Course Title: Manage system security

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6068 Advanced Diploma of Computer Science

Course Title: Manage system security

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term1 2011,
Term2 2011

Course Contact: Leonardo Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: 03 9925-4711

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course introduces the student to concepts about managing system security as well as identifying threats to network systems. How to maintain a network and protecting data and to do an audit on a network. As well understand what computer viruses are and how to protect data using different encryption techniques that are available today. Understand the basic function of firewalls. What responsibilities do network administration cover?

Basic computer literacy and basic Internet experience are mandatory. Prior experience with computer hardware, binary maths, basic electronics and command line interfaces is desired but not mandatory.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

ICAITS118B Manage system security


• Identify appropriate controls

• Identify threats to system

• Implement additional security procedures

• Incorporate controls into the system

• Review audit needs

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

The student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent.
Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including projects, assessments, quiz which are not assessed and final exam..

Final exam 50%

assignment 1 25%

assignment 2 250%

All assessment must be passed satisfactory.