TAFE NSW, NSWCSIN launch online cybersecurity course

By Amy Sarcevic
Wednesday, 17 June, 2020

TAFE NSW, NSWCSIN launch online cybersecurity course

A new online cybersecurity training program has just been launched by TAFE NSW and the NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node (NSWCSIN) to help upskill workers during COVID-19.

Featuring nine industry-aligned modules, the course will provide specialist skills to meet emerging needs in this growing, understaffed sector.

Dr Geethani Nair, Head of Technology and Business Services SkillsPoint at TAFE NSW, said course graduates will leave with relevant and timely knowledge — equipping them for the heightened threat landscape.

"These modules will provide skills across a range of topics including detecting, protecting and responding to cyber attacks. They are perfect for those looking to retrain, upskill and set themselves apart in the workplace," she said.

NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee welcomed the initiative and said it would help the government in its quest to increase skilled workers in this field.

"There is a huge demand for skilled cybersecurity workers, with AustCyber estimating the need for 17,000 cybersecurity professionals across Australia by 2026," Lee said.

"This initiative will allow students to study remotely and take advantage of TAFE NSW's practical, innovative learning modules to gain the practical skills they need to succeed in the cybersecurity industry."

The course is the second phase of the NSWCSIN Cyber Security Talent Accelerator program, committed to futureproofing Australia's workforce.

Each module will cost between $100 and $200 and count towards the completion of the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

TAFE NSW is now taking enrolments.

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