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Cyber Security Essentials

Starts Feb 1, 2022
5.0 credits

$680 Enrol

Full course description


1 February 2022


1 Day*

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GST excl.

Cybersecurity risk is increasing, and our knowledge must increase with it. Explore vulnerabilities, risks and mitigation methods in cyberspace to empower yourself and your organisation for the future.

Did you know there is a hacker attack on average every 39 seconds? Or that since COVID-19, the US FBI reported a 300% increase in reported cybercrimes? With increased global connectivity and more and more businesses utilising cloud technologies, cybersecurity has become paramount. Cyber threats are now more sophisticated and can impact any organisation, regardless of size.

Arming yourself with the knowledge and skills to protect your organisation from potential attacks is imperative to survive and thrive, and it all starts here.

Gain introductory knowledge into different aspects of cybersecurity through rich content and interactive media, and discover ways to keep your information and intellectual property safe.

In this credential you will:

  • examine common cyber attacks and their impacts on organisations and individuals
  • investigate the cyber security framework and its application in data security management
  • explore methods of protecting data by looking at confidentiality, integrity and availability (CIA)
  • learn the importance of investing in cybersecurity mitigation plans
  • complete a pass/fail authentic, industry relevant assessment to provide the opportunity to demonstrate learning mastery.

What you will gain from this Credential

Successful completion of this credential earns a digital badge that is instantly shareable to your social networks (including LinkedIn) which showcases your skill mastery in Cyber Security Essentials.


Curtin Essentials Badge - Hexagon with curtin logo


This credential provides foundation knowledge in a discipline and doesn’t require previous knowledge.


You will also earn 5 credit points which are in line with AQF Level 8 criteria, ensuring comprehensive theoretical and/or technical knowledge of the credential.

What should you bring to this Credential?  

Learning materials will be provided to you through the teaching of this credential and via Canvas, our Learning Management System. Learners need to supply laptops or tablets and are welcome to bring with them any content they believe will contribute to the learning environment.  

Curtin Credentials focus on five themes, which have been carefully curated based on what’s most relevant and valuable to professionals today, and in the future. This credential fits within the following theme:

Digital mindset

Embrace advances in digital technology, explore how it impacts our lives, and develop your digital skills to equip you for the future of work.

Keen to explore offering this credential to your team or company? For information on this, or any other question about Curtin Credentials, email us at or call Curtin Connect at 1300 222 888

*This credential involves one day of instruction, however to pass and gain five credit points, you will need to commit further time to complete the full set of learning activities including (but not limited to) self-guided study and research, extension readings, activities and the final assessment activity..  
^Learning is done completely online and at your own pace.