If you're looking to specialise in Network Security, this is the qualification for you.  This course is mapped to the worlds leading vendor certifications such as Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, CCENT), CompTIA (Server+, Network+, Security+) and EC-Council (CEH). This allows you to not only come away with a Nationally Recognised Qualification, but you'll also be ready to sit exams and become certified with these leading vendors. You'll gain the skills and knowledge to plan, design, manage and monitor an enterprise information and communications technology (ICT) network as an independent ICT specialist or as part of a team responsible for advanced ICT network security systems. The qualification has a high-level ICT technical base with appropriate security units and the ability to specialise in a number of areas, including voice, wireless, network infrastructure and sustainability.


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100% online delivery

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Get recognised across Australia
Get recognised across Australia

This is a nationally accredited qualification

Industry recognition
Industry recognition

Complete this course and cover the learning materials required for Vendor Certification

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Course Description

Course Structure

This program has been created with a blend of vendor specific, vendor neutral, and trainer developed materials. Vendor training is recognised internationally as an industry benchmark for product specific training. Upskilled uses an online Learning Management System to manage the delivery and assessment of learning resources. The program is conducted over a 12 month period through webinars, distance education, and online materials.

Vendor Courses*
  • CompTIA Server+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+ Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
  • Cisco Certified Entry Network Technician (CCENT)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) (CCNA Security)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP Security)
  • EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH)
Vendor Neutral Courses
  • Project Management
  • ITIL
  • Change Management
  • Sustainability
Upskilled Courses/Workshops
  • Privacy, Ethics and Copyright
  • Business Needs

* Vendor exams are not included in the Upskilled course

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:


  • Demonstrated vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior network support roles, including administrator, operations analyst, technician, operations, or support coordinator/technician.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Participants often come with experience in one or more ICT competencies, vocationally acquired from a range of sources (both formal and otherwise). Upskilled acknowledges the validity of such experience and encourages candidates to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning where applicable. Upskilled's RPL Calculator is a guide to initial RPL standing, although participants are sometimes entitled to further RPL as enrolment progresses.


Assessment is summative and formative with set assignments, project work, and questionnaires.


Upskilled Information Technology courses include detailed learning materials, assessments, online trainer support and upon successful completion, certification for ICT60215 Advanced Diploma of Network Security.

IT students also have access to Pluralsight's online training library, one of the most comprehensive online video training libraries in the world and is delivered by those in the industry. The content is accessible 24/7 so you can study and further your skills whenever it suits you.


This qualification utilises many and varied types of learning materials and assessments. These resources are managed and provided through Upskilled’s Learning Management System, MyUpskilled. Access to a Microsoft based Personal Computer and an internet connection is required to complete any Upskilled IT qualification that utilises Microsoft Academy Courses (listed above).

Unit Outline

The online e-Learning course addresses the following units of competency from the National ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the diploma. 

The program is broken into 4 logical clusters of training within the broad category of ICT systems: 1/ Core Infrastructure; 2/ Continuity & Security; 3/ Continuous Improvement; and 4/ Service Delivery & Governanc

Unit Code
Unit Name
ICTNWK502Implement secure encryption technologies
ICTNWK601Design and implement a security system
ICTNWK509Design and implement a security perimeter for ICT networks
ICTSUS601Integrate sustainability in ICT planning and design projects
ICTNWK602Plan, configure and test advanced server based security
ICTNWK608Configure network devices for a secure network infrastructure
ICTNWK609Configure and manage intrusion prevention system on network sensors
ICTNWK603Plan, configure and test advanced internetwork routing solutions
ICTNWK613Develop plans to manage structured troubleshooting process of enterprise networks
ICTNWK612Plan and manage troubleshooting advanced integrated IP networks
ICTNWK607Design and implement wireless network security
ICTNWK604Plan and configure advanced internetwork switching solutions

Career Outcomes

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Network security administrator or coordinator
  • Network security engineer
  • Enterprise systems security administrator
  • Systems security designer
  • Network security analyst
  • Administrator or coordinator network security

Further Study

Pathways from the qualification

ICT Graduate Certificate qualifications or other relevant higher education sector qualifications.

For information about Pathways to University, click here.

* Vendor Certifications are current at the time of publishing but are subject to change as these are managed by external organisations to Upskilled.

Flexible Payment Options

Upskilled offers three flexible payment options for our students. Enquire now for more information on payment methods and government funding.

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Total course cost: $5,397.50

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Total course cost: $6,350

Government subsidies

This course is eligible for Smart & Skilled (NSW) and User Choice (ACT) funding. Enquire now to find out if you're eligible.

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