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Enrolment Period Closes 17th of June
ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security & Business Analysis)


In this course you will learn the practical art of Cyber Security and be able to use this in real-world application of business.  This is an official nationally recognised and government accredited qualification with a double specialisation including Cyber Security and Business Analysis.

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Course fee: $8,900 Subsidies available for WA Residents Eligible students will pay $0 in course fees in 2024
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The Department of Training and Workplace Development have completely subsided the IT course fee cost through their Jobs and Skills WA program. Eligible Western Australian residents may enrol into the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology course through the Priority Industry Training Free in ‘24 program.This is a Western Australia Government Program.
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Course Description

The ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) & (Business Analysis) is an Australian nationally recognised course. This is a cyber security course teaching the practical skills to be used in real-world application.

Subjects:
S01. Analyse and Plan Security
S02. Cyber Security Application 1

S03. Work with Clients and Teams
S04. Cyber Security Application 2
S05. Cyber Security Management
S06. Incident Response and Quality Planning

Study Method: Trainer-Led Online Classes
Enrolment Period:
Closes 17th of June
Duration: 12 Months

Core Topics:
Fundamentals of Information Security:
Understanding the basics of confidentiality, integrity, and availability, along with the principles of risk management.

Network Security: Concepts of network architecture, protocols, and defences against network attacks. This includes understanding firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and network monitoring.

Cryptography: Basics of encryption and decryption, including symmetric and asymmetric cryptography, cryptographic protocols, and common algorithms.

Web Security: Understanding web application architecture and vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and cross-site request forgery (CSRF).

Operating System Security: Learning about vulnerabilities in various operating systems and how to secure them. This includes understanding access controls, malware, and patch management.

Application Security: Covers secure coding practices, application vulnerabilities, and how to conduct security testing on applications.

Incident Response and Forensics: How to detect, respond to, and recover from security incidents. This includes understanding forensic analysis and evidence handling.

Legal, Ethical, and Compliance Issues: Understanding the legal and ethical aspects of cybersecurity, including privacy laws, regulations like GDPR, and ethical hacking.
Emerging Threats and Technologies: Keeping up with the latest in cybersecurity threats and the technologies designed to combat them, such as AI and machine learning in security.

Physical Security: Basics of securing physical infrastructure and hardware from unauthorized access.

Security Policies and Awareness: How to develop and implement security policies and best practices within an organisation, and how to foster a culture of security awareness.

Cloud Security: Understanding the security challenges and strategies related to cloud computing environments, including public, private, and hybrid clouds.
Careers in Information Technology and Cyber Security:

Information Technology is not just an industry, it is a language and foundation that the world of today is built on. No longer are these skills specialised, they affect the everyday life of every person and the need for people who understand this new foundation is massive. Information Technology and Cyber Security affects every business, every industry as well as modern life on this planet. Once you learn the skills, the career and life options are endless - Welcome to the building blocks of the future! 


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1,890 jobs advertised for - Cyber Security
This is in addition to:
Over 40,000 jobs advertised for - Information Technology
Over 3000 jobs advertised for - Software DeveloperThe average annual salary for Software Developer jobs in  Australia ranges from $90,000 to $110,000.Click Here View Salary Research
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Priority Industry Training  
The Priority Industry Training Program operates under Jobs & Skills WA.  Under this program, Equinim College is approved to offer funding available under the Priority Industry Training Program to existing workers residing in Western Australia. To classify as an existing worker under this program, you must be employed at the time of enrolment for a minimum of 20 hours per week with a single employer. You may be employed in any field. 


Course fees: 
The course fee is the fee you pay as the student. If you meet the eligibility criteria, the course fee is completely subsided by the WA Government under the Free in ‘24 Priority Industry Training Program. If you enrol in the Free in ’24 Program on or before 31 December 2024, you are entitled to a fee-free arrangement each year over the entire duration of your course.  
*The Student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and WA Government requirements. Additional fees may apply such as Student service and resource fees.  

