Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

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22445VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security

AVAILABLE FOR RPL. Submit your Free Skills Assessment today.

Are you already using your cyber security skills to protect private and public organisations from cyber attacks?

Be recognised for your skills and experience with a formal qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning.

This technician level qualification will suit cyber professionals who:

  • Configure virtual computing environments
  • Communicate and manage cyber incidents
  • Acquire digital forensic data
  • Plan and implement cyber security projects and perform security risk assessments
  • Plus much more!

Course Outcomes

One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you. A group of Australian cyber security industry leaders assisted in the development of this qualification!

On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded an Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security (22445VIC).

Graduates of the course will be recognised for their experience as cyber security para professionals in a range of commercial enterprises/organisations and government bodies seeking to improve their cyber security or, be working independently as freelance cyber security consultants.

Entry Requirements

What do I need before I start?

There are no formal entry requirements for this course however, participants are best equipped to achieve the course outcomes if they have completed:

  • 22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security or equivalent or;
  • Minimum 2 years cyber security work experience

Participants will need to demonstrate capacity in the learning, reading, writing and numeracy competencies to Level 3 of the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. Upon enquiry, you will be sent an invitation to complete.

If you are completing the course via an online or RPL delivery mode, you will need access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection.

Please be advised we are unable to train students on a student visa. You must find a CRICOS registered training provider.

What will I need to provide to enrol?

  • Enrolment Form
  • USI
  • Photo Identification
  • Payment

Units of Competency

To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 20 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of cyber security.

Core Units

  • BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • ICTNWK525 Configure an enterprise virtual computing environment
  • VU22240 Communicate cyber security incidents within the organisations
  • VU22241 Interpret and utilise key security frameworks, policies and procedures for an organisation
  • VU22242 Assess and secure cloud services
  • VU22243 Develop software skills for the cyber security practitioner
  • VU22244 Implement best practices for identity management
  • VU22245 Plan and implement a cyber security project
  • VU22246 Evaluate an organisation’s compliance with relevant cyber security standards and law

Elective Units

  • VU22247 Acquire digital forensic data from workstations
  • VU22248 Acquire digital forensic data from mobile devices
  • VU22249 Perofrm a security risk assessment for an organisation
  • VU22250 Respond to cyber security incidents
  • VU22251 Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
  • VU22252 Implement cyber security operations
  • VU22253 Undertake penetration testing of the security infrastructure for an organisation
  • VU22254 Undertake advanced penetration testing for website vulnerabilities
  • VU22255 Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) devices
  • VU22256 Protect critical infrastructure for an organisation
  • VU22257 Configure security devices for an organisation

You can view the full list of units available to study within this qualification on

*If you wish to change one or more of your elective units please contact us. While we endeavour to be able to provide all options, changes to elective units cannot be guaranteed. The cost for custom unit packaging for RPL is $250.

Delivery Options

This qualification is only available through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Contact us for a Free Skills Assessment to determine your suitability to undertake this qualification. This will be sent to our RPL Facilitator who will assess your eligibility and can provide you with recommendations for suitable RPL pathways that match your skills and experience.

If you are deemed a good candidate for RPL for this qualification, a non-refundable 50% deposit will be required to proceed with your RPL with full payment required before a certificate is issued.

For each unit of competency, candidates will be given the option to demonstrate competency through a combination of any of the following:

  • Written or verbal questions demonstrating the required knowledge
  • Case studies or practical activities demonstrating the required skills
  • Projects based on a real or simulated workplace
  • Portfolio of evidence which may include:
    • Prior qualifications, both accredited and non-accredited
    • Employment history such as position descriptions and performance appraisals
    • Industry appointments such as board and committee roles
    • Publications and journals
    • Samples of work and other relevant documents, photos, videos, etc.
    • Testimonials and other references from verifiable sources

Each candidate is assessed individually. Our assessment team will validate the evidence supplied and conduct mapping against the evidence requirements for each unit. Where required, assessors will request additional evidence and provide guidance on suitable types of evidence for the candidate to supply.

Time frames for completion of your RPL

Students are required to submit the requested evidence for assessment by Asset College within 3 months of paying their deposit. If requested evidence cannot be supplied within this time frame a $50 extension fee will be applied.

Course Fees

Course Fees

This qualification is only available through RPL.



Individualised quotes will be discussed with our RPL Manager after submission of a free skills assessment. Please read the full outline on our RPL process here.

1. 2 split payments

Pay 50% of the course fees to begin your RPL, with 50% due on completion before your certificate is issued.

2. zipMoney

Up to 6 months interest free on zipMoney. Best for people with an existing zipMoney account.

Other Information

Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.


“Thanks to Henry Winzar! This is the third RPL that I have done with Henry and I appreciate how easy he is to work with and the efforts that he goes to. I can recommend Asset College as a provider that responds to student needs.”

Diana Michaels

Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security
State Winner

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