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UH-CYBSEC

Cyber Security

Undergraduate certificate

Build the expertise you need for a career in the evolving field of cybersecurity.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security
  • Duration

    Duration

    6 months full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    100
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

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2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Course outline

Outline

Outline

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security is a comprehensive course for people who are keen to start a degree in cybersecurity.

In this course you will learn about:

  • the key principles and concepts of cybersecurity in various professional and academic settings
  • critical thinking, creativity and problem-solving skills specific to cybersecurity challenges
  • technology to communicate intricate cybersecurity concepts to diverse audiences
  • global perspectives in cybersecurity, aligning with international standards
  • respect for and integrating Indigenous values, cultures and knowledge in cybersecurity practices
  • collaborating in teams, working independently and fostering lifelong learning.

Upon completing this course, you’ll have the essential skills that are valued in today's technology-driven world, and you’ll be well-prepared for diverse roles in the cybersecurity and computing sectors.

This undergraduate certificate also offers a pathway (with credit points for units completed) into Curtin's Bachelor of Computing majoring in Cyber Security and other courses.

What you'll learn

  • apply principles and concepts of cyber security in a variety of contexts relevant to further learning and/or paraprofessional work
  • apply critical and creative thinking and problem solving skills relevant to cyber security to generate innovative solutions to problems
  • use technology appropriately to communicate cyber security concepts to experts and non-experts
  • consider global perspectives on cyber security and international cyber security standards
  • demonstrate respect for Indigenous values, cultures and knowledges and consider Indigenous perspectives on cyber security
  • work professionally in teams and independently, and demonstrate life-long learning skills

Why study Cyber Security

A world-ranked university

Curtin is ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world (ARWU).

Flexible study options

Benefit from the flexibility of part-time study options.

Pathway to a bachelor degree in cybersecurity

This certificate offers a pathway into a Curtin undergraduate degree in Cyber Security.

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

ATAR pathway

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Completion of Maths Applications or higher in high school.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

ATAR pathway

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Completion of Maths Applications or higher in high school.

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Unsure what option suits you?

We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$3,900*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Looking for more detail on the course structure?

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. View our application deadlines page for further information.

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  • Curtin course code: UH-CYBSEC
  • Last updated on: 15 July 2024

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