TAFE NSW

Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) Course Code: HE20524

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Full-time & Part-time
FEE-HELP Approved
On-Campus Only

Course Overview

Cybercrime is a growing threat around the world. Could you play a key role in defending the security of the nation’s data?

Every day, government, businesses and consumers rely on digital systems and networks for transactions, communications and to store sensitive information – and that data needs protecting.

There is an unprecedented demand for professionals who can secure and monitor IT systems as well as protect the privacy of people and organisations in a digital word.

This three-year degree prepares you to work as a network security specialist in this fast-growing and dynamic field. Developed by working closely with industry experts and taught by industry leaders, this degree has a strong practical focus.

The Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and complies with the ACS standards for specialist IT degrees. The degree prepares students to sit for recognised industry certifications (such as Cisco CCNA and CCNP).

After completing the course successfully, you will be qualified to work in network security, cyber security and data security management roles.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Bachelor of Information Technology (Network Security) you must have at least ONE of the following entry requirements:

  • NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent
  • Recognised Tertiary Preparation Certificate
  • Certificate IV level or higher vocational qualification
  • Completion of at least one year full-time study or equivalent in a degree course at a higher education institution

You must also:

  • Submit additional information with your application, including a short essay and interview. This additional information will be assessed to determine your suitability for entry, and where there are more applicants than study places available, will be used to rank your application.
  • Have mathematics knowledge to HSC level or equivalent before entering this course, or you may be required to undertake a bridging program or preparatory course.

Please note:

  • You do NOT require an ATAR for entry into this course
  • If you do not meet any of the four minimum entry requirements, you may be able to apply for entry under special admissions provisions including mature age or disadvantage

Course Duration

Three years full-time or part-time equivalent.

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