Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

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RMIT Online
  • Awarded by

    RMIT Online

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    12 months part-time or nine months full-time

  • Start Date

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  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Database Administrator | Information and Data Professional | Database Analyst | Cyber Security Officer | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    You're a natural problem-solver with a knack for new technology. Now, turn your interests into a dynamic career with this online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security course from RMIT Online.

    Designed for students with no prior industry experience, this postgraduate course offers the foundation concepts, skills and capabilities required to work in the growing and highly valued field of cyber safety.

    The Australian Cyber Security Centre estimates that cyber security incidents cost Australian businesses $29 billion each year. With the skills developed in this course, you'll be well-prepared to help businesses protect themselves and their customers against dangerous and expensive cyber threats. 

    This Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security is comprised of four courses. See our Subject section for more info or enquire for a course brochure.

    Delivered by industry-connected experts and validated by professionals, this qualification helps students rapidly build the sought-after skills needed to succeed in this sector. You'll develop programming skills, solid knowledge of cyber security fundamentals, and a strong understanding of the ethical considerations required in making complex decisions. 



  • What You'll Need to Get In

    To be eligible to study this course, applicants must have an Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline.

    Students without a bachelor's degree but with a minimum of five years' full-time work experience may also be considered for this course. 

  • Subject Breakdown

    This graduate certificate is comprised of four courses:

    • Structure of cyberspace
    • Programming fundamentals
    • Introduction to information security
    • Case studies in cyber security
  • Why RMIT Online?

    Looking for a world-class education experience that you can receive from the comfort of your own home? Turn to RMIT Online!

    Check out their range of online degrees or upskill faster with a short course and prepare to excel your career. With RMIT Online, you’ll build real-world skills, work closely with their respected industry partners and get the knowledge to transform your career. Being RMIT accredited means you’ll be recognised by one of the most innovative and respected technology institutions in Australia.

    Studying online doesn’t mean you have to go through the learning journey solo. When you study with RMIT Online you’ll be connected with a support team and a global network of industry experts, academics and peers, who will help you every step of the way. Whether you have a technical issue, feel bogged down and need someone to talk to or struggling with an assignment - they’ve got the right people to help get you to where you want to be.

  • Where will this course take you?

    When you graduate, you'll receive a Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security from RMIT Online.

    This qualification will equip you with the skills, insights and real-world experience required to seek work in the growing field of cyber security after graduation. You'll complete this course with an understanding of the complex issues involved in cyber security, the skills to communicate with technical and non-technical audiences, and an understanding of the ethical considerations that inform decision-making.

    This qualification offers a pathway to further learning. Graduates of this Graduate Certificate are able to articulate into RMIT University's on-campus  Master of Cyber Security, and are also eligible to apply for work experience placements with the Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    The fee for each course is $2,880 per course.

    The total cost for this program is $11,520 (all four courses), plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee based on your credit point enrolment load.

    RMIT Online offers flexible payment options to help meet your needs. FEE-HELP and other support may be available. Please contact RMIT Online for more information about payment options.


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

    Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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To be eligible to study this course, applicants must have an Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Students without a bachelor's degree but with a minimum of five years' full-time work experience may also be considered for this course. 


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