C4424 - Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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Plan: C4424 - Certificate IV in Cyber Security
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Certificate IV in Cyber Security
Qualification national code: 22603VIC
Nominal hours: 890
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne, City Campus
Owning school: Future Technologies (520T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/schools-colleges/college-of-vocational-education
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

Certificate IV in Cyber Security is a technician-level course. It provides participants with knowledge and a range of technical skills to enable them to seek employment as cyber security technicians in a range of organisations and government bodies. 

Graduates of the course will be able to seek employment as cyber security practitioners in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies. 

The program objectives are: 

  • To gain a comprehensive set of technical skills in Cyber Security
  • To develop skills and knowledge in network fundamentals, communication and research, understanding the need for cybersecurity and monitoring the risk of cyber-attacks
  • To develop the skills to use a range of software and tools and procedures to mitigate cyber threats, protect an organisation from insider security breaches and develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks
  • To enable graduates to seek employment as a cybersecurity practitioner in a range of commercial enterprises, organisations and government bodies
  • To provide a pathway for you into the Associate Degree in Information Technology
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Articulation and pathways

Upon successful completion of RMIT's C4424 Certificate IV in Cyber Security program students will be guaranteed  entry into the following programs.

- C5402 Diploma of Information Technology

- C5402AN Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking)

- C5402CE Diploma of Information Technology (Cloud Engineering)

- C5402CS Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

- AD006P24 Associate Degree in Information Technology

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Entrance requirements

There are no minimum academic entry requirements for this program.

Applicants must meet the minimum University entry requirements for this program.

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External accreditation and industry links

Australian Computer Society Associate

Students engaged in this program and over 16 years of age are eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) https://www.acs.org.au/

Information Technology Program Advisory Committee

The Future Technology cluster has a very strong Industry Advisory Committee, which is the main link between the program and industry. Membership includes staff from ICT Industries based locally. The committee provides feedback on the currency of our programs, and the changing needs of industry and has input into the design of new programs. It also actively contributes to the cluster through participation in industrial seminars and visits, marketing events, industry awards and scholarships.  

Student engagement with industry

Students are invited to industry expos and training events

  • Cisco conference
  • Microsoft expo
  • VMWare expo
  • Telstra emerging technologies
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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University, you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the library.  You can access books, journals and other course-related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books.  Through our document delivery service, you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources.  If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.  Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask A Librarian service.

The library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it.  All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find out more information on Library resources and services at http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.

Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • Transition to tertiary study and learning
  • Study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • Enabling assistance if you have a disability, long-term medical condition or other form of disadvantage that may impact your learning
  • Career development and employment
  • Living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • Opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • Opportunities for participating in arts, sports, recreation, and fitness activities as well as student activities and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
You can find out more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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RMIT University is committed to providing a harmonious study and work environment for all students and staff. The University recognises your right to raise concerns about academic, administrative or support services without recrimination and has policies and procedures to assist in the resolution of complaints.

Please consult the student complaints section of the RMIT website for further information.

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