Certificate IV Cyber Security

Duration - 3 year

Positions are now closed for this course, please refer to industry body Apprentice Employment Network (AEN) for other opportunities.

About the Certificate IV in Cyber Security 

Study Certificate IV in cyber security and learn all about the cyber security industry; with this traineeship, the students learn all techniques that will help and protect securing various digital components, networks, data and computer systems from unauthorised digital access. 

Trainees will learn different methods to protect against cyber threats based on the type of network and potential attacks.   

What you’ll learn in a Cyber Security Certificate IV 

Designed to include a comprehensive understanding of cyber security; through this traineeship, students will learn: 

  • Monitoring the Risk of Cyber Attacks: Understand the different types of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. Learn to assess and monitor potential risks to identify possible cyberattack entry points.  
  • Identifying and Using the Right Tools for Defence: Learn about various cybersecurity tools, including intrusion detection systems, firewalls, antivirus software, and encryption methods. Through practical training,  understand how to leverage these tools effectively to strengthen the security posture of organisations.
  • Detecting Attacks in Network and System Security: Gain insights into the techniques and methodologies used by attackers and learn how to identify suspicious activities within network and system infrastructures.  
  • Developing Systems to Minimise Network Vulnerabilities: Building robust and secure network systems is vital for protecting organisations from cyber threats. The course will teach you about network architecture, security protocols, and best practices for securing network infrastructure.  
  • Protecting Organisations from Insider Security Attacks: Learn how to recognise and address potential insider security threats, including unauthorised access, data theft, and sabotage. By understanding the motivations and methods employed by insiders, you can develop strategies and implement measures to safeguard organisations against attacks.

The importance of Cyber Security

As technology grows, qualified cyber security experts become essential. Cyber security infringements can have devastating consequences, including financial loss, reputational damage, and compromised privacy. 

Companies across all sectors, including government agencies, corporations, and small businesses, recognise the urgency of protecting their digital assets. By undertaking a Certificate IV in Cyber Security, you position yourself as a valuable support in the fight against cyber crime.

The trainee of Cyber Security

If you want to become a cyber security expert, this traineeship is perfect for you if you: 

  • Have problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Have a basic understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Have a basic understanding of networking protocols, the configuration of routers and switches, including related protocols, command line configuration and IP addressing
  • Intermediate literacy and numeracy skills
  • Can commit to adhering to the legal framework surrounding cyber security, including the Cybercrime Act 2001, the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), and the Cybercrime Act (Cth), which criminalises computer and internet-related activities such as hacking, spreading viruses and website vandalism.

Career opportunities

Completing a Certificate IV in cyber security opens many exciting career opportunities. The demand for cyber security professionals continues to grow, and by obtaining this certification, you position yourself as a highly requested candidate in the job market. Some potential career paths include:

  • Cyber Security Engineer: Designs, implements, and maintains secure computer systems and networks. Collaborates with IT teams conducts risk assessments, recommends security solutions, monitors systems, responds to incidents, and ensures general security.
  • Cyber Security Analyst: Identifies and mitigates cyber security threats. Analyses network traffic and vulnerabilities, investigate breaches and develops incident response plans. Performs audits, implements security measures, and stays updated on emerging threats.
  • Cyber Security Technician: Provides technical support and assistance in implementing cyber security measures. Configures and maintains security tools, assists in monitoring network traffic, and responds to incidents. Educates employees on cybersecurity practices and helps implement security policies.
  • ICT Security Consultant: Advises organisations on cyber security strategies. Assesses security measures, identify vulnerabilities and develops tailored solutions. Conducts audits, performs testing, and provides infrastructure, policies, and compliance recommendations.

Why should I have a Certificate IV in Cyber Security?

Trainees can begin a successful career in a highly demanding field when they study Certificate IV in Cyber Security. Here are some key aspects to consider when you start your RTO course:

Industry-Relevant Curriculum: The course is designed to provide the latest industry-relevant knowledge and skills in cyber security. Learn about network security, information security, digital forensics, risk management, and more, ensuring you are well-prepared to deal with cyber threats.

Hands-on Practical Experience: The traineeship emphasises practical learning, allowing you to apply your knowledge through hands-on exercises and simulations. You should gain valuable experience configuring secure networks, analysing security vulnerabilities, and implementing effective strategies.

Industry connections 

At 1300Apprentice, we established strong connections with various employers in the cyber security industry. Through our extensive network, we can help you secure industry placements and traineeships, providing you with practical experience and networking opportunities.

The 1300apprentice difference 

1300apprentice has matched apprentices and trainees with employers for over 30 years across 40 vocations. We pride ourselves on our industry connections and reputation. No matter the employer’s size, big or small, we will connect you to the right fit for your career.

We provide complete professional support throughout our cyber security traineeship, Certificate IV cyber security,  cert 3 electrical or other industries we work with; we’ve got you. 

We have been dedicated to achieving vocational excellence, partnering and connecting candidates with leading employers from all backgrounds, and we have the reviews to prove it.  Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about us; we’ll gladly assist you.


  • Monitor the risk of cyberattacks
  • Identify and use the right tools to defend against breaches
  • Detect attacks in the network and system security
  • Develop systems to minimise network vulnerabilities
  • Protect an organisation from insider security attacks

Future prospects

  • Cyber security engineer
  • Cyber security analyst
  • Cyber security technician
  • ICT security consultant

Also known as

  • Website penetration tester
  • Security support officer
  • Systems tester
  • Analytical skills
  • Solutions focused mindset
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Great communication

If you like

  • A basic understanding of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • A basic understanding of networking protocols, configuration of routers and switches including related protocols, command line configuration and IP addressing
  • Intermediate literacy and numeracy skills

This course content is considered high risk. This means the teaching of this course operates within a wider framework of the law and TAFE policies. There are many inherent laws relating to cyber security including the Cybercrime Act 2001 and the Spam Act 2003 (Cth), with the Cybercrime Act (Cth) criminalising computer and internet related activities such as hacking, spreading viruses and website vandalism.

Based on this, to be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Submit to a National Police Check which discloses your criminal history
  • Agree to sign an ethical conduct agreement that outlines your responsibilities to work within legal and ethical boundaries, on the first day of the course
  • Have access to a computer, flash drive (USB) and the internet to complete learning activities and assessments.

We look after

  • Wages
  • Allowances
  • Annual leave & annual leave Loading
  • TAFE/RTO fees
  • Mentoring & support


To protect Australian businesses from cyber attacks, estimates predict that around 17,600 extra cyber security workers will be needed by 2026. (TAFE).

There are 70,500 workers in this industry in 2022. (MarketInsights.gov.au)