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Learn what Cybersecurity is and its potential impact on you with the Introduction to Cybersecurity short course at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Course delivery

This course will be delivered online in a combination of self paced learning with two instructor-led sessions. Participants will receive their login details to the Learning Management System prior to course commencement.

This Introduction to Cybersecurity course uses the Cisco Network Academy 'Intro to Cybersecurity' program. You will gain this core knowledge:

  • what cybersecurity is and its potential impact on you
  • the most common threats, attacks and vulnerabilities
  • insights for how businesses protect their operations from attacks
  • latest job trends and why cybersecurity continues to grow.

Join a growing industry

The recent move to remote, digital work due to COVID-19 has pushed the need for rapid digital transformation across multiple industries and organisations at a national and global level.

Post COVID-19, digitally supported remote-work practices are to become more common place, and have driven the need to have an increased understanding of cyber safety, both personal and professional.

On top of this, the cybersecurity industry is growing rapidly, with the ITPA report estimating Australia would need another 11,000 Cybersecurity specialists over the next decade.

Learning outcomes

This introduction to Cybersecurity course utilises the Cisco Network Academy 'Intro to Cybersecurity' program to provide participants with a basic understanding of cybersecurity as an industry, and how to work safely in a digital environment.

Participants will work through the Cisco learning resources online, let by a qualified CCAI instructor from VU Polytechnic. Upon completion of the program individuals will have an increased understanding of cybersecurity trends and will have a general understanding of how to work safely online and how cybersecurity impacts an organisation.

The program is delivered over two (2) weeks with access to a two (2) hour facilitated interactive webinar. These sessions are recorded to enable participates to allow flexibility for the learner to complete the online material

Admission & pathways

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

This course has no specific admission requirements.

To participate in this course participants are expected to have a computer or device capable of accessing the web.

How to register

Registrations are currently closed.

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