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IT Networks and Security courses

Gain the skills and knowledge of information technology applications needed to work in the field of network and systems computing. Our courses cover general networks and systems computing along with more specialised CISCO modules and MCITP configuration. Gain the skills to take your career further you can study at TAFE or degree level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • network and security administrator
  • service delivery manager
  • network security administration
  • network security engineer
  • technical disaster recovery specialist
  • security analyst
  • security architect.


Our IT networks and security courses are provided by the College of Engineering & Science and VU Polytechnic.

Short courses 1 course

Duration: 72 hours
Gain data cabling knowledge in electrical classification, rules, data and telephony installation techniques, dossiers and related mandatory documentation and inspections.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 3 courses

Gain the skills and knowledge to work in the IT sector as a specialist or as part of a team with a Certificate IV in Computer Systems Technology.

Duration: 0.5 years

This Certificate is part of the Youth IT Careers Program, covering digital literacy, employability skills and social and welfare support for youth experiencing education or employment barriers.

Duration: 1 year

Gain the specialised knowledge and skills to work in the growing general communications and communications technology (ICT) industry.

Higher Education diplomas 1 course

Higher education diplomas

Study a one-year specialised diploma, with more focussed academic and English support to better prepare you for success in undergraduate study.

On completion, you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a nominated bachelor degree.

Duration: 1 year
Develop the skills and knowledge in a range of information technology fields allowing you to progress your qualifications and career in information technology.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 2 courses

Duration: 3 years
Gain the skills and knowledge of IT applications needed to work in the field of network and systems computing.
Duration: 3.5 years

Our Bachelor of Information Technology (Professional) teaches the latest in network and systems, and web and mobile app development, and offers a 12-month paid internship in the IT industry.

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