Want a job with a future? Study a cyber security course

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As we look to the future, all industries will rely on cyber security workers to keep IT networks secure and information safe from global threats.

With digital security technology continuing to evolve rapidly and information being shared widely online, cybersecurity graduates will be essential in every company and organisation. According to AustCyber’s ‘Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan 2018’, Australia will need an additional 18,000 cyber security workers by 2026.

Holmesglen graduates Helen Torchia and Tom Calleja studied the 22603VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security as a pathway to exciting cyber security jobs. They both now work in Australia’s IT industry.

What can I do as a cyber security worker?

Working in IT for 20 years before taking a break to raise a family, Helen was motivated by the multiple job roles in cyber security.

Helen’s ambition has seen her start a full-time contracting role with engineering, design and advisory company Aurecon, where she works from one of the company’s security operation centres.

Helen performs a range of tasks, including:

  •  multi-factor authentication
  •  mobile device management
  •  data leakage prevention
  •  vulnerability management
  •  Security Information Event Management (SIEM).

“Everything I learned in the course has come in to play in this job,” says Helen.

Your passion can become your career

Tom saw a cyber security course as an opportunity to turn a hobby into a career. Tom already knew about Holmesglen as a respected training provider through his partner, who studied a Bachelor of Nursing at the Institute.

Since graduating, Tom has worked as a Technical Support Officer with IT service provider Advent One.

“Working for a major support services provider, I have put my hand up to do security work as often as possible,” explains Tom.

How do I become a cyber security worker?

Holmesglen offers two certificate cyber security courses. The 22603VIC Certificate IV in Cyber Security is ideal for people with foundational IT knowledge and an interest in roles such as a desktop security support technician, security support paraprofessional or networking security support officer.

Helen says the Certificate IV subjects were relevant and provided “everything I needed.” Tom agrees the course helped “prepare my foundational technical skills.” We also offer the 22610VIC Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security, which is suited for people who have been working in the IT industry in a help desk and security support role and want to increase their job options. The advanced diploma can help you upskill for roles as a cyber security operations administrator, cyber security systems coordinator and cyber operations analyst

Find out more about your cycber security study and career options on our courses page.

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