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Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate

  • Duration

    6 months full-time or part-time equivalent

  • Units

    4

  • Start Date

    Mar, Jul, Nov

Overview of the course

Overview of the course

Cybersecurity threats are varied and constantly evolving, posing an ongoing challenge for individuals and organisations who need to safeguard their private information and data. As a result, there is a growing need for accomplished managers who are able to plan and implement preventative cybersecurity measures to protect against cyberattacks.

Studying a Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management is an ideal first step towards developing expert knowledge in the field of cybersecurity, from a management perspective. As one of the only Australian courses that focuses on managing cybersecurity in an operational context, graduates will stand out with their sophisticated knowledge of cybersecurity threats combined with effective managerial methodologies.

Graduate Certificate students are also eligible to apply for work experience placements with the Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program. In order to apply, you must be currently studying an eligible 12-month program.

For students who wish to study further, the Graduate Certificate can lead into the Master of Cybersecurity Management, a comprehensive qualification that prepares students to provide effective leadership when managing cybersecurity risk through the implementation of far-reaching mitigation strategies.

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What are the entry criteria?

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.

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Course Units

How to Think Like a Hacker: An Anatomy of Cyber Attacks (CYB60001)
Cybersecurity Operations Management (CYB60002)
Cybersecurity Law, Policy and Ethics (CYB60003)
Networks and Cybersecurity Frameworks (CYB60004)
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Career opportunities

Career opportunities

  • Security Advisor

    Provide security insight and advice in private or public organisations.

  • Information Security Specialist

    Analyse existing security procedures and suggest changes for increased efficiency and security.

  • Cybersecurity Lead

    Ensure that all work completed in IT are assessed in terms of vulnerabilities and exposure to attack.

  • ICT Manager

    Coordinate computer and telecommunication systems within organisations.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Cybersecurity in Organisations

    Examine the cybersecurity in an organisational context

  • Cybersecurity Issues

    Examine social, technical, legal and ethical issues in the exploitation of technology

  • Research

    Review and evaluate emerging topics with cybersecurity management

  • Communication

    Communicate proficiently to a number of audiences to be an effective leader

  • Risk Management

    Apply management concepts to manage risks and mitigation strategies

  • Problem Solving

    Examine unfamiliar cybersecurity scenarios and propose innovative solutions

On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse cybersecurity in an organisational context, that respects organisational goals and needs, other individuals and the need for privacy
  • Apply knowledge to the interrelated social, technical, legal and ethical issues involved in the exploitation of computer technology
  • Critically review and evaluate the current literature on emerging topics within cybersecurity management and apply knowledge, research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of independent research in cybersecurity management
  • Apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as a practitioner or learner in the cybersecurity area

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management students must complete 50 credit points comprising of:

  • Four (4) core units of study (50 credit points)

Volume of Learning
The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management consists of a total of 4 units (50 credit points). Units normally carry 12.5 credit points (cps). A standard full-time load comprises four (4) units (50cp), and a standard part-time load comprises two (2) units (25cp). The volume of learning of the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management is typically six months full time or part time equivalent.

Maximum Academic Credit
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management is 25 credit points (normally two units).

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  • Do I have to purchase learning materials?

    For students undertaking a degree, most of your learning materials are included with a free license provided to you by Swinburne Online. However, in some cases, you will be notified via your student email that you will need to buy specific software or eTexts. For TAFE Business students, all of your learning materials will be available online and are covered by your course fees. You won’t need to purchase any further materials.

  • Which units should I start with?

    When you enrol to study a degree with us, you will nominate how many units you would like to select per teaching period, based on a recommendation from one of our Course Consultants. From here, our enrolments team will allocate you automatically to the units they feel will be best suited to your needs, so you don’t need to worry about choosing units. If you want to choose something different than what you are allocated to, that is no problem, just get in touch with our Student Liaison Team and they will take care of it for you.

  • Do I need to be logged on to study at specific times?

    You won’t normally have to be online at a specific time. Your course material is available for you from the beginning of each teaching period and you can work through it in the hours that suit you.

    There are some live webinar sessions that run approximately once a month. These are a special opportunity for students to sign in at the same time as their tutors, normally before an assessment deadline. It gives you the chance to ask any questions relating to the assignment in real time and hear other student’s questions and thoughts. We understand that students won’t always be able to make these sessions, so they can be replayed the next day.

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