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This program is delivered over a period of 10 weeks part-time. The length of time to complete this program will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.



Casuarina, Online
Not available to international students.

Course code



This course has been created to give students the foundation knowledge in networking and Python programming that will allow them the best opportunity to successfully participate and complete the 22603VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security Accredited course.

This course is being offered as part of an initiative between Charles Darwin University, the NT and Australian Governments to fund new training opportunities with a focus on people from diverse and non-IT backgrounds.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of the course will create a pathway and transition to 22603VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security Accredited Course.

Achievement of this course may provide credit towards qualifications in the ICT Information and Communications Technology Training Package.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.


In 2023 this course is FEE-FREE for eligible students who receive an NT Domestic Supported place OR $1,800.00 for domestic full fee places.

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Why study at CDU?

Whether you learn on campus or online, you will be studying with a proud multi-sector university that’s a leader in research and flexible study delivery. CDU is innovative, industry-relevant and student-centred. Our students are at the heart of all that we do.

  • Benefit from smaller class sizes for more personalised attention
  • Online learners receive the same support as their on-campus peers
  • Enjoy inclusive, welcoming learning environments
  • Utilise our deep connections with industry, businesses and communities in the Northern Territory, across Australia, and beyond

What will I study?

To achieve the vocational training program VTP456 Introduction to Cyber Security a total of two (2) units of competency must be completed as listed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 90.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
ICTPRG302Apply introductory programming techniques40
ICTSAS310Install, configure and secure a small office or home office network50
 Total nominal hours for the training program90


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake this program. Students may be required to complete an online LLN assessment to determine:

  • whether the student is in the correct qualification level to be successful,
  • what support a student may require

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Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed

Location and study mode

Delivery is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Casuarina, Online

Study Mode: Face to face, Online

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
ICT Customer Support Officer
Area of study
Information Technology, IT and Network Engineering

Contact details Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need a valid email address to create your online account.


Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.


There is no application fee when you apply online.

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Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from theAustralian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.


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