THACJ Essential Eight Assessment

VU course code: THACJ | Level of study: Short course (non-award)
3 days
Face to Face


Course fee is subject to change.

VU Melbourne: City Campus, Footscray Nicholson, St Albans, Sunshine
06 March 2024
04 March 2024
 Asma at St Albans cybersecurity centre


Upgrade your IT and cyber security skills at Victoria University with this Essential Eight Assessment short course designed by the Australian Signals Directorate’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC).

The Essential Eight Assessment Course uses a blend of specialist knowledge, experience and hands-on technical training to enable cyber security and ICT professionals to understand the ACSC’s Essential Eight Assessment Guidance Package and the Essential Eight Maturity Model. These skills and knowledge will enable participants to effectively assess and improve their organisation’s cyber security posture.

The Essential Eight Assessment Course will help cyber and ICT professionals:

  • Understand the intent and application of ACSC’s Essential Eight mitigation strategies.
  • Learn how to use ACSC-designed tools.
  • Accurately test the implementation of the Essential Eight security controls.
  • Develop an accurate an actionable assessment report including a defined action plan to address any weaknesses.

Entry requirements

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course

Course Structure

The course is offered over 3 consecutive days, with the following options.

Campus Days Time
St Albans 3 days, Weds–Fri, 6–8 March 9am–4pm
City  3 days, Mon–Weds, 22–24 April 9am–4pm 
St Albans  3 days, Weds–Fri, 15–17 May 9am–4pm
City 3 days, Mon–Weds, 24–26 June 9am–4pm
City 3 days, Weds–Fri, 24–26 July 9am–4pm
St Albans 3 days, Weds–Fri, 21–23 August 9am–4pm
City 3 days, Mon–Weds, 23–25 September 9am–4pm
City 3 days, Weds–Fri, 16–18 October 9am–4pm
St Albans 3 days, Weds–Fri, 27–29 November 9am–4pm

Participants receive a Certificate of Participation for THACJ Essential Eight Assessment, of completion of attendance from VU.
Participants who successfully pass the Final Assessment, will receive a Certificate from ASD and TAFE cyber (includes online credential).


The fees for this course are: $2,000 (including GST).

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