CM02 - Graduate Diploma of Cyber Analytics (Advanced)


Course Overview

This course will provide you, an IT professional the opportunity to understand a key problem in industry: how to use the wealth of data in current IT systems (i.e. data analytics) to prevent, identify and respond to attacks on critical infrastructure and business operations (i.e. cyber security). Graduates will be prepared to analyse existing IT infrastructure to identify technical and non-technical measures to protect that infrastructure.

Career Information

      On completing a Graduate Diploma of Cyber Analytics (Advanced), you can choose a career in a wide variety of roles including:

      • Cyber security analyst
      • Data analyst
      • ICT security specialist
      • Systems security analyst
      • Threat analyst
      • Vulnerability assessment analyst 

      Course Details
      Duration 1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time
      Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
      Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
      Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
      Course Type Postgraduate Award
      Qualification (post nominal) GradDipCybAn(Adv)
      AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma

      Admission Codes

      Domestic Students
      Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
      Not Applicable
      International Students
      CRICOS Codes
      Not Applicable
      Where and when can I start?

      Domestic Availability

      Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021


      Overseas Availabilities

      Hyperflexible Annual Term - 2021

      Sorry, no overseas availabilities found.
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      Entry Scores
      Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information
      Entry Requirements

      To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have completed an Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor level (or higher) qualification, and demonstrate a minimum of two years' work experience within the Information Technology industry.

      Experience can be demonstrated in the form of a letter of employment, presented on a company lettterhead and signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure the letter contains your position title, a brief position description and your length of service.

      English Language Proficiency Requirements

      If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

      Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

      • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent),
      • an Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor level (or higher) qualification with a minimum overall GPA 4.0 completed within the last 5 years.

      If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve one of the following scores as below.

      • International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
      • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
      • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Required an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
      • Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
      • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
      • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
      • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

      English test results remain valid for no more than two years between the final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

      Each student will be assessed individually.

      Security Requirements


      Health Requirements


      Assumed Knowledge

      This is a self-paced study course for students with 800 hours duration. This is a hyper-flexible course that is available 24/7 and 365 days a year to support study.

      Fees and Charges
      Higher Education
      Course Features

      Awards and Accreditation

      Interim Awards Not applicable
      Exit Awards CM04 - Graduate Certificate in Cyber Analytics (Advanced)
      Professional Accreditation Not applicable
      Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

      Residential School Requirements

      No Residential School for this course.

      Practicum/Work Placement

      Not applicable

      Predicted Enrolments

      Year Number of Students
      First Year 150
      Second year 175
      Third Year 200
      Core Learning Outcomes
      • 1. Analyse cyber security trends and communicate risk in an organisational context
      • 2. Identify and use appropriate analytic tools and frameworks to assess, communicate and manage business value in context of cyber analytics
      • 3. Apply cybersecurity mechanisms and data analytics to analyse ICT infrastructure, and propose organisational reaction for information security purposes
      • 4. Demonstrate awareness of socio-political issues, ethics, and law as applicable to cyber analytics practice.
        Course Learning Outcomes
      Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
      1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area
      2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
      3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
      4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice
      5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concept
      6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences
      7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
      8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
      9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters
      Course Structure

      In order to complete this course, you must:

      1. Complete the core structure
      Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

      You are required to complete eight units in this course. The following 5 units are compulsory:

      • N5600 Cyber Security Frameworks
      • N5602 Cyber Security Tools and Techniques
      • N5603 Principles of Data Analytics
      • N5561 Cyber Security Teams and Communication
      • N5599 Research in Cyber Analytics

      If you are considering going on to take the remaining units from the Master of Cyber Analytics (Advanced), you may wish to look at the structure for that course, as in that course you have an opportunity of completing one of two streams: industry or research

      Available units
      Students must complete the following compulsory units:
      COIT20278 Cyber Security Frameworks
      COIT20279 Cyber Security Tools and Techniques
      COIT20280 Principles of Data Analytics
      COIT20281 Cyber Security Teams and Communication
      COIT20282 Research in Cyber Analytics
      Available units
      Students must complete 3 from the following units:
      COIT20283 Human Factors in Cyber Security
      COIT20284 Cyber Law and Data Governance
      COIT20285 Cyber Analytics Risk Management
      COIT20286 Cyber Security Offence and Defence
      More Details
      There is no additional information for this course.