Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

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University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Awarded by

    University of the Sunshine Coast

  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    8 months part-time (recommended)

  • Start Date

    3 intakes per year, enquire to learn more about your study options.

  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Network Security Administrator | Cyber Security Officer | Network Security Analyst | Information Security Analyst | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    Enter the world of cyber security with the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security qualification from the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC).

    Working with case studies, real data and insider knowledge, you'll be exposed to emerging cyber security threats and issues, and learn cutting-edge methodologies as you develop your investigative skills. Be guided by industry experts with decades of practical experience. Complete the program with multiple industry-recognised certifications that will enhance your skill-set and provide you with an advanced understanding on varying topics.

    This course will allow you to develop cyber tradecraft skills and competencies, including an introduction to cryptocurrencies, encryption, device and network security, vulnerability testing, and strategies to locate offenders. You will learn to apply and use a range of basic software and hardware in cyber investigations, identify points of attack on devices and networks and how to secure them and you will sharpen your critical thinking, investigative and ethical skills.

    After completing the graduate certificate, you will be able to explore further industry education with a Master of Cyber Security and Forensics.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    An undergraduate degree in any discipline OR 5 years of relevant work experience.

  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security qualification from the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC), you will study the following units:

    Core Subjects (48 Units):

    • SEC601 Introduction to Cybersecurity
    • SEC602 Ethics in Digital Investigation and Cyber Security
    • SEC603 Introduction to Device & Network Security
    • SEC604 Cryptography, Blockchain and Security
  • Why University of the Sunshine Coast?

    The University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) is young, fresh and driven by an unwavering belief that community and culture is just as important as a world-class education, given by world-class educators.

    They’re not the biggest university, but are committed to doing big things. They believe in preparing now for tomorrow's challenges, and their programs support teaching grads how to thrive and lead in ever-changing marketplaces. They've produced ground-breaking research and award-winning alumni while championing sustainability and maintaining diversity.

    1st in Queensland in Global Impact Rankings -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
    Top 3% globally for Climate Action -Times Higher Education Impact Ratings 2022.
    26 research fields ranked at world standard or above -Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

    UniSC's 100% online programs in Information Communications Technology and Cyber Security and Forensics reflect their forward-thinking nature as they help professionals prepare for these fast-paced industries with roles that are in high demand throughout Australia and growing every day.

    As a student, you'll learn from powerful industry leaders such as those at the FBI, the U.S. Department of Defence, and major corporations.

    Class sizes are kept purposefully small, so you'll have plenty of time to build relationships with these teachers and get detailed answers to all of your questions.

    To ensure you're always learning up-to-the-minute content, UniSC business partners with the Sunshine Coast Technology Industry Alliance and work with an industry advisory board with the likes of IT companies such as Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Next DC, and Sunshine Coast Council.

    To demonstrate your level of knowledge and ability, UniSC has embedded the prep and exams of 3rd-party industry certifications into our programs. This means you'll complete your academic program with globally-recognised industry certifications that advance your career faster and earn you more money while saving thousands in exam fees.

    Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals)
    ITS Python
    ITS Databases

    No experience in IT or cyber security? No Problem. UniSC welcomes all academic backgrounds to our programs. Their experienced, valued teachers will teach you what you need to know to succeed in the program you choose.

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will graduate with the industry-recognised Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security qualification from the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC).

    As part of the program, you will also gain the globally recognised industry certification, Microsoft (Security, Compliance, Identity Fundamentals).

    These credentials will position you well ahead of peers from other universities, who will spend additional time and thousands of dollars earning them.

  • Career Outcomes

  • Let's talk price

    Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) available from February 2023.

    You may be eligible for government loans and assistance such as FEE-HELP, plus there are even scholarships and bursaries which you can explore.

    Fees are $4,148 for CSP and $10,200 for full fee paying students.

    Enquire now to find out more about your 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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