What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) is a three-year professional degree offered by TAFE NSW Higher Education that prepares you for employment as a network security specialist in this fast growing and dynamic industry.

The course combines a thorough coverage of the skills and knowledge in network security using a practical hands-on approach with the development of skills such as communication, problem solving and critical thinking - resulting in well-trained, analytical IT specialists. The course includes presentations and case studies by leading professional experts, so that students develop tools and techniques for solving the security issues and challenges facing the business world today.

TAFE NSW has developed this degree in consultation with industry and has created a program that gives you what employers are looking for right now. This degree combines strong technical skills-based training with the analytical problem-solving focus of a higher education program. Features of the degree include:

strong industry involvement ensures training aligns with current government priorities and employer needs

small class sizes with greater individual attention and support

balance of solid technical grounding and specialist expertise. Students will develop into well rounded IT professionals - analytical thinkers and problem solvers

guest lectures from leading industry professionals

simulated real world training environments incorporating current cybercrime case studies

state-of-the-art wireless and network connected building with free Wi-Fi for students

prepares you to sit for recognized industry certifications (such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP)

membership of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)

recognition of prior learning process for those already working in the industry

The degree provides you with a solid foundation in network design, administration and security with a focus on critical analysis and problem-solving skills to analyze security risks and apply appropriate mechanisms and policies to secure networks.

Alongside the core subjects you will be able to choose from a number of electives that give you the opportunity to move into specialist areas of interest.



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,320.00 (US$ 14,403) per year
AUD $60,960 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2021, July 2021


South Western Sydney Institute - Liverpool College

College Street,


New South Wales,

2170, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$20,320.00 (US$ 14,403) per year
AUD $60,960 for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2021, July 2021


Northern Sydney Institute - Meadowbank Campus

See Street,


New South Wales,

2114, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have Australian Year 12 or equivalent or (AQF) Certificate 4 qualification or Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a Higher Education Institute. Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with a minimum level of 6.0 in all bands OR TOEFL (iBT) with the following minimum scores: overall 79, Reading 19, listening 20, speaking 20 and writing 20 OR Academic PTE with an overall score of 58 and minimum score of 50 in each component OR Cambridge English B2 First - 176 OR Occupational English Test (OET) with a minimum score of B in each of the 4 components.

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent

Academic IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0 or TOEFL (iBT) 79

A pass in Year 12 Mathematics or equivalent

Or successful completion of the TAFE NSW Diploma of Information Technology Networking and Interview (conducted in person or by phone/skype depending on the location of the student)

See the TAFE NSW Bachelor courses entry requirements page for all acceptable minimum English Language and Academic requirements.


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

Pathways options


About this uni

TAFE NSW is the largest vocational education and training provider in Australia, grooming its students to be job-ready through hands-on learning.

  • Students can study at 40+ locations in New South Wales
  • Home to over 3,800 international students each year
  • Study options include certificates, diplomas and degrees
  • Offers industry-aligned programs in small classes