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This program is delivered online over 15 weeks using Learnline, CDU's online learning platform. Duration will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level.



Not available to international students.

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This program is a short course for students wanting to build their understanding of and skills in cyber security. The course includes maintaining security of digital devices, promoting workplace cyber security awareness and best practice, contribute to cyber security threat assessments and risk management. This course is delivered online with weekly online tutorials.

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

Possible occupations relevant to this course include those working in a broad range of industries who as part of their job role:

  • ensure the security of digital devices used.
  • support policies, procedures and practice within an organisation that promote cyber security.
  • contribute to assessments of risk level relating to real and potential cyber security breaches.
  • work alongside technical experts to develop cyber security risk-management strategies.

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 $1,400.00 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 VTP457 Cyber Security Management a total of four (4) 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 140.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
BSBXCS401Maintain security of digital devices40
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices40
BSBXCS403Contribute to cyber security threat assessments30
BSBXCS404Contribute to cyber security risk management30
 Total nominal hours for the training program140


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Students will need to have basic computer skills, including knowledge of common computing terms and word processing, proficiency with web browser software and use of email, and familiarity with navigating the internet. Students will also need to have access to suitable technology and be capable of undertaking training and assessment online.

To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

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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: Online

Study Mode: Online

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Office Managers
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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