Security, terrorism and counter-terrorism courses
What you’ll learn with a security course online:
- The theory and practice of counter-terrorism studies.
- Domestic, regional and international challenges in the field.
- The changing nature of security in a digital world.
- How to assess risk and potential threats.
What's the job outlook if I study a security course?According to Job Outlook, strong job growth is predicted. In the next 5 years, increasing opportunities are expected.
What careers can I choose from with a security course?
Choose a security course and you could work as a:
- Counter-terrorism consultant
Use your online security course to predict threats and protect against attacks.
- Security and risk manager
Work with producers to reduce risks at major concerts and sporting events.
- Intelligence analyst or officer
Put the analytical skills developed in your security course to use by collecting and analysing classified information.
- Law enforcement or defence officer
Join police or defence force agencies to protect people in the community.
- Aid and development officer
Use your online security course to gain a position with the government – looking after the wellbeing of locals and visitors.
- Border protection officer
Inspect cargo, people and luggage to ensure they comply. Detain and interview suspects.
- Australian Defence Force Analyst
Use the analytical and communication skills developed in your security course to give the army the information they need to keep the country safe.
Discover related degrees
Bachelor of Global Security (Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies)
- Major Subjects
Discover related subjects
Advanced Terrorism Studies
Student stories and study advice
Taking law cross-country
After working as a barrister in Romania, Daniela needed to re-qualify herself when she moved to Australia, which she achieved through gaining a degree online.
Tomasz’ story – A Security degree from Macquarie University
Fascinated by political systems across the world, Tomasz has found himself the perfect degree in Security. He doesn't even need to step foot on campus.
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