Course Title: Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2022

Course Code: COSC7392C

Course Title: Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT:

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: 

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance. 

School: 520T Future Technologies

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5402 - Diploma of Information Technology

Course Contact: Luke Eberbach

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4381

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will gain the skills and knowledge required to promote cyber security in a work area.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices


1. Develop cyber security awareness in work area

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Establish current level of awareness in work area relating to cyber security

1.2 Create and maintain cyber security awareness program that reflects organisation-wide best practice

1.3 Contribute to developing cyber security policies and procedures, and communicate to required personnel


2. Support effective cyber security practices in work area

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Review cyber security practices according to organisational policies and procedures

2.2 Arrange training and information updates as required, and maintain related records

2.3 Present insights from review and training to required personnel, and potential related impacts on workplace


3. Review cyber security awareness in work area

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Review latest cyber security threats and trends impacting organisations

3.2 Document outcomes of review and suggested improvements for consideration by required personnel

3.3 Communicate review outcomes and cyber security improvement requirements according to organisational policies and procedures

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

Details of Learning Activities

The delivery mode involves attending classes via the internet, through RMIT's Canvas LMS online portal - where week-by-week delivery and content is accessed by Collaborate Ultra platform and workplace simulated activities. 

The learning activities include 
• Case studies 
Weekly online topics to:
• Collaborative classroom activities focusing on Cyber security within workplace scenarios
• Peer interaction - group discussion
• Simulated Network environments
• Accessing information on-line 
• Workplace activities

Teaching Schedule



                        Topics  Assessment Tasks
1 INTRODUCTION to Course  

  Cyber Security Threats

3 Security Policies / Cyber Security Policy  
4 Security Guildelines & Processes  

Cyber Security Tools Pt1

Assessment  Task 1 Brief- Release

Cyber Security Tools Pt2

Assessment  Task 1 - Start
7 Data Breach  
8 Encryption  

------- MID-SEMESTER BREAK  -------

 No Classes* Apil 14-20


Memory Sanitization

 10 Reporting Cyber Attacks


 11 Cyber Security Training Pt1   

 Cyber Security Training Pt2 (System Access)



13 Cyber Security Training Pt3 ( Applications)  
14 Australian Standards  KnowledgeTest

Assessment Task 2 Start


International Standards 

 Assessment 1 Submission


Continue to Develop - Associations - Certificates



Assessment 2 Submission


Assessment Re-Submissions

 18 Assessment Re-Submissions  

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

All essential resources are supplied in CANVAS and via the CISCO Netacad internet site.

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 presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: IT Project  Week 6 to 14

This project is one of two assessment tasks completed successfully, in order to be deemed competent for this unit.  Completing this project allows you to demonstrate your ability to:

  • develop cyber security awareness in a work area by applying an up-to-date knowledge in line with company policies and procedures
  • be able to support cyber security practice in the workplace by planning, training, and reviewing personnel behaviours on site and when working remotely
  • document and report suggested improvements to specific individuals and management

Assessment Task 2: Knowledge Questions Week 12 -15

This is assessment task two of two that you need to complete successfully, in order to be deemed competent for this unit.  This assessment covers the knowledge needed to develop workplace cyber security awareness and follow best practices.

You must demonstrate a knowledge of:

  • Australian and International organisations within IT/Cybersecurity information management
  • Current legislative requirements relating to data protection and data breach events.
  • Organisational policies and procedures for managing information and various devices.
  • Local Government sources of information on current threats and risks within workplace strategies
  • Techniques for promoting workplace cyber security awareness and training via simulated activities.

Assessment Matrix

Elements and Performance Criteria

Assessment 1 


















 Knowledge Evidence

Assessment 2 Knowledge  

data protection


implications of Notifiable Data Breach legislation on an organisation and other associated Australian privacy laws

established international legislation


securely storing, sharing and managing information


encryption, and protocols for its uses


data classification and management


media/document labelling

data governance


acceptable use


bring your own device


Australian government sources of information on current threats


Risks associated with workplace cyber security

Strategies and techniques for promoting workplace cyber security


implementing and promoting workplace cyber security awareness


facilitating training that promotes cyber security awareness, including the use of simulated activities.


Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
  • Current
  • Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
maths and science developmental support and advice 
English language development 

Please Refer to find more information about Study and learning Support 

Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
Please refer to to find more information about services offered by Equitable Learning Services (ELS).

Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgement as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 

Special consideration: 

Please Refer to find more information about special consideration 

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