ACT students prepped to combat cybercrime

Wednesday, 31 March, 2021

ACT students prepped to combat cybercrime

As schools and educational facilities across Australia aim to arm students with the skills that today's — and tomorrow's — job market requires, cybersecurity is increasingly in focus.

The ACT Education Directorate has highlighted one educator's efforts to ensure that information technology students at Lake Tuggeranong College (TLC) are receiving the specialist training needed to spring into thriving careers.

Graham Cassells's program teaches students all the work-ready skills they need — including teamwork, project management and time management — via a CISCO Networking class, and also offers valuable work experience and mentoring through partnership with the Services Australia Cyber Security Department.

Two years of learning culminates in a final project that focuses on cyber warfare. Students are positioned to protect against cyber attacks by first learning how to launch such an attack — a necessary skill in cybersecurity.

Completion of the CISCO Networking program provides the competency needed to take the Cert 2 — Cisco Certified Networking Associate test at the Canberra Institute of Technology.

Find out more about the TLC class, including student commentary, here.

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