Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

VU course code: NGCS | CRICOS: 103292D, 105069F | Level of study: Postgraduate
1 year
In person

Tuition: per semester AU$17,300

City Campus, Footscray Park, VU Brisbane, VU Sydney
29 July 2024
Bach at St Albans Cybersecurity centre


Open new career possibilities in cyber security with the Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security at Victoria University.

This course will prepare you to be an IT security professional with specialised expertise in cyber security.

You will learn the essential areas of cyber security, from proactive cyber threat detection and risk management to cyber law and regulations. The course content includes:

  • cyber security fundamentals
  • cyber security architecture
  • cyber security technologies
  • cloud security
  • enterprise security
  • cyber security regulation, policies and laws.

Learn from experienced academic staff and guest lecturers with current experience and a strong track record in cyber security research.

VU degrees are internationally recognised and enhance career opportunities within and outside Australia.

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

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how




Completion of this course will prepare you for variety of cyber security careers, such as:

  • cyber security specialist
  • cyber security consultant
  • cloud security engineer
  • network security engineer.

Salaries & job prospects

Visit Jobs and Skills Australia to see cyber security annual salaries and employment growth in Australia.

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Securing cyber success
Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22603VIC (previously Certificate IV in Cyber Security 22334VIC)
"The most valuable thing about the course is the knowledge and confidence we gain from the hands-on work placements. I learnt from experts who supported and inspired me with their career journeys."
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