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Introduction to Cyber security

Organisations across Australia don't just want new cyber security experts like you—they desperately need you.

With more individuals, governments and businesses being targeted by cyber attacks than ever before, demand for this IT specialisation couldn’t be higher.

If you’re eager to join the frontlines of digital defence, then we can help you get qualified. Here at Open Universities Australia, you can compare and enrol in online cyber security courses from across the country.

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University of Tasmania


Applied Technology Project

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

La Trobe University


Wireless Network and Security

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of Tasmania


Defensive Cyber Security and Procedures

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

University of Tasmania


Risk and Security Management

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Online cyber security degrees

Torrens University Australia


Diploma of Cybersecurity

IT fundamentals with a security focus

Work on core IT skills to meet the Australian Computer Society’s standards. You’ll cover programming, networking, and cloud computing. Deep-dive into cybersecurity principals. Get to know current attack vectors and security measures. Work in IT.

100% online

1 year full time or part time equivalent

University of Southern Queensland

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University

Double down on data and security in a single IT qualification

This dual specialisation empowers you to understand big data and apply this knowledge to cybercrime mitigation. Future-proof your IT career by learning how to collect data sets, secure the information, and use it to gain valuable insights.

100% online

University of Newcastle


Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Protect and defend digital information and networks

Become a professional cyber security expert. Learn how to secure data and systems. Gain a working knowledge of important security standards and techniques. Consider privacy concepts and technologies. Get technical and problem solve.

100% online

6 months full time or part time equivalent

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What do you learn in a cyber security course?

Whether you want to brush up on cyber security basics or become a well-rounded technical expert, there's a study path for you. Through an online course in cyber security, you can expect to cover topics like:

  • Current computer crimes and future threats
  • What motivates cyber hackers
  • How to secure systems and networks
  • How to evaluate security vulnerabilities
  • How to respond to real-world incidents
  • The ethics of privacy and data use

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