Eligibility criteria for WA Government funding:

To be eligible for WA Government funding for this course, you must:
o  Reside in the Western Australia; and
o  Be an existing worker (over 20 hours per week); and
o  Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia; or An eligible visa holder, as outlined below
o  Not have an active apprenticeship/traineeship contract registered on WAAMS.


Eligible visas include the following sub classes:
o  Holders of a sub-class 309, 444, 785, 790 or 820 visa;
o  Secondary holders of a temporary visa of sub-class 457 or 482 visa;
o  Holders of a Bridging Visa E (sub-classes 050 and 051) where the visa holder has made a valid application for a visa of sub-class 785 or 790;
o  Ukraine citizens who are holders of a visa sub-class 449 or 786;
o  Afghan citizens who are holders of a visa sub-class 449; and
o  Holders of a bridging visa who are eligible to work and who have made a valid application for a subclass 866.
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What are the course subjects?

There are 7 subjects in the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology

UNIT OF STUDY 1 (Trimester 1)
Subject 1. Analyse and Plan Security
Subject 2. Cyber Security Application 1

UNIT OF STUDY 2 (Trimester 2)

Subject 3. Work with Clients and Teams
Subject 4. Cyber Security Application 2

UNIT OF STUDY 3 (Trimester 3)
Subject 5. Cyber Security Management
Subject 6. Incident Response and Quality
Planning

What are the units?

We’ve made your units very easy to study by grouping them under  subjects, so you have less doubling up and your study is more efficient  and meaningful.

CORE UNITS
BSBCRT512 Originate and develop concepts
BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
BSBXTW401 Lead and facilitate a team
ICTICT532 Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
ICTSAS527 Manage client problems
ICTICT517 Match ICT needs with the strategic direction of the organisation

ELECTIVE UNITS
ICTSAD508 Develop technical requirements for business solutions
ICTICT426
Identify and evaluate emerging technologies and practices
ICTICT310
Identify and use industry specific technologies
ICTCYS407
Gather, analyse and interpret threat data
ICTNWK546  
Manage network security
ICTICT424
Address cyber security requirements
ICTSAS502 Establish and maintain client user liaison
ICTCYS610
Protect critical infrastructure for organisations
ICTCYS613
Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTSAD509
Produce ICT feasibility reports
ICTDBS605 Develop knowledge management strategies
ICTSAS526 Review and update disaster recovery and contingency plans
ICTSAS524 Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTSAD507 Design and implement quality assurance processes for business solutions

What kind of work could I do when I graduate?

On completion of the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology qualification you will be equipped with a variety of sought after skills. The world of Information Technology is rapidly growing and expanding, with many industries now requiring those possessing a variety of cyber security and IT skills to become part of their team.

Industries where Information Technology professionals are sought after include:
- Cyber Security Officer
- Finance and insurance
- Education- Manufacturing
- Telecommunications
- Data processing and hosting
- Web and software developing
- Programming
- Analytics
- And many more

What are the education entry requirements?

There are no prior qualifications required before entering this diploma.

Course Details
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Duration: 12 Months
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Subjects: 6
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Study Method:Trainer-Led Online
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Level: Nationally Accredited Diploma
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Enrolment Period:Closes 17th June
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Course Fee: Fee-Free Eligible Students
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Frequently asked questions

Is your training practical?

At Equinim College we believe training must be practical and useful. This means we train you the skills, tools and 'know how' for the actual job you will be doing.

Is there student support?

Absolutely! Every student is assigned a training mentor. This mentor will support you through your studies every step of the way. It is important to us that you have someone you can, ask questions, share information, challenge and work with, throughout your learning. There is also our office team who can help with anything course related, information about your studies and general support.

How long will my studies take?

Each course duration will vary depending on the course you are studying. That said, we make sure we teach education in a simple and concise way. This means you only learn what you actually need to know. We dont waste time with things you will not later use and or 'filler content'.

How does enrolment process work?

To enrol with us you must first fill out an enrolment application. We will then perform an interview with you, ensure you have all the information and check course suitability. From there, we will complete the enrolment documents with you and get you into your course.

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