CM04 - Graduate Certificate in Cyber Analytics (Advanced)


Course Overview

The course will provide you, an ICT professional, a broad understanding of cyber security and data analytics. Graduates will be prepared to apply software tools to analyse the wealth of data in current IT systems, as well as informing of the mechanisms available to prevent, identify and respond to attacks on critical infrastructure and business operations.

Career Information

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

    • Cyber security analyst 
    • Data analyst 
    • ICT security specialist

    Course Details
    Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
    Credit Points that Must be Earned 24
    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) GradCertCybAn(Adv)
    AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Certificate

    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 400 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 Not applicable
    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. Identify cyber security trends and communicate risk to appropriate levels in an organisational context
    • 2. Identify and use appropriate data sets and frameworks to assess, communicate and manage business value in the context of cyber analytics
    • 3. Analyse ICT infrastructure and adapt organisational reaction for information security purposes
    • 4. Demonstrate awareness of socio-political issues and ethics as applicable to cyber analytics practice.
      Course Learning Outcomes
    Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4
    1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised 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 concepts
    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
    10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
    11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
    12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
    13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
    14. Course content drawn from higher education units
    Course Structure

    In order to complete this course, you must:

    1. Complete the core structure
    Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

    This course is nested within the Graduate Diploma of Cyber Analytics (Advanced) and Master of Cyber Analytics (Advanced).

    The following four units are compulsory for this course.

    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
    More Details
    There is no additional information for this course.