Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management
Contribute to better cyber defence
Join the cybersecurity frontlines with a knowledge of the law and tech skills. Learn to think like a hacker and use that mindset defensively. Prepare to implement and manage cybersecurity across an organisation. Propel your career into the future.
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- 14 May 23
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- 12 Nov 23
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Detect cybersecurity vulnerabilities
Learn how to effectively detect weaknesses in current cybersecurity systems and how to strengthen them to prevent attacks.
Effective communication across teams
An educated workforce is a safer workforce. Learn how to educate employees effectively on different cybersecurity issues that are facing organisations.
Cybersecurity risk management
Become adept in the ongoing process of identifying, analysing, evaluating and addressing an organisation’s cybersecurity risks.
Contemporary cybersecurity technologies
Learn how to think ahead. Arm yourself with knowledge of future digital and cybersecurity risks that organisations will face.
Cyber crisis management
Learn how to quickly respond to an active cyber crisis to limit the amount of damage and losses and create robust recovery strategies to avoid the incident again.
Keep pace with cybersecurity trends and opportunities
After recent high-profile cybersecurity breaches there has been a renewed emphasis on creating better cyber defence strategies within our organisations.
Swinburne Online prioritses putting you ahead of the pack with a range of practical and hands-on learning, so you can take advantage of these new opportunities sooner.
The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management is specifically tailored to arm you with and adaptable and solutions-focused skill set that will propel your career into the future.
- Information Security Specialist
An Information Security Specialist protects an organisation’s electronic databases by analysing existing procedures and implementing changes for stronger security.
- Cybersecurity Manager
As a Cybersecurity Manager, you will oversee all cybersecurity operations across a network within an organisation. You will also oversee a team of IT professionals and coordinate plans to better protect your digital assets.
- ICT Manager
The role of an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Manager is highly technical. You will focus on developing and maintaining computer and telecommunications technology within an organisation.
- Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
Your role as a Chief Information Security Officer will focus on overseeing an organisation’s cyber security programs and ensuring you are complying with national policies, standards, regulations and legislations. You will primarily work with different executives within your organisation.
- Information Security Policy Officer
As an Information Security Policy Officer, you will plan and implement policies to better protect an organsiation’s network and data. You will need an in-depth understanding of potential risks and cybersecurity laws and ethics.
- Information Security Analyst
An Information Security Analyst is vital to keeping an organisation’s digital assets protected and secured. You will be responsible for identifying security flaws and taking measures to solve them. You will also most likely be on the front line if a security attack happens.
To gain entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry criteria:
- A recognised bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
- A recognised bachelor degree in any discipline PLUS a minimum of two (2) years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience*; or
Work and Life
- A minimum of three (3) years equivalent full-time relevant professional experience*.
*Relevant professional/managerial experience and evidence of academic capability will be determined by the School Dean (or delegate) with reference to School determined guiding principles. Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) with their application. Documents substantiating relevant experience are required, clearly detailing roles and duration, as well as evidence of formal and non-formal learning. Where relevant experience is used for the basis of admission, no further recognition for prior learning/credit can be granted on that basis.
If you are applying as an international student, please view the English Language Requirements.
English Proficiency Requirements
- IELTS (Academic Module): Overall 6.5 with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne English Language Centre: EAP 5 advanced level with overall 70% & all skills 65% or above
- Or equivalent measures available here.
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) allows students to gain credit (advanced standing) towards their course in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/or formal training. Applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Speak to a Course Consultant about applying for RPL.
Learn from real leaders in the cybersecurity field.
Did you know that the ACSC receives, on average, a cybercrime report every seven minutes?
With the rise of high-profile cybersecurity breaches across Australia, it’s clearer than ever that organisations need talented cybersecurity leaders on the frontlines.
The Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management will equip you with the ability to recognise and tackle cyber threats facing modern organistions. You will learn how to evaluate cyber risks and navigate active cybersecurity threats, paying close attention to new trends and technologies. Your course will also arm you with the management skills necessary to spearhead new cybersecurity measures across an organisation.
You won’t just learn what it takes to stop cybercrime, you’ll actually do what it takes. Your graduate certificate priortises your technical training above all else. Your units are designed by real cybersecurity experts and academics and all your assessments will mimic real-world cyber attacks.
This course is an excellent choice if you’re looking to enter the cybersecurity workforce or if you’re an existing manager/employee wanting to improve your organisation’s security.
Recommended Study Pattern
How to Think Like a Hacker: An Anatomy of Cyber Attacks (CYB60001)
Cybersecurity Operations Management (CYB60002)
Cybersecurity Law, Policy and Ethics (CYB60003)
Networks and Cybersecurity Frameworks (CYB60004)
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity Management students must complete 50 credit points comprising of:
- Four (4) core units of study (50 credit points).