Andrew Hinton's IT pathway led him to a dream career in cyber security threat hunting and discovery.
By taking a pathway from vocational education into higher education I was able to get credit and fast-track my degree. VU courses made me workforce ready.
I was hired by VU under their Students as Staff program, which gave me great exposure to the industry before I graduated.
Cyber security has such a major impact on every aspect of a business and their consumers. It plays an important role in securing so many facets of critical industries – from healthcare (e.g. wireless pacemakers), to travel (e.g. avionics), or to banking (e.g. online banking).
I have been able to apply everything I learnt at VU in my previous roles at Telstra - from networking to infrastructure engineering and cyber security - and now in my role as a lead cyber security consultant at Shelde.
The vendor technologies taught at VU are industry current, and the exposure gave me a great head start."
- Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Network Security) (no longer offered)
- previously Bachelor of Information Technology (Networking and Systems Computing)