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Diploma Of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

Course Code: ICT50220 | CRICOS 106391K

Course Duration: 81 weeks (6 Terms)

Course Summary

If you’re eager to make a career in digital systems and networks, then our nationally recognised Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) is tailored for you. This program not only equips you with the latest skills demanded by the industry but also opens doors to further academic pathways.

Designed with international students in mind, this hands-on diploma ensures you acquire the latest skills and knowledge essential for a thriving career as a network security specialist.

Our comprehensive Diploma kicks off with foundational IT skills, covering team leadership, client management, ICT strategic planning, IP ethics, and privacy. As you progress, the course dives into the heart of Cyber Security, addressing critical topics such as network security, cryptography, ethical hacking, digital forensics, and cyber security risk management.

Delivered through a dynamic blend of lectures, tutorials, and practical exercises, this program ensures a holistic learning experience. By the end of the course, you’ll be equipped to design, build, and test network servers, apply IP ethics and privacy policies in ICT environments, identify and respond to cyber security incidents, manage network security, and lead teams in cybersecurity endeavours. This course combines lectures, tutorials, and practical exercises that simulate real-world scenarios.

Career Pathway

ICT Operations Administrator
Network E-Business Coordinator
Network Operations Analyst
Network Security Coordinator
Cybersecurity Officer
Cybersecurity Consultant

Course Queries

What You Will Learn

You will study Information Technology topics and case studies as they apply to different Australian industries.

There will be immersive hands–on practical work, using critical IT problem solving skills, research, consultation and collaborating with diverse teams.

Sample course units:

BSBCRT512 – Originate and develop concepts
ICTSAS527 – Manage client problems
ICTSAD509 – Produce ICT feasibility reports
ICTNWK529 – Install and manage complex ICT networks
ICTICT518 – Research and review hardware technology options for organisations
ICTCYS613 – Utilise design methodologies for security architecture
ICTSAS524 – Develop, implement and evaluate an incident response plan
ICTICT532 – Apply IP, ethics and privacy in ICT environments
BSBXTW401 – Lead and facilitate a team
BSBXCS402 – Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
ICTCYS610 – Protect critical infrastructure for organisations

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must hold a current Approved visa for study in Australia (at the time of course commencement)
  • Must demonstrate satisfactory completion of studies in applicant’s home country equivalent to an Australian Year 12 qualification*
  • Are required to provide evidence of any one of the following tests of upper intermediate proficiency in English: (see exemptions below)
English Language Tests
ItemTest NameAlso known asMinimum Test Score
1International English Language Testing systemIELTS Test

• Overall band score 6.0; or;

• Overall band score 5.5 if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• Overall band score of 5.0 if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

2Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) testCertificate in Advanced English

• 169; or

• 162, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 154, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

3Pearson Test of English AcademicPTE

• 50; or

• 42, if packaged with at least 12 weeks ELICOS; or

• 36, if packaged with at least 24 weeks ELICOS.

4Occupational English TestOET• A score of at least B for each test component of the OET.

*On 26 July 2023 the TOEFL internet-based test (TOEFL iBT) stopped offering English language tests for Australian visa purposes. A score for a TOEFL iBT test taken on or after 26 July 2023 will no longer satisfy the English langauge requirement for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes. Only TOEFL iBT scores from a test taken on or before 25 July 2023 are accepted for Approved visa for study in Australia purposes.

* Under 18 students must have welfare and accommodation arrangements approved by the Department of Home Affairs.


You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:

  •  You are a citizen and hold a passport from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ, or Republic of Ireland
  • You are an applicant who is a Foreign Affairs or, Defence sponsored student or a Secondary Exchange student (AASES)
  • You are enrolled in a principal course of study that is a registered school course, a standalone English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS), a course registered to be delivered in a language other than English, or a registered post-graduate research course
  •  You have completed at least 5 years’ study in English in one or more of the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, or the Republic of Ireland
  • In the 2 years before applying for the approved visa for study in Australia, you completed, in Australia and in the English language, either the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education or a substantial component of a course leading to a qualification from the Australian Qualifications Framework at the Certificate IV or higher level, while you held a approved visa for study in Australia.

