Stage 1 and 2
Full year or Semester
10 or 20 credit
This course will expose students to career pathways and provide them with skills and knowledge to enter the fast-growing industry of Cyber Security. With much of the content based on micro-credentials and online courses provided free by industry, Students will also have the opportunity to customise the offering by selecting micro-credentials that are more relevant to their interests.
This subject can be undertaken at Stage 1 as a 10 credit A and/or second semester B option, or at Stage 2 as a 20 credit full year option.
Suggested micro-credentials include; CISCO Network Essentials, Programming Essentials in Python and Cyber Security Essentials.
Students will also get to participate in Hack the Box, Cyber Security Capture the flag competition and visits to the new Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre and Cyber Range.
40% – Practical Inquiry
30% – Connections
30% – Personal Endevour
No prerequisite knowledge is required, however curiosity and an interest in how IT systems can be both protected and compromised is desirable. This is one of the fastest growing employment areas in Australia and globally.