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The Cyber Academy is home to Australia’s most unique, innovative educational program, and we’re throwing the doors open for the first time in 2023.


We’re looking for people to join the Cyber Academy for exciting, inclusive, and supportive earn-as-you-learn diploma and degree courses that will take you on your unique journey to discover your place in Australia’s cyber industry.


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About the program

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Why cyber?

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How to join

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To be eligible you must be:

 

  • 17 years old or over
  • Completing your year 12 or equivalent studies in or prior to 2022, or no longer at school
  • Living or working in NSW or Victoria, or be willing to relocate
  • An Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen

 

Applicants are required to hold, at minimum, one of the following to be considered eligible for admission:

 

In NSW:

 

Meet the entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Computer Science (Cyber Security) at the University of Wollongong (Selection Rank – ATAR+Adjustments = 75)

  • An NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent OR
  • A recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate OR
  • A qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Diploma  level or above OR
  • The completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education

 

In VIC:

  • Meet the entrance requirements of the Diploma of Information Technology (Advanced Networking, Cyber Security)
  • Completed VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) or equivalent from other states OR
  • A qualification from a Registered Training Organisation at Certificate IV level or above OR
  • The completion of at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution 

Subsidised training eligibility

 

TAFE NSW delivers government subsidised training, including under the NSW government Smart and Skilled program. To access government-subsidised training in TAFE NSW, including fee exemptions or concessions, you must be:

  1. an Australian citizen or meet the criteria of being an Australian permanent resident, a humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen;
  2. aged 15 years or older;
  3. no longer be at school;
  4. living or working in NSW; or
  5. registered as a NSW apprentice or new entrant trainee.

 

Fee free traineeships are available to NSW trainees whose training is funded under the NSW Government’s Smart and Skilled Program.

 

This means the NSW Government will subsidise the ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security) course fee for eligible applicants.  

 

Tuition fees for the UOW degree are Commonwealth Supported Places with a student contribution (information on this can be found here), this contribution can be deferred via HECS Help Loans.

 

In VIC,  tuition fees can be deferred via HECS Help and VET FEE HELP.

 

 

 

You will be paid a yearly salary of at least $40,000 (pro rata) by the industry employer throughout the duration of your employment with the Cyber Academy program.

Predominantly digital delivery.

 

Years 1-3 at TAFE NSW and the University of Wollongong

 

Year 1

  • You will participate in the full-time (online), 6-week TAFE NSW Bootcamp, designed to equip students with essential cyber security skills.
  • Following the Bootcamp, you will transition into the TAFE NSW ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security), which is delivered online (2 days each week per Semester) and allows time for on-the-job contextualisation of the formal learning acquired.
  • You will also study programming subjects at UOW. Lectures are available online and tutorial classes will be delivered online but will be live and interactive so you will need to participate at the scheduled time

 

Year 2

  • You will continue with your TAFE NSW ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security), which is delivered online (1 day each week per Semester) and allows time for on-the-job contextualisation of the formal learning acquired.
  • Cyber Academy students will continue their Bachelor of Computer Science at UOW, picking up full time university study in the second half of year 2. Lectures and tutorials will be predominately online but some on campus engagement may be available.

 

Year 3

  • You will complete your Bachelor of Computer Science at UOW, studying topics like AI, ethical hacking, system security and complete a project in Cyber Security. Lectures and tutorials will be predominately online but some on campus engagement may be available.

 

Year 1-3- Swinburne University

 

Year 1

 

As a Cyber Academy student you will complete your ICT50220 Diploma of Information Technology Advanced Networking and Cyber Security specialisation in a blended learning environment. Face-to-face, in person classes will predominantly be taught at our Hawthorn Campus.

 

As a Graduate of this diploma, you will have developed skills and knowledge that could be used for gaining suitable employment in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Industry.

 

Year 2 & 3

 

You will enter the BA-CYB Bachelor of Cyber Security, with eight units of study already credited as advanced standing. Following a course planner with other students in this degree you will learn in a blended mode with some delivery at our Hawthorn Campus and some online. During our higher education semesters, you will study for three days a week and work for two.

 

As a graduate with this Bachelor’s degree you will have developed extensive skills associated to the cybersecurity of systems, networks and programs. Via a combination of technical units and those associated with your industry projects, you will have demonstrated a contemporary technical ability, teamwork, oral and written communication skills.

 

Deloitte Next Generation Leadership Program

 

Deloitte will be running .events to provide an opportunity for students to network, learn, and have some fun.

 

  • On average, you will do 3 days work, and 2 days of classes per week (note that you might need to put in extra time for study, exams and assessments throughout the week)
  • As with any combination of work and study, there is the expectation that at times (particularly during busy study periods) you may need to flex your hours, but we will have support on hand to help manage your time.

 

You get leave entitlements in accordance with your employers leave policy.

 

  • Each student will be given support by their employer. While this may differ slightly from company to company, all students will be given a coach and buddy to support their time in the office.
  • Students will also have access to Deloitte's award-winning Next Generation Leadership Program
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