Get trained by Australia’s leading cybersecurity specialists and learn the job-ready skills, tools and techniques demanded by industry.
Become a cybersecurity specialist
Register for our free information webinar on:
13 May 2020
Become industry ready in 20 weeks (part-time) or 12 weeks (full-time), this is a career transformative program and you will benefit from:
- Flexible, interest-free financing options
- A university learning experience
- Part-time or full-time accelerated learning
- In-class practical training
- A collaborative learning environment
- Industry-focused curriculum
- Job placement support through our partners
- Cybersecurity certification
- Professional membership and exclusive community benefits
What you will learn
- Practical skills in; security analysis, technical risk management, incident response, working for and with cyber defence teams in a student focused, collaborative learning environment
- Industry specific technical and interpersonal skills. This course is specifically designed to provide you with vocational training on the skills and expertise that employers are looking for
- Tools and techniques required to continue learning as you progress in your career
- Introduction to cybersecurity
- Foundational concepts and language
- Top risks that businesses face today
- Real-world cybersecurity issues
- Consulting and interpersonal skills
- Technical refresher
- The attacker’s view
- The defensive mindset
- Incident response
- Performing risk reviews
- Security and compliance frameworks
- Higher order impacts of realised cyber risk
- Additional topics: determined by students, in collaboration with the lead trainer
- Consultation and presentation training (ongoing)
- Cybersecurity practice (ongoing)
- In-depth case studies (ongoing)
- Capstone project (ongoing)
You will graduate with
- A cybersecurity certification: awarded after 400 hours of vocational training has been completed. The certification demonstrates to employers that you have the necessary skills to work in the cybersecurity industry
- A portfolio of project work: demonstrates your skills and aptitude for work in the field
- An assigned career services associate: helps you achieve career goals by providing continued one-on-one career coaching; online and offline professional brand and profile development; and interview preparation
- Access to the UTS job outcomes program: helps you navigate the job market and accelerate the process of landing your next paid opportunity
Commonly asked questions
What are the prerequisites for enrolling?
There are no prerequisites, but before commencing class you will need to complete 30-40 hours of introductory online training modules to help prepare you to learn the curriculum (accessing content requires a small fee).
When does the next program begin and how long is it?
- The next part-time program begins 10 August 2020, and goes for 24 weeks.
- The next full-time program begins 10 August 2020, and goes for 12 weeks.
Do I need to be a permanent resident or Australian citizen to enrol in this program?
No, you are not required to be a permanent resident or Australian citizen to enrol.
How do I enrol?
The first step is to schedule a call with a course advisor, who will take you through the enrolment process and your payment plan options.
Will I need to bring my own laptop to class and will I need to purchase any software?
Yes, you will be required bring your laptop to class, but you will not need to purchase any software. All of the required software is open source.
What if I get a job offer during the 12 week full time program?
We can change your enrolment from full time (12 weeks) to part time (20 weeks). This will result in changes to your finance plan; speak with your course advisor for more information.
Is this course accredited/what qualification will I receive?
As this is a non-award program, it is not accredited. On completion of the program, you will become a certified cybersecurity professional. You will receive the cybersecurity industry certification from the Institute of Data and a certificate of completion from the University of Technology Sydney.
What roles will I be qualified to apply for, after I have completed the course.
You will be able to work in any entry to mid-level cybersecurity role, including: cybersecurity analyst, penetration tester, incident responder, security operations consultant, or a hybrid security-driven role utilising your existing domain knowledge and your new cyber skillset.