses delivered through Upskilled come with a training plan to help you stay on track.

On average, Upskilled students take approximately 13 months to finish a course.

Simply put, the more hours you dedicate to your course, the closer you'll be to the finish line.


Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated, well-organised, experienced and committed to making time to study can complete the qualification at an accelerated pace.

Please speak with one of our Education Consultants about your study and course completion goals.
 

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTNWK420
    Install and configure virtual machines

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement virtualisation technologies with the goal of providing a more sustainable information and communications technology (ICT) environment. It applies to individuals who work in the network area of organisations and are responsible for the use of virtual machines to increase sustainability.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ICTCLD401
    Configure cloud services

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to configure core cloud services including compute, storage, databases and autoscaling according to business needs and workload. The unit applies to cloud computing architects, developers and cloud engineers utilising cloud services and those engaged in deploying cloud computing solutions for a business.

  • BSBXCS404
    Contribute to cyber security risk management

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to cyber security risk management, which includes assisting in developing and managing associated risk management strategies. It applies to those working in a broad range of industries and job roles who work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management 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.

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Entry requirements

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There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:
  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment. 

To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:
  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 12.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.

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Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.

Government funding options for:
Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

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Career 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

Our IT trainers are highly dedicated and have the technical skills and knowledge needed to get you up-to-date with the latest trends in the industry. With a range of qualifications offered in web development, cyber security and networking, our specialist trainers will provide you with the guidance needed to find career success in IT.

The IT faculty will give you the opportunity to build rapport with your trainers during your studies. The facilitation of 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom may be done throughout your course where you can receive further support and guidance by your trainers. It also gives you the opportunity to virtually collaborate with other students when undertaking your assessments. 

FAQs

What is cyber security?

Cyber Security is a specialisation within the area of information technology which focuses on the protection of computer systems, networks and information from threats, malicious attacks, and the disruption of services.

Cyber security professionals are responsible for identifying, analysing and evaluating threats to the security of computer systems and networks for organisations, and ensuring procedures are in place to protect them against risks.

With the number of data breaches and instances of hacking rising each year, the demand for skilled cyber security professionals has never been higher.

What can I learn from a ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)?

Cyber security is an area with massive growth potential, and the ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) can help you prepare in pursuing work as a network security specialist.

To work as a skilled cyber security professional, you will need to be prepared to hold a high level of responsibility as you’ll be protecting sensitive information and data. You’ll also need to be able to respond to incidents when they do occur. This qualification can equip you with the skills and knowledge to tackle challenges head on and provide a great foundation towards an exciting career in cyber security. 

From the online diploma course, you will build job-ready skills that enable you to:
  • Perform cyber security risk assessments and analyse threats
  • Implement policies and procedures that promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • Research, analyse and interpret threat data, inconsistencies and discrepancies
  • Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
The ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is an online course program that can provide you with the flexibility to balance both your personal and work priorities. It also means that you can go at a pace that suits your lifestyle, too.

Students who successfully complete this qualification may be eligible to pursue a career as s:
  • Network Security Specialist
  • Network Security Engineer
Looking for another IT course? Check out the following course offerings we have below: 

What is the eligibility criteria to enrol in a diploma in Cyber Security?

There are no specific entry requirements for this course, however, to ensure that this online course program is right for you, you'll need to speak to one of our education consultants before enrolling into the ICT50220 - Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security). 

This will give you the opportunity to learn more about the course and how it may help you develop job-ready skills for a career in cyber security.

Your education consultant may also ask you questions about your skills and experience to help understand your current career trajectory. We've made this as an eligibility criteria for the course but this should be taken as a guide only. 

Below are some requirements that can help us determine if the course is right for you:
  • 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 of age at the time of your admission.

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