Qualification descriptor

This qualification reflects the role of individuals in a variety of information and communications technology (ICT) roles who have established specialised skills in a technical ICT function.

You will also develop the skills required to design, build and test network servers, apply IP, ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments, identify, confirm and respond to cyber security incidents, manage network security, utilise design methodologies for secure architecture, lead and facilitate a team, manage ICT infrastructure projects, and develop, implement and evaluate incident response and disaster recovery plans.

Individuals in these roles carry out moderately complex tasks in a specialist field, working independently, as part of a team or leading a deliverable with others. They may apply their skills across a wide range of industries, business functions and departments, or as a business owner (sole trader/contractor).

This qualification will suit you if you have a strong interest working as an IT professional specialising in cyber security. Training includes designing and implementing security systems, integration of sustainability measures of ICT projects and implementation of secure encryption technologies. This nationally-recognised course will prepare you for a career in cyber security as demand for this specialisation is set to grow in the near future.

Course availability: Sydney CBD


  • 104 weeks, including
    • 88 study weeks and 16 weeks of holidays.

Delivery Mode: Face to Face and Online

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Entry requirements

    • ICT40120 Certificate IV in Information Technology or other relevant qualification/s; or
    • with vocational experience but without formal supervision or management qualification.
    • International students must show evidence of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. Please refer to Nortwest’s student enrolment requirements for more information.

On successful completion of the course, participants will be competent as technical specialist with high level skills and knowledge in telecommunications and information technology networks using internet protocol (IP) systems who can:

Career Opportunities
Cyber security administrator
Network security analyst
Network security specialist
E-security specialist
ICT security specialist
IT security administrator
IT security analyst
IT security specialist.

Course structure :
A total of 20 Units (6 Core and 14 electives) must be completed and deemed competent to achieve the qualification ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security). Participants who achieve competency in any unit/s will receive a Statement of Attainment (provided USI is verified) for that unit/s without completing all 20 units in the qualification. Students completing all the required units of competency will attain full qualification.

ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat dataCore
BSBXTW401Lead and facilitate a teamCore
BSBXCS402Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practicesCore
ICTICT517Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisationCore
ICTICT532Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environmentsCore
ICTSAS527Manage client problemsCore
ICTICT523Gather data to identify business requirementsElective
BSBPMG532Manage project qualityElective
BSBPMG536Manage project riskElective
ICTPMG505Manage ICT projectsElective
ICTSAD508Develop technical requirements for business solutionsElective
ICTICT526Verify client business requirementsElective
ICTSAD509Produce ICT feasibility reportsElective
ICTICT443Work collaboratively in the ICT industryElective
ICTCYS407Gather, analyse and interpret threat dataElective
ICTCYS610Protect critical infrastructure for organisationsElective
ICTCYS613Utilise design methodologies for security architectureElective
ICTSAS524Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response planElective
ICTSAS526Review and update disaster recovery and contingencyElective
ICTWEB514Create dynamic web pagesElective
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.
Further general information about studies and regulations can be found here.
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