Diploma of Cybersecurity

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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.
Study mode
Blended, On campus, Online
Campus locations*
Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Online
Course duration
1 year full time, 2 years part time
Start date
05 Jun 2023
18 Sep 2023

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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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.

The employment outlook for Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Workers is projected to grow. Get job-ready faster – and for less. Enrol in our Diploma of Cybersecurity 5 June 2023 intake, complete a minimum of two subjects per Trimester, and receive a 30% scholarship on your tuition fees with a Future Workforce Scholarship. T&Cs apply, contact us to find out how.

Potential career paths

  • ICT Security Analyst
    Average salary: $70,000 - $105,000
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
    Average salary: $92,000 - $140,000
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
    Average salary: $107,000 - $180,000
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

This course comprises of eight core subjects. Each subject involves 10 hours of study per week, comprising three hours of facilitated study and seven hours self-directed study.


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. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements until 30 June 2023 only. 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.

Industry partners and work placements

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.

Now is the perfect time to get started. Enrol in our Diploma of Cybersecurity 5 June 2023 intake, complete a minimum of two subjects per Trimester, and receive a 30% scholarship on your tuition fees with a Future Workforce scholarship. T&Cs apply, contact us to find out how.

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 Year 12 or equivalent


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


Successful completion of a Higher Education qualification


Work life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification you may be able to credit this against your degree with us, even if it’s from another institution. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning. 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.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent
Academic IELTS 5.5 (no band less than 5.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirement may be available. 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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