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Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity

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Study Load

20-24 hours per week




Mar, Oct

Secure and protect the future of critical systems and information

Become the forefront of innovative cybersecurity

With a wealth of opportunities in a rapidly expanding market, the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity will secure your future as an expert in cybersecurity. The realms of business technology have transformed and demand bold leaders and cybersecurity specialists to ensure data and information is being managed in a secure manner.

Integrating foundational learning and specialist knowledge, this course will give you the flexibility to choose your career outcomes from a range of network security, blockchain and cloud computing units that will enhance your professional standing in this ever-changing industry.

What you will learn 
  • A shifting digital reality
    Understand how digital technology is reshaping the world, preparing you to play an integral part in that shift. 
  • Advanced information architecture
    From software security to the cloud and blockchain, you’ll choose which fields of cybersecurity to shape your career towards.
  • Policy-based implementations
    Gain practical experience in planning secure networks, policy-based operations and the implementation of security.
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Our worldwide University rankings

Monash University holds high rankings domestically and internationally for research and teaching excellence. 
# 2
THE World University Rankings
# 42
QS World University Rankings

This course comprises 24 credit points which includes a 6 credit point core Cybersecurity unit and 18 credit points of elective Cybersecurity units.

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You must complete the following unit.

Information and computer security

You must complete three of the following units.

Software and network security

Enterprise IT security


Cloud computing and security

An Australian bachelor degree or an equivalent qualification, with at least a 60% average, in a discipline relating to IT, Engineering, or a Science degree with completed studies in Python or Java programming and computer architecture networks

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

If you need help understanding the above entry requirements, reach out to our student consultants on our contact us page and schedule a booking for a chat.

For the Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity, the estimated cost is $4587.50 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Looking for clarification on fees or scholarships?

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Cybersecurity online at Monash

As security risks arise from an escalated digital world, experts in cybersecurity have never been in more demand. At Monash online we tailor our course learnings to develop your proficiencies in computer science and elevate them beyond.

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity will equip you to take on any job, challenge and opportunity to become a world-leading expert in this transformative field.

Meet your academic team

Dr Amin Sakzad

Dr Amin Sakzad is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. He is also the Deputy Head and Director of Education at the Department of Software Systems and Cybersecurity. He has over 15 years of experience teaching Maths, Engineering, and Computer Science in Australia, Canada and Iran.

Yi-Shan Tsai

Course coordinator

Yi-Shan Tsai is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Human-Centred Computing in the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Her work seeks to enhance learning experiences and teaching practice through the use of data and AI technologies.

I am currently in a career transition phase, working to become a full-time software engineer; all this made possible by the excellent pathways Monash has created.

Rashid Elhouli

Computer Science

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Industry insights

With a Graduate Certificate of Cybersecurity, you will be well-placed to take your next step into a pursuing careers and opportunities within the human resources industry, applying your skills in any of the following roles:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Consultant
  • Cybersecurity Systems Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Information Security Sfficer
  • Forensic Computer Scientist
  • Cryptoanalyst.
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4 stars out of 5
information technology specialists report extremely high job satisfaction.

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19.8% job growth is expected for security analyst roles over the next five years.

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$115,000 is the most common salary for a security analyst in Victoria.

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