Accredited Cyber Security Course
7 Month Bootcamp
LAUNCHING IN MELBOURNE
NEXT INTAKE: 12 NOVEMBER 2018
If you’ve previously studied IT, or currently work as a programmer or developer, and are ready to advance your career in cyber security, Coder Academy's new Cyber Security course is an intensive, industry-focused, accredited bootcamp to help you break into a cyber security role in only 7 months, plus an optional 1 month internship.
Why Coder Academy?
Hands-on, engaging learning
Today’s world demands a technologically skilled workforce that can solve complex problems and create impactful solutions. Coder Academy’s cyber security course delivers high quality, cutting-edge content in an immersive, collaborative, and hands-on environment to quickly and effectively prepare you for a career in cyber security.
Industry driven education
The dynamic field of cyber security is rapidly evolving as technology and cyber crime become more advanced. That’s why we continuously pilot, launch, and pivot programs to respond to market demand and ensure our tools and techniques keep up with the constant evolution of those used by industry. Our expert team of curriculum coordinators, educators, and industry partners continuously review and refresh our content to ensure relevancy and demand.
Build your network
Foster strong industry relationships through our network. With access to Coder Academy’s partners from top-tier tech companies, students develop meaningful connections with expert educators, mentors, guest speakers, internship providers, and more.
Why study Cyber Security?
Cyber Security is one of the fastest growing professions globally, with over 1 million open positions — and counting — due to a lack of skilled, qualified personnel. With the amount of data breaches, malware samples and hackers growing every year, the industry is frantically trying to employ experts who can defend against this new wave of cyber-crime. With estimates of 3.5 million unfilled cyber jobs by 2021, now is the perfect time to be trained or upskilled into a high paying, vitally important position.
Our cyber security course curriculum is designed in partnership with the Faculty of Cyber and former IDF security professionals to provide students with the tools, techniques, and practices used in industry.
Cyber security by the numbers:
- 516,380 — the number of Australian small businesses that fell victim to cyber crime in 2017, according to Norton.
- 25 hours or more — the amount of downtime one in four businesses hit by cyber attacks suffer.
- $1.9 million — the average cost to a medium sized business if hit by a cyber attack.
- One — the number of staff members that hackers need to dupe in order to gain access to your business’ data.
What you will learn
Coder Academy’s Cyber Security Bootcamp is the first of its kind in Australia! The 7-month long, immersive, practical bootcamp will prepare those with an interest and passion in IT and cyber security for a career in one of the world’s fastest growing and essential industries. With material created by Faculty of Cyber and the course led by industry experts, the Cyber Security Bootcamp will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to launch your career. The course also includes an optional 1-month internship, offering all students the opportunity to experience putting their skills to the test within startups, tech companies, and large organisations.
In undertaking the Cyber Security Bootcamp students will also study the ICT50715 Diploma of Software Development as part of the program. Successful completion of assessments will lead to the awarding of the ICT50715 Diploma of Software Development.
- Full time study load with face-to-face classes on campus
- Optional 1 month internship after the final term
- Gain hands-on, practical experience in the most in-demand cyber security skills including ethical hacking, penetration testing, mobile security, and Python programming for security
- Graduate as an employable & experienced cyber security professional ready to work in industry
Individuals who have completed Year 12 and;
- at least 3 years’ industry experience in the IT sector; and/or
- currently hold an existing Certificate IV qualification in ICT who seek to gain a formal qualification for employment or career.
- IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) for international students
Our course runs for 28 weeks (7 months) plus an optional 4-week internship. This allows us to cover the large amount of knowledge and skills that must be mastered to be job ready in the fast-evolving cyber security industry. Check our course guide for the broad range of topics we cover.
Class runs on campus, Monday to Friday, 1pm to 8pm.
1pm - Practical Exercise
4pm - Break
5pm - New Concepts
8pm - Review
Technical skills aren’t the only important factor in getting a job in cyber security. Coder Academy’s industry partners emphasise the importance of soft skills, which include collaboration, communication, management skills, and emotional intelligence. Agile methodology and other developer tools are also utilised in the classroom to emulate the real-world work environment.
In undertaking the Cyber Security Bootcamp course, successful completion of assessments will lead to the awarding of the Diploma of Software Development (ICT50715) by the Academy of Information Technology (RTO 90511), trading as Coder Academy.
International: $19,700 + $200 enrollment fee
Payments can be made by accessing VET Student Loans for eligible domestic students or four installment payments (1 per term).
12 November 2018 — Melbourne
What if I don’t have a laptop?
You will need to bring your own device to class and will need a device to work on some projects outside of scheduled class hours.
