Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Deakin University

Throughout the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security, students will learn how to confront cyber security - one of the 21st Century's most critical issues. Focusing on a range of studies, Students will gain knowledge from system security and digital forensics to analytics and organisational security. This course gives them cyber security skills that are crucial to the success of our digital future. Once graduated, they will have the knowledge and talent to take on an expert security role within business, government or law enforcement.

Course Fee:

Australian: $13,600
International: $16,500

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for entry, applicants must have: Attainment of Bachelor degree in related discipline OR Attainment of Graduate Certificate of Information Technology or equivalent. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.


To complete the Graduate Certificate of Cyber Security, students must attain 4 credit points over one year part-time.

Subjects you can Study:

Cyber security

Study Pathways:

After successfully completing your graduate certificate, you can continue your study by using the credit points that you have earned to enter the Master of Cyber Security.

Further information:

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - Please note that due to Australian Government regulations, student visas to enter Australia cannot be issued to students who enrol in Deakin's Cloud Campus.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00113B

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Burwood No info Yes Part time 1 year
Burwood No info Yes Online 1 year
Waurn Ponds No info Yes Part time 1 year

Why study with us

Deakin is the number one university in Victoria for graduate satisfaction and among the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

With industry connections, world-class facilities and a practical approach to learning, Deakin students gain more than just a qualification – they graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

Facilities and services

Deakin has a reputation for cutting-edge technology, innovative facilities and flexible learning environments. There are five campuses – Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool and the Cloud Campus – offering students the flexibility to study in a location that suits them.

All students, regardless of their campus or mode of study, benefit from a range of valuable services including accommodation, financial assistance, health and wellbeing, and study and learning support. 

Admission and selection

If you’re thinking about applying for a course at Deakin, you can get all the information you need through the "how to apply "pages. Discover eligibility requirements and pathways for your chosen course, learn how to write and submit a successful application, and find out if you’re eligible for scholarships or recognition of prior learning.

Study options

As a Deakin student, you can choose from full-time, part-time or intensive study options across Deakin’s bachelor, postgraduate and research degrees. You’ll also have the opportunity to study abroad, explore cross-international study, gain an internship, or work in simulated environments to tailor your learning experience and get a head start in your dream career.

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