Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity

CRICOS 110793B
Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity | Torrens University

What is a Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity?

The Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity adopts a preventative cybersecurity approach founded on extensive industry consultations. Throughout the course, you will cultivate a human centred approach, and develop your technical proficiencies, preparing you for a career in the dynamic field of cybersecurity.

Distinguished by its methodology, the Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity caters to the needs of an industry in constant flux. You will cover areas including software and network security, and the development of innovative cybersecurity solutions, as well as learning to apply emerging AI technologies in an Industry 4.0 society. You will emerge from the program equipped with a unique blend of skills and knowledge that extends beyond conventional cybersecurity realms. Ultimately, you will be prepared to proactively protect organisations from cyber attacks through the application of cybersecurity principles.

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

  • Analyse and explain cybersecurity solutions and their impacts on businesses to relevant stakeholders.
  • Appraise cybersecurity requirements using analytical thinking to protect a digital business.
  • Select appropriate and contemporary cybersecurity tools and methodologies to support digital business.
  • Develop an agile cybersecurity solution to defend against cybersecurity breaches and attacks.
  • Evaluate emerging cybersecurity risks, and solutions to safeguard digital businesses.
  • Present appropriate cybersecurity solutions to diverse and global audiences to promote best cybersecurity practices.
  • Demonstrate ethical and professional leadership to protect digital businesses.
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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, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, 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 8 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

The Graduate Diploma of Cybersecurity gives you the capability to seek professional-level employment in either generalist or niche roles found within the IT and cybersecurity industries. Alternatively, you can use this qualification as a pathway into a Master of Cybersecurity.

Potential career paths

  • Cybersecurity Consultant
    Average salary: $124,447 - $205,000
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
    Average salary: $138,153 - $200,000
  • Application Security Engineer
    Average salary: $130,000 - $186,000
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
    Average salary: $90,518 - $130,950
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.

  • Core


Complete eight core subjects.

Core subjects

  • Network Design and Security | NDS441
  • Cybersecurity Principles and Organisational Practice | CPO442
  • Principles of Programming | MIS501
  • Software Fortress and Web Protection | SWF541
  • IoT Cloud and Digital Infrastructure Protection | ICD542
  • Intelligent Systems | ISY503
  • Research Methodologies | REM502
  • Machine Principles | MLN601


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.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


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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.

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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 the requirements listed below.

Completion of a qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above in Information Technology, Business Information Systems or relevant disciplines


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 course application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements below.

Completion of a qualification at AQF Level 7 (Bachelor degree) or above in Information Technology, Business Information Systems or relevant disciplines
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) 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

  • 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?
  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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