Security, terrorism and counter-terrorism

Protect civilians against threats on a global scale.
Since the events of 9/11, the world has never been the same. As terrorism increases across the globe, a growing number of brave individuals are needed in the field. For those interested in protecting others, there has never been a better time to study a security course than there is today.

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. 
Daniela - Studied a Bachelor of Arts (Security, Terrorism and Counter Terrorism) with Murdoch University, through Open Universities Australia.

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.
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