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Upskill in the ever-evolving field of cyber security

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks is a course designed for existing professionals who have a background in IT, and wish to upskill in cyber security. If you are transitioning from a non-IT background, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Cyber Security and Networks) will equip you with foundational IT skills, as well as opening a pathway for you to specialise in cyber security.

Along with being able to demonstrate a comprehensive information security and network management discipline knowledge, the design and problem-solving skills you develop will allow you to analyse complex environments, assess alternate solutions, and evaluate outcomes.

Cyber security professionals are in great demand across Australia as government organisations and businesses plan contingencies to deal with the escalation of national and global cyber security threats. The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network recently predicted that the Australian cyber security industry is poised to triple in size, reaching a revenue total of $6 billion by 2026.

Subsidised Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course.

Build your digital portfolio

Your Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks will introduce you to a variety of new and crucial digital tools used within the IT industry. Your coursework is specifically tailored to enhance your digital literacy skills with these tools so that you can build an impressive portfolio by the time you graduate.

Visual Studio

Visual Studio is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft used to create powerful and scalable applications, programs and websites. It allows you to use almost any programming language to edit code, create designs and debug applications on your preferred platforms and devices. Join the millions of developers worldwide using Visual Studio’s flexible and collaborative features.

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure is a public cloud platform that is used for virtual computing, analytics, storage, networking and much more. Azure is comprised of more than 200 products and cloud services, and is fast becoming a central platform for industries to innovate their technological capabilities, including healthcare, financial services and banking, manufacturing, gaming, retail and government.

Oracle VirtualBox

Oracle VM VirtualBox is a powerful cross-platform virtualisation software tool. It’s intuitive and allows you to set up your computer to run multiple operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Oracle Solaris. As one of the oldest companies to provide database management solutions, Oracle focuses on keeping up to date with the latest technological trends.

Entry Requirements

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security and Networks with the following:
  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in Information Technology or related discipline; or

  • a completed bachelor degree (or higher qualification) in any discipline and three years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an IT-related field; or

  • a completed diploma (or higher qualification) in Information Technology or related discipline and two years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an IT related field; or

  • five years full-time (or equivalent) professional work experience in an IT-related field.

This course is not available to international students.

Fees: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are available for this course
  • 20243 CSP fees: $5,200

  • 2024 full fees: $14,200

    QUT offers Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for this course to eligible domestic students. A CSP is subsidised by the Australian government, meaning that you do not need to pay a significant portion of your course fees.

    Speak to one of our Course Consultants for help accessing a Commonwealth Supported Place in 2024.

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Course Units

Students need to complete 48 credit points from:
2 - Elective micro units (Need to be taken in the same teaching period)
4 - Elective standard units


6 credit points per unit


12 credit points per unit

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Career opportunities

ICT Programmer

Implement integrated software and application solutions that solve organisational ICT-related problems.

Cyber Security Lead

Ensure that architectural vulnerability and cyber-threat analysis are a consideration when implementing new technologies and ICT practices in the workplace.

ICT Security Specialist

Specialise in cyber security – assessing organisational vulnerabilities in order to establish thorough cyber security practices that safeguard sensitive data.

Network Analyst

Provide technical support for and monitor organisational computer networks, and oversee general refinement and network improvements.

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