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Choose your cyber security pathway

Choose your cyber security pathway

Strong cyber security skills and capabilities are a key driver of economic activity across the Australian economy and are critical for Australia’s future prosperity. 

Currently, there is a well-known global shortage of skilled cyber security workers. In Australia, the shortage is severe and is predicted to reach 18,000 cyber security jobs by 2026. 

At AustCyber, part of our mission is establish Australia as the leading centre for cyber security education – a key goal in the Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan. 

In just two years we have seen TAFEs and universities around the country rapidly expand their cyber security program offering, while Australian employers are increasingly identifying talent through these programs for graduate work roles in cyber security.

These pathways between education providers and employers are the foundations of a strong talent pipeline and are an exciting prospect for up and coming students that are interested in exploring a career in cyber security.   

If you would like to learn more about the various work roles available in the cyber security sector, or cyber security related programs on offer at Australian universities and TAFEs, we encourage you to use AustCyber’s interactive dashboards.

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework and NICE Framework Dashboard

If you’re considering cyber security as a career, the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Workforce Framework  can help you understand the knowledge, skills and abilities of each potential job type.  

The NICE Workforce Framework includes:

• Workforce categories 

• Speciality areas

• Work roles

• Knowledge, skills abilities and tasks.

Explore AustCyber’s interactive NICE Workforce Framework Dashboard to learn about the various technical and non-technical work roles described in the Framework.

AustCyber’s Education Map 

Want to know more about formal education options for cyber security or related programs? 

AustCyber’s Education Map will help you to explore the courses available at Australian universities and TAFEs across the country. 

Filter by different regions and course types to find the right program for you, including courses from the Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence and TAFECyber providers.


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Useful links:

Building Building the cyber security workforce Australia needs
Opportunities Opportunities in the burgeoning cyber security industry