Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Management)

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Become a cyber General

General management training or experience will prepare you for most business tasks. But overseeing defences against serious cyber-attack requires specialist expertise. This degree will help you understand cyber security issues from a range of professional perspectives. And you’ll learn how to apply that insight with a strategic managerial mindset.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Management) will equip you to plan and manage cutting-edge cyber security strategies and systems in any sphere.

The industry-driven content is delivered over six months full-time, with a flexible blend of online and intensive on-campus learning. You will gain:

  • a strong analytical framework to understand cyber security’s challenges and solutions from a broad, manager’s perspective
  • high-level knowledge of business information systems’ structure and security risks
  • an introductory grasp of cyber security policy and governance considerations—social, legal and commercial
  • the ability to critically analyse and evaluate relevant data and technology.

 Where could it take you?

Demand for these skills is spiking worldwide. You could help oversee or manage initiatives to digitally secure border protection authorities’ surveillance plans. Keep companies safe from industrial espionage. Or ensure online voting systems are tamper-free. The certificate could also give you advanced standing in our cyber security grad dip or masters.

Entry Requirements

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SATAC Code 3GC088
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree or equivalent with a GPA of 4.5.

Fees and Scholarships

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Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $19,500

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This is an Australian full-fee program. As a domestic student you may be eligible to:

  • receive a zero interest government assistance package to cover your course fees and
  • use over $100,000 in HELP assistance over your lifetime
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These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

Security Engineer;  Software Specialist;  Systems Analyst;  Technology Manager;  IT Manager;  Internet Consultant

Degree Structure

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security (Management) you must satisfactorily complete the following core courses:

  • COMMGMT 7023 Business Data and Cyber Security
  • COMMGMT 7024 Business Information Systems and Management
  • COMMGMT 7025 Information Risks, Threats and Controls
  • COMMGMT 7026 Policies and Procedures in Organisational Cyber Security

Example Study Plan

You must complete the following courses:

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Last updated: Tuesday, 10 Oct 2023