Note: You may be required to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if you hold a British National Overseas (BNO) passport.


Study Pathway

1. Advanced Diploma Of Information Technology (Cyber Security)

2. Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology (USQ)

3. Bachelor of Information Technology (BITC) (USQ)

4. Bachelor Of Information Technology (Torrens University)

Career Pathway

Full-time share


Employment size

16,500 workers

Average age

41 years

Weekly pay


Average full-time

41 hours

Skill level rating

Very high

Gender share

21% female

Future growth

Moderate Growth

Jobs Roles

Jobs Roles Available Avg. Salary Offered Annual Salary Range Offered Weekly Salary Source of occupation and Salary Range
Network Engineer
$ 74880
$80,000 – $130,000
Job Role Descriptions

Are you ready to dive into the dynamic world of Cyber Security? At South Sydney College, we offer comprehensive Diploma programs tailored to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this rapidly evolving field. With a focus on practical, hands-on learning, our courses prepare you for a range of exciting and high-paying job roles in the IT industry. Here’s a glimpse of the career opportunities awaiting you upon completion of our Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) and Advanced Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) programs:

Network Engineer
Average Salary: $88,400
Design, implement, and manage computer networks for optimal performance and security.

Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Average Salary: $105,000
Develop and maintain complex computing systems, ensuring smooth operation and security protocols.

Network and Security Engineer
Average Salary: $115,000
Combine expertise in networking with specialized knowledge in cybersecurity to protect organizational assets.

Network Development Engineer
Average Salary: $115,000
Create and enhance network infrastructure to support evolving business needs while maintaining security standards.

Senior Network Engineer with Ansible skills
Average Salary: $100,000
Lead network projects and automation initiatives using Ansible, ensuring efficient and secure network operations.

Telecom Network Designer
Average Salary: $70,000
Plan and design telecommunications networks, optimizing performance and security.

Database Administrator
Average Salary: $80,000
Manage and secure databases, ensuring data integrity and availability for organizational needs.

Network Administrator
Average Salary: $80,500
Oversee day-to-day operations of computer networks, implementing security measures and resolving issues.

Network Specialist
Average Salary: $118,575
Provide expert-level support for network infrastructure, implementing advanced security measures and optimizations.

Enroll in our Diploma programs today at South Sydney College and embark on an exciting journey towards a rewarding and fulfilling career in Cyber Security!

Course Fee

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Special pricing is available for applicants currently applying within Australia.

Please contact our Education Advisors for details on specials that may be available for your country and course.

Latest fees and schedules are in the course infopack.

Intake Dates

2024: 29-JAN, 19-FEB, 11-MAR, 15-APR, 29-APR, 13-MAY, 27-MAY, 8-JUL, 29-JUL, 19-AUG, 23-SEP, 14-OCT, 4-NOV, 25-NOV, 16-DEC

2025: 27-JAN, 10-FEB, 24-FEB, 10-MAR , 14-APR, 5-MAY, 26-MAY, 7-JUL, 28-JUL, 18-AUG, 22-SEP, 6-OCT, 20-OCT, 3-NOV, 24-NOV, 8-DEC

Campus Location

Main Campus (Burwood)
GM Tower Level 2,
11-15 Deane St,
Burwood, NSW 2134
[email protected]
+61 2 8599 8866

Gold Coast Campus (GeSS Education)
Level 8, Australia Fair,
36 Marine Parade,
Southport Gold Coast,
QLD 4215
[email protected]
+61 7 5559 1605

Why Study With
South Sydney College

Live & Study In Sydney, Australia

Attend classes with other overseas students under our expert trainers in our Sydney campus.

Nationally Recognised Qualification

SSC is a registered provider of nationally recognised and accredited training courses for both Australian and International Students.

Flexible Study Methods

We have multiple intake schedules throughout the year with a mix of face-to-face and online classes.

Industry Experienced Trainers

All expert trainers have years of experience in their field and mentor International Students every year.

Primer Student Service

Our dedicated student co-ordinators are always ready to help through mentoring, tutorials, and guides while you study in Sydney.

Student VISA

We will guide you throughout the whole process and help you collect requirements and file your application to the Australian Government.

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