22603VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security

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VU course code: 22603VIC | Level of study: TAFE
1 year full time or longer for part time
Face to Face with eLearning|Online


No tuition fees for eligible students

Footscray Nicholson, Online, St Albans, Sunshine
08 July 2024
12 July 2024


Kickstart your career in the fast-growing cyber security industry with a Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22603VIC) at Victoria University (VU).

Start your cyber security career sooner with this course that qualifies you to work in cyber security technician roles in IT support across government, business, and community organisations.

Learn current best-practice skills directly from experts, thanks to VU’s active membership in TAFEcyber and strong connections to industry. Through VU’s partnerships including Cisco Networking Academy and the Australian Cyber Security Centre, you’ll enjoy expert panel discussions and industry events embedded in your hands-on training right from the start.

With a Certificate IV in Cyber Security, you’ll be equipped to take advantage of the massive expected growth in cyber security jobs. Get job-ready with the technical skills needed to:

  • monitor the risk of cyber security attacks
  • use software, tools and procedures to mitigate cyber security threats
  • protect an organisation from insider security breaches
  • develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities and risks.

Plus, as a VU student you’ll benefit from various paid and volunteer opportunities supporting the IT and cyber security needs of local small businesses.

NRT logoThis course is nationally recognised training.

Entry requirements

When assessing your application, we consider your education, work experience, current skills and personal attributes (where relevant).

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a different course. We call this a ‘pathway’.

You may also be eligible for ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’, which lets you finish your course more quickly when you have gained some of the skills required from past study or work experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

You can choose from studying 100% online or in-person at various campuses or our state-of-the-art Cyber Security Training Centre in St Albans.


To be awarded the 22603VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security, a total of sixteen (16) units of competency must be achieved, comprising of:

  • eight (8) core units, and;
  • eight (8) elective units.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The course structure comprises the following core and elective units. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback.


Fees & Scholarships

TAFE fees vary, depending on how much the government contributes towards course costs (if anything).

Read below to find out about the fee ‘type’, the estimated yearly tuition costs for this course, and the financial support on offer.


Eligible students won’t be required to pay tuition fees for this course.

Free TAFE courses align with skills and jobs that are in high demand in from Victorian employers.




Be part of the solution to Australia’s huge expected worker shortage as cyber attacks continue to grow. With 30,000 unfilled jobs expected in Australia by 2026, your skills will be highly valued.

With a Certificate IV in Cyber Security, you’ll be work-ready for jobs such as:

  • cyber security advice and assessment specialist
  • cyber security operations coordinator
  • cyber security analyst
  • information systems security support officer
  • network security support officer
  • website security support officer.

Further study

If you choose to continue your studies at VU, this course leads seamlessly into our Bachelor of Cyber Security, Bachelor of Information Technology or Bachelor of Data Science