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  • Certificate IV in Cyber Security

    22334VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security

    This qualification is now superseded. We are not able to accept new enrolments into this course at this time. Please contact us to add your name to the waitlist to be notified when the new course is available.

    Enter a field with ever-increasing demand, skills that can be applied to all business types and are required across the world.

    Cyber security is still a field in which we have minimal skilled persons and much to learn about how we can control personal and professional security across cyber spaces.

    This technician level qualification will provide graduates with the knowledge and a comprehensive set of technical skills that enables you to:

    • monitor the risk of cyber security attacks
    • implement appropriate software
    • use a range of tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
    • protect an organisation from insider security breaches
    • develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks

    Develop the technical skills you need to protect organisations against malicious cyber activity and seek work as a cyber security practitioner with a Certificate IV in Cyber Security from Asset College.

    Why consider a career in cyber security?

    1. Unlimited opportunity for growth
    2. Variety in your job
    3. Spend your time solving puzzles and uncovering malicious activity
    4. It is an extremely important role across both public and private sectors

    This qualification is now superseded. We are not able to accept new enrolments into this course at this time. Please contact us to add your name to the waitlist to be notified when the new course is available.

    One course offers many courses of action and pathways for you.

    On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC).

    Possible job roles may include:

    • Cyber Security Support Officer
    • Security Penetration Tester
    • Information Systems Security Support Officer
    • Network Security Support Officer
    • Website Security Support Officer

    This qualification is now superseded. We are not able to accept new enrolments into this course at this time. Please contact us to add your name to the waitlist to be notified when the new course is available.

    What do I need before I start?

    There are no formal prerequisite units required for entry into this course. Prior IT and/or networking experience or knowledge is not required but is an advantage.

    Due to the technical nature of this course, you should be at least 18 years old when enrolling.

    You will however require intermediate English language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills.

    Before commencing this course, you will be required to undertake an Online LLN ASSESSMENT. You can complete this higher level LLN test here now!

    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
    • Completion of LLN assessment
    • Copies of previous qualifications
    • Payment

    To complete this course you must demonstrate competency in a total of 16 units. These units have been selected to give you the most comprehensive overview of cyber security.

    Core Units

    • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
    • BSBRES401 Analyse and present research information
    • RIICOM301D Communicate information
    • ICTICT418 Contribute to copyright, ethics and privacy in an ICT environment
    • ICTPRG407 Write script for software applications
    • VU21988 Utilise basic network concepts and protocols required in cyber security
    • VU21989 Test concepts and procedures for cyber security
    • VU21990 Recognise the need for cyber security in an organisation
    • VU21991 Implement network security infrastructure for an organisation
    • VU21992 Develop a cyber security industry project

    Elective Units

    • VU21993 Secure a networked personal computer
    • VU21994 Perform basic cyber security data analysis
    • VU21996 Evaluate and test an incident response plan for an enterprise
    • VU21997 Expose website security vulnerabilities
    • ICTSAS409 Manage risks involving ICT systems and technology
    • ICTSAS505 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans

    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 is $500 per qualification for full study or $250 for RPL.

    Standard Online Delivery

    1 unit per month for 16 months. Includes regular contact with a trainer. Should allow 20 – 25 hours per week to study.

    Accelerated Learning

    For people with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. 2 units per month for 8 months. Should allow 30 – 40 hours per week to study.

    Assessment Only / RPL

    For people with evidence of their extensive experience.

    We aim to have all RPL assessments finalised within 12 weeks but it is usually much quicker. The actual timeframe depends on the course you are seeking RPL for, how long it takes you to supply the evidence and how long it takes us to verify your evidence.

    You can complete our Free Skills Assessment right now to determine if this is the right option for you.

    Custom Enrolment

    If you wish to customise your course, change your elective units or study load please contact us to request an individual learning plan.

    The number of hours outlined is a guide only and each individual will learn at a different pace. Students may request an extension or submit their assessments early as required to suit their individual learning needs.

    Online Resources

    Asset College delivers this qualification completely online. For some courses, learning material is not able to be printed or downloaded by students into PDF or Word format for offline purposes. If you would like to discuss printed materials, please contact us prior to enrolment.

    Other Information

    On enrolment, you will receive a customised training plan. This training plan will list all units of competency you will complete within this qualification along with their due dates for submission. Students must be submitting units by the due dates outlined on your training plan or an extension application will be required.

    Course Fees

    This qualification is available through online study or RPL. You can also opt to complete some units by RPL and some units through online study.

    Online Study – $4900

    RPL – $3300

    Payment Options

    Online Study

    1. Pay as you go

    Pay for each unit of your course as you commence it. Please view our Course Fees brochure to see first payment required plus fee per unit for your specific qualification.

    2. zipMoney – From $204 a week over 6 months

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


    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 payment plan

    Other Information

    Please read our Course Fees and Refund policy here.

    For information about studying this qualification under a traineeship arrangement please click here.

    Extension Request Fees

    Should you require an extension on your study, the following applies:

    Full Qualification
    One Month$150
    Six Months$300
    Single Unit
    One Month$50
    Six Months$150

    Assessment Re-Submission Fees

    Should you be deemed not competent after 2 attempts at a unit of competency, an assessment re-submission fee of $50 will apply per assessment.


    Should you wish to cancel your course or your enrolment is cancelled by us due to no progress and you then wish to re-enrol, a re-enrolment fee of 25% of the standard course fee will apply if requested within 3 months of initial cancellation. If re-enrolment is requested within 4 – 12 months of initial cancellation, 50% of the standard course fee will apply.

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    Student Testimonials

    The instructor was an absolutely amazing instructor. He had a wealth of knowledge and experience and delivered lectures with detail and a little humour which makes for a perfect learning environment..

    Michael SlorachFormer student

    Engaging. Everyone is part of the learning experience. I received support from everyone. The visual learning was easy to understand and acknowledge. Through their reassurance my motivation held strong throughout the course.

    Gail CarterFormer student

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