What laptop specs are required?
Please ensure your computer is 2011 or later with at least 4G of RAM. You will have a better experience with a Mac or Linux but a Windows computer will also function appropriately.
Are there any other requirements or equipment needed?
We will provide all software applications that are required throughout the course. Other than your own device and general stationery items there is nothing else you will need to bring.
What is the expected commitment outside of class hours? Will I have homework?
In order to complete the projects throughout the course students will need to spend some time outside of class hours working on these. The amount of time and effort you can put in will reflect what you get out of the course.
more you put in, the more you will get out of it.
Is there a part time or online delivery option?
The Cyber Security Bootcamp is designed to be an intensive and accelerated course, therefore no part time option is available. Similarly no online option is available as we feel face-to-face learning in a team environment is the best way to ensure all students are given the support they need to be industry ready upon graduation.
International student application procedure?
Apply via the standard application form, subject to normal entry requirements (Cert IV in IT or 3 years’ industry experience)
Graduate prepared to land your first cyber security role! Penetration Testers in Australia earn an average salary of $133,544 per year, according to Indeed.com.
Possible job outcomes for graduates include:
- Ethical hacker (Red team)
- Penetration tester (Red team)
- Information security engineer (Blue team)
- Incident responder
- Digital forensics specialist
- Information security analyst
- Malware analyst
- Release manager
- Network engineer
- Software developer
- Web application developer
- DevOps engineer
At Coder Academy, we’re passionate about looking for ways we can encourage diversity in the tech workforce, particularly in information security. Women currently hold only 11% of cyber security positions globally, and the stats are similar for many other minority groups.
To combat the lack of diversity in the field of information security, Coder Academy is proud to offer Diversity Scholarships for the upcoming intake of the Cyber Security Bootcamp. The scholarship will cover $5,000 of the total course fee. Scholarship entries will be judged on an application form and video submission, and finalists will be determined following an interview.
*Terms and conditions applyApplications for the 2018 intake are now closed.
What our graduates say
The Fast Track bootcamp at Coder Academy was an absolutely amazing experience. The knowledge, experience, and mentorship I gained through my time at Coder Academy have been invaluable to my success in entering the tech industry as a developer. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to enter tech, no matter their background or existing skill-set!
Junior Developer @ Mobecom
The six months that I spent doing the Fast Track course for software/web development has been the most productive period of my educational experience. The trainers who made this happen quickly built a friendship with everyone in the class, making the overall course fun and each day something to look forward to. I have never known a school to be so effective and supportive, and absolutely have to recommend Coder Academy to anybody thinking of walking down the path of a developer.
Full-Stack Developer @ Gorilla Stack
The staff here are an amazing bunch of people! The most important part of the course is the industry connections you get from all of the guest mentors that come in. They make sure to tailor the talks to what you're learning so it stays relevant and gives you industry perspective. Getting re-skilled as a developer will pay off exponentially as these skills will remain in high demand for the foreseeable future.
Junior Developer @ Trioxis
My decision to do the Fast Track course was the best decision of my life. Learning to code is an empowering, and in my case, life changing experience. The environment created by the staff and teachers is friendly, relaxed, and extremely collaborative. The exposure to industry leaders via weekly talks is invaluable, and the internship at the end of the course has allowed me to create a network of contacts and learn how development actually happens in the real world. The Coder Academy team is amazing, and I owe them such a debt of gratitude for the opportunities they have provided.
Junior Developer @ Hireup
The Coder Academy Fast Track course is a great experience from start to finish. Throughout the course we were introduced to many technologies, frameworks and tools, all of which I have since used and relied on as a working professional web developer. The teachers and supporting staff are extremely knowledgeable and are only too happy to answer questions and explain concepts in detail. I was blown away with the level of support received at the end of the course in gaining employment.
Full-Stack Developer @ Mentally Friendly
The Coder Academy 6-month bootcamp is an intensive and thorough introduction to full-stack web development. I found the experience to be both thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding. The course covers an array of skills that will give you the knowledge and tools you need to become employable as a full-stack web developer. Another strength of the course is the interaction you will get with developers within the industry. I have come out of the course with great friends and good memories.
Full-Stack Developer @ Event Hub
I got exactly what I wanted out of this course and more. I started off knowing very little code and had failed many times at trying to learn programming basics. This course took me from un-employable to employed in six months through the help of the team at Coder Academy. The team are all great sources of learning and are committed to help you succeed. I can safely say that looking back I met many great people through this course and learnt critical skills to the industry. If you are looking to learn coding and also have a career, this is the course for you.
Full-Stack Developer @ Event Hub