The future of cyber security relies on people like you who are able to think quickly, find innovative solutions, and work to keep the data of companies and nations secure, as well as protect our individual privacy.
Applications are now open for Block B to start on 6 March 2023.
A Career in Cyber Security
Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security, Cyber Crime, and Behaviour is unique in that it analyses both the technical and human side, and places you at the forefront of a dynamic digital world. With a focus on hands on learning led by industry experts, you'll use cutting edge technology to develop skills in networking and build your understanding of policing practices and the behavioural elements of Cyber Security and Cyber Crime – skills that are highly sought after worldwide. The fully online Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security, Cyber Crime and Behaviour is the start of your journey towards a career in this field.
Upon the successful completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Cyber Security, Cyber Crime, and Behaviour, students will be able to further their studies through the Bachelor of Cyber Security and Behaviour at Western and will receive advanced standing for the four subjects they have completed.
The subjects covered in this program include:
- Information Systems in Context
- Cyber Crime and Social Engineering
- Computer Networking
- Policing Practices
Our Undergraduate Certificates are designed to run in block mode which means that you complete one subject at a time over a shorter time period. This means you can focus 100% on one subject at a time. All of our subjects are run online. Assessments are industry grounded and will remain authentic to the activities, challenges, and expectations of the industry.
More information about the program structure is outlined in our handbook.
Fees and delivery
The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) quoted above is an indication only of the student contribution to tuition fees for this program for 2023 and does not include other fees and charges. Actual tuition fees are calculated when you enrol.
Fees are subject to annual increases. The above indicative fee is based on completing this program in 2023.
Other fees: Students are required to pay the Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) and may also be required to purchase textbooks or other program materials.
For more details, consult Student Contribution Bands
Eligible students also have access to interest-free HECS-HELP loans, so you can study now and pay later.
Find out more about HECS-HELP on the Study Assist website.
This program is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this certificate.
Meet one of our students
"The Undergraduate Certificate provided a good taste test and a broad overview that helped me to decide the direction that I wanted to go"
- Matthew Stone. Undergraduate Certificate in Information and Communications Technology
Want to learn more about our student success stories?
Pursue a career in cyber security and intelligence, the government and private sectors, technology, criminology, finance and governance.
Go on to great roles and future study in:
- Cyber safety officer
- Data security analyst
- Security analyst
- Risk analyst
- Cyber policing
- Cyber intelligence
ICT security specialist
ICT Security Specialists plan, develop, maintain, manage and administer organisations' database management systems, operating systems and security policies and procedures to ensure optimal database and system integrity, security, backup, reliability and performance.
Network Professionals research, analyse and recommend strategies for network architecture and development, implement, manage, maintain and configure network hardware and software, and monitor and optimise performance.
Related study options
*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.