Areas of focus

Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security

What you will study

As a student of Cyber Security, you will develop advanced technical and hands-on skills that are immediately applicable to industry needs upon graduation.

Informed by global best practice and cutting-edge research, the course will provide you with the tools and techniques to predict, identify, and mitigate cyber risk, and the knowledge and strategies to defend and respond to threats and attacks, protecting organisations, people, their data and rights.


Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security core units
  • Cyber Security
  • Networking Technologies
  • Network Security
  • Ethical Hacking and Defence
  • Digital Forensics
Cyber Security electives (choose 1)
  • Scripting Languages
  • Cyberspace Law, Policy & Governance
  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Information Warfare
  • Cyber Security Ethics and Principles
Student support

Not only will you be supported by the academic staff, with feedback and answers to your academic-related questions, but you will also receive dedicated one-on-one support for all non-academic queries from your Student Success Advisor. They are available via phone or email and provide motivation and guidance to support you to achieve your study goals.


Assessments vary from unit to unit. Please check with your Course Coordinator or Student Success Advisor about each unit assessment requirements. Assessments may include case studies, reviews, reports, portfolios, applied projects and presentations. We do not hold exams for 100% online programs.

Entry criteria

Course admission requirements

To gain entry to the Graduate Diploma of Cyber Security, you require a Bachelor degree in any discipline and to satisfy English competency standards. Alternatively, if you don’t have a Bachelor degree, but can demonstrate a minimum of five years’ relevant professional experience, you can apply for the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security. Generally, if you complete a Graduate Certificate, you can progress to the Graduate Diploma, and from there, to the Masters by coursework degree.

Entry via nested qualification

Generally, if you successfully complete a Graduate Certificate you can progress to the Graduate Diploma, and from there, to the Masters by coursework degree. Many courses progress from Graduate Certificate to Masters level in natural stages.