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What will I learn?

If you have an interest in working in the information technology industry, our cyber security course will help you develop the skills and knowledge for a successful career as a cyber security paraprofessional.

As a cyber-security paraprofessional you will:

  • detect or determine breaches in network and system security
  • know how to escalate an incident to the security response team
  • work confidently with a range of stakeholders (internal or external to the organisation) that need to be aware of a threat or vulnerability

In our cyber security course, you will gain practical skills in:

  • PEN testing
  • identifying and reporting website and system vulnerabilities
  • system testing
  • securing PCs in a workplace environment
  • evaluating and reporting cyber security incidents
  • networking concepts and protocols
  • setting up and managing network security
  • security script programming
  • website security
  • problem researching
  • working with a team to develop cyber policies and procedures to meet workplace and legislative requirements

We developed our cyber security course in conjunction with a significant industry advisory panel comprised of cyber security specialists in the security, banking, information technology and telecommunications industries.

Study Pathways

Successful completion of our cyber security course enables you to continue your studies in the Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security or in a diploma, advanced diploma or degree in information technology or security

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4

Career Outcomes

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for a range of employment opportunities such as:

  • cyber security paraprofessional supporting the operation of large, small and medium enterprise computing environments
  • computer helpdesk technician
  • cyber security intrusion tester
  • cyber security support officer
  • security penetration tester
  • information systems security support officer
  • systems tester
  • PC support
  • network security support officer
  • network security trainee
  • website security support officer

Course Structure

You need to complete 10 core units and 6 elective units to gain this qualification.



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$11,029.00 (5,94,235) per year
Annual Service Fee: AUD $166; Annual Material Fee: AUD $264
Start date

July 2022, January 2023, July 2023


Lilydale Lakeside Campus

Jarlo Drive,



3140, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$11,029.00 (5,94,235) per year
Annual Service Fee: AUD $166; Annual Material Fee: AUD $264
Start date

July 2022, January 2023, July 2023


Box Hill Campus - Nelson

853 Whitehorse Road,



3128, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

International students must have completed an Australian Year 11 or international equivalent with a pass.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 5.5 (Academic). A minimum TOEFL score of 530 for paper examination; 179 for computer based and 71 for internet based; PTE Academic English Overall 42; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): 162-168.

PLEASE NOTE: Box Hill Institute only accept enrolments from international students who are 18 years of age or above at the time of course commencement.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.