What does flexible study mean for me?
Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.
Flexible study at Swinburne Online
Personalised study journey
Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.
Fit study around your life
You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.
Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.
Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, 7 days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.
Your course structure
The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management consists of four units that can be completed in six months full time, or 12 months part time.
Your course units are all highly intuitive and place practical, real-world experiences at the forefront of your learning. For example, ‘Networks and Cybersecurity Frameworks’ includes multiple hands-on live labs run by industry experts, providing you with a unique opportunity to network and gain hands-on experience.
Why study a degree in cybersecurity management with Swinburne Online? Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. Get a taste through the course highlight below, or view all units in this graduate certificate.View All Units
How you'll learn
How you'll learn
Learning designed for online
Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.
You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and be guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.
The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.
Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.
To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry criteria:
- A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
- A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two (2) years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience*; or
- A minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience*
*Relevant professional/managerial experience and evidence of academic capability will be determined by the School Dean (or delegate) with reference to School determined guiding principles. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application. Documents substantiating relevant experience are required, clearly detailing roles and duration, as well as evidence of formal and non-formal learning. Where relevant experience is used for the basis of admission, no further recognition for prior learning/credit can be granted on that basis.
English language requirements
- IELTS (Academic Module): Overall 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne English Language Centre: EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
- Or equivalent measures available here.
The estimated annual fee for this course is $16,348*. This is based on completing eight 12.5 credit point units in one calendar year.
Commonwealth provided loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees and there are a range of university, government and privately funded scholarships and prizes.
Discover more information about HELP loans.
Course fees will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.
This course is offered to domestic and offshore international students. Depending on your citizenship, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place.
Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.
Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.
Keep pace with cybersecurity trends and opportunities
After recent high-profile cybersecurity breaches there has been a renewed emphasis on creating better cyber defence strategies within our organisations.
Swinburne Online prioritses putting you ahead of the pack with a range of practical and hands-on learning, so you can take advantage of these new opportunities sooner.
The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management is specifically tailored to arm you with and adaptable and solutions-focused skill set that will propel your career into the future.
Information Security Specialist
An Information Security Specialist protects an organisation’s electronic databases by analysing existing procedures and implementing changes for stronger security.
As a Cybersecurity Manager, you will oversee all cybersecurity operations across a network within an organisation. You will also oversee a team of IT professionals and coordinate plans to better protect your digital assets.
The role of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Manager is highly technical. You will focus on developing and maintaining computer and telecommunications technology within an organisation.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Your role as a Chief Information Security Officer will focus on overseeing an organisation’s cyber security programs and ensuring you are complying with national policies, standards, regulations and legislations. You will primarily work with different executives within your organisation.
Information Security Policy Officer
As an Information Security Policy Officer, you will plan and implement policies to better protect an organsiation’s network and data. You will need an in-depth understanding of potential risks and cybersecurity laws and ethics.
Information Security Analyst
An Information Security Analyst is vital to keeping an organisation’s digital assets protected and secured. You will be responsible for identifying security flaws and taking measures to solve them. You will also most likely be on the front line if a security attack happens.