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Key details

Duration

Not available full-time
1 year/s part-time

Intake

Semester 1, Semester 2

Locations

Casuarina campus, Online
Not available to international students.

Credit points required

40

Course code

UITCS1
SATAC/UAC codes

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology (Cyber Security) complements your other information technology qualifications and allows you to specialise in cyber security in the modern world.

You will apply your knowledge in practical activities giving you the opportunity to work alongside industry leaders.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Fees

Both Commonwealth supported (CS) and full fee (FF) places are available for this course. If you would like to apply for a CS place use the SATAC code 1GC035 or UAC code 821100. If you would like to apply for a FF place you will need to use the SATAC code 1GC535 or UAC code 871100.

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:

(a) be an Australian citizen, who will complete some of your course of study while resident in Australia; or

(b) a New Zealand citizen; or an Australian permanent visa holder; or an eligible former permanent humanitarian visa holder; who studies the entire course while living in Australia.

Further information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

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What will I study?

The course consists of four core units that will prepare you with the necessary IT skills so that you are prepared for work when you graduate.

Course structure

The course stresses both the importance of theory and the application of theory in practice through projects and practical exercises.

You can study a Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (Cyber Security) online or on campus. Access to the internet is required for distance learning, with access to high speed broadband highly recommended.


A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit typeCredit PointsSpecific requirements
Core Units
(4 units)
40cpCompulsory Core units totalling 40 credit points as detailed below.

PRT571 Asset Security and Risk Management
PRT572 Communications and Network Security Engineering
PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security Operations
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software Development
 

 40cpTotal Credit Points

Course Rules (unless otherwise indicated in the above course structure)

Study plan


Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk ManagementCOPRT572 Communications and Network Security EngineeringCO
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software DevelopmentCOPRT573 Identity Access Management and Security OperationsCO

 

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

Legend:CO = Core UnitSE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1Semester 2
Year 1
  PRT572 Communications and Network Security EngineeringCO
  PRT573 Identity Access Management and Security OperationsCO
Year 2
PRT571 Asset Security and Risk ManagementCO  
PRT574 Security Assessment in Software DevelopmentCO  

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Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or equivalent international qualification with a major in computer science, information technology, information systems, statistics, mathematics, engineering, or a program with substantial quantitative competencies.

Consideration will also be given to applicants who have at least five years appropriate professional experience. Applicants must provide further documentation detailing their professional experience in the form of a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

To gain entry into Charles Darwin University, all Higher Education applicants must satisfy the University's English Language Proficiency Requirements for their chosen course of study. International applicants will be required to supply evidence of this at the time of application.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic ModuleA minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)A minimum overall score of 176, with no skill below 169.
Common European Framework Certificate of English ProficiencyA minimum overall grade of C1, valid for three years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU.
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic moduleA minimum overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT)A minimum overall score of 79 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

 

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Course details

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

Inherent Requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course. Students must read and understand the requirements for this course.

Australian qualification framework

This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Additional information

Can offers be deferred?
Yes
Award
Graduate Certificate of Information Technology (Cyber Security)
Faculty/College
Faculty of Science and Technology
Sector
HE
Area of study
IT and Network Engineering

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.auPhone:1800 061 963 (free call)

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How to apply

There are many ways to apply to CDU. The method you use depends on your course type, where you live and whether you are a new or returning student to CDU.

Remember to apply early for your best chance at securing an offer to study with us.

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS.

UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW.

SATAC/UAC codes

Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina campus (CSP)
1GC035
821100
Casuarina campus (FF)
1GC535
871100
Online (CSP)
1GC035
821100
Online (FF)
1GC535
871100
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee

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