Diploma of Cybersecurity

CRICOS 110738J
Diploma of Cybersecurity | Torrens University

What is a Diploma of Cybersecurity?

The Diploma of Cybersecurity will equip you with the skills you need for an exciting career in cybersecurity. Designed, developed and delivered by industry, this course ensures you’ll gain the practical, technical and theoretical skills that are in demand amid a global rise in cybercrime.

The course will develop your IT skills, with subjects including programming, data and networking, cloud computing, software engineering and cybersecurity principles. Our human-centric design focus makes this course unique and, upon graduating, you’ll possess the ability to apply cybersecurity principles towards developing ICT solutions that consider ethical and social responsibilities.

This course has been co-developed with industry-leading ICT practitioners and academics, and is structured to meet the Australian Computer Society’s Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and Cybersecurity Body of Knowledge (CyBOK).


Learning outcomes

  • Examine the design and operations of modern computer systems, databases and networks.
  • Learn the fundamentals of preventative cybersecurity principles, programs and practices.
  • Understand cybersecurity requirements in designing innovative ICT solutions.
  • Apply cybersecurity principles in developing secure ICT solutions.
  • Learn to develop and present verified and validated software solutions for cybercrime prevention.
  • Learn to consider professional obligations, ethics and social responsibilities in line with ICT industry standards.
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Complimentary AISA membership

Students studying a cyber security course at Torrens University are eligible for a complimentary AISA student membership. ASIA is the largest national peak body for cyber security.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Online
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 5 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Guaranteed pathway entry
Successful completion will guarantee entry into our Bachelor of Cybersecurity.

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Career opportunities

You will be well-positioned to analyse and recommend cybersecurity solutions while utilising agile and design thinking, innovative approaches and problem-solving, applying cybersecurity solutions to real-life situations or working in tech-related fields. The Diploma of Cybersecurity also provides an alternative entry path for further study into the Bachelor of Cybersecurity, Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity and Master of Cybersecurity courses.

Potential career paths

  • ICT Security Analyst
    Average salary: 98,747 - $194,386
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
    Average salary: $90,518 - $130,950
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
    Average salary: $138,153 - $200,000
Tony Jan
The digital evolution will continue in many industry sectors, and the smart information and communications technologies, enabled by software engineering and protected by cybersecurity professionals, will be the new norm in our daily lives and business operations.
Tony Jan
Associate Professor, Program Director - Technology

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises of eight core subjects, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.


Complete eight core subjects.

Core subjects

  • Computer Architecture and Operating Systems | CAO107
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Introduction to Programming | ITP122
  • Data and Networking | MIS102
  • Cybersecurity Principles | CBS131
  • Introduction to Software Engineering | ISE102
  • Introduction to Cloud Computing | ICC104
  • User Experience Design | UED100


Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


  • Diploma of Cybersecurity

    CRICOS 110738J

    8 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time

    Start with a Diploma to explore a new career area, or gain guaranteed entry into our Bachelor program.

  • Bachelor of Cybersecurity

    CRICOS 110736M

    22 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    3 years full time, 6 years part time

    Experience industry placements, internships or industry-linked projects with our Bachelor degree.

    View course


  • Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity

    CRICOS 110794A

    4 core subjects
    On campus | Online | Blended
    7 months full time, 12 months part time

    Complete just four subjects to expand your knowledge in a specific area, or take the first step towards your Masters.

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  • Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity

    CRICOS 110793B

    8 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time

    Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

    View course
  • Master courses ( 4 options )
    • Master of Cybersecurity

      CRICOS 110792C

      View course
    • Master of Cybersecurity Advanced

      CRICOS 110791D

      View course
    • Master of Information Technology

      CRICOS 107046H

      View course
    • Master of Information Technology Advanced

      CRICOS 107045J

      View course

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.
Gain professional experience

Gain professional experience as you complete an industry brief, utilising design thinking and putting into practice your learnings.

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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


If you are truly passionate about Design and Creative Technology, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of Design and Creative Technology scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the Design and Creative Technology industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent


Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above


Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 1 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent


Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level which may include approval of prior study or successful completion of a readiness assessment.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways


Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.


We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet all the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of at least 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5, 1 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent


Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent Senior Secondary qualification, or Baccalaureate Diploma

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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