Course Title: Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4424 Certificate IV in Cyber Security

Course Title: Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 60

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


520T Future Technologies

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2023,
Term1 2024

Course Contact: Rakesh Kumar

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1409

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This course describes the performance outcome, knowledge and skills required to recognise threats, risks and vulnerabilities to cyber security in an organisation. The threats to an organisation include networks, machines, applications, data, users and infrastructure

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU23217 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation


1 Identify the need for cyber security for an organisation

2 Investigate common and emerging cyber security attacks, and techniques

3 Investigate methods to protect personal data and privacy

4 Examine methods used to protect an organisation's data

5 Investigate current Cyber Security Frameworks (CSF)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral/written presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS