Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

VU course code: NTCS | CRICOS: 105066J, 105068G | Level of study: Postgraduate
0.5 years full time or longer for part time
In person
City Campus, Footscray Park, VU Brisbane, VU Sydney
29 July 2024
21 July 2024


Build your IT expertise and get set for a high-demand industry by studying the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security at Victoria University.

This postgraduate information technology course covers the essential areas of cyber security, from proactive cyber threat detection and risk management to cyber law and regulations.

You'll learn from academic staff with a strong research record in cyber security, and industry experts with significant cyber security experience.

Guest lecturers with current experience in the cyber security industry complement the academic staff and provide insights on the latest developments in the field.

Specifically, you'll gain expertise in:

  • cyber security fundamentals
  • cyber security architecture
  • cyber security technologies such as digital signature, public key infrastructure, virtual private networks, firewalls, intrusion detection, data encryption
  • cloud security
  • enterprise security
  • cyber security regulation, policies and laws.

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’.

For PhD applicants, we offer a related ‘Integrated PhD’ which allows you to establish relevant skills before beginning your research.

You may also be eligible for course ‘credits’, where you are granted a unit or units towards your qualification for equivalent previous study or work experience, so you can graduate sooner.

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.

Fees & scholarships

University 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 (including our generous scholarship program).

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us, and you’re paying full fees for this course, you may be eligible for a 10% discount.

Find out how




The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security opens new career possibilities in cyber security, especially over the next few years with a global shortage of cyber security professionals*.

You'll be prepared as security professionals who have attained specialised expertise in cyber security, such as:

  • Cyber Security Specialist
  • Cyber Security Consultant
  • Cloud Security Engineer
  • Network Security Engineer.

* Cybersecurity skills shortage putting public, private sectors at risk, experts say, ABC News, June 2017.

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Andrew Hinton.
How Andrew became a cyber hero
Diploma of Information Technology, Bachelor of Information Technology
"Cyber security has such a major impact on every aspect of a business and their consumers. I have been able to apply everything I learnt at VU in my career to date."
Andrew's story