Accredited Cyber Security Course
10 Month Bootcamp
NEXT INTAKE: 6 MAY 2019
SYDNEY & BRISBANE
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 10 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 has been designed in consultation with cyber 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 10-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 industry experts leading the course, 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 ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development as part of the program. Successful completion of assessments will lead to the awarding of the ICT50718 Diploma of Software Development.
What you’ll learn
- about the fundamentals of cyber security, cyber attacks, network and system security
- about the fundamentals of object oriented programming and software development
- to implement security controls for applications, systems and networks
- to conduct analysis of risks
- to use tools for penetration testing
- 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 40 weeks (10 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.
On campus, 9am-5pm Thursday & Friday, 5:30pm-8:30pm Mon, Tue, Wed
Thursday & Friday (9am - 5pm)
Delivery of training for the Diploma of Software Development, working on challenges, self guided and team work
Monday Tuesday Wednesday (5:30pm - 8:30pm)
Hands-on labs/practical activities moderated by Coder Academy trainers with regular visits from Industry Cyber Security Specialists (working penetration testers and other security professionals)
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 (ICT50718) by the Academy of Information Technology (RTO 90511), trading as Coder Academy.
The trainers for the Diploma of Software Development are experienced educators and developers who make sure you are learning fundamentals of software development, assess your competence throughout the course and support you to get the most out of the learning opportunities offered in the course.
Our cybersecurity industry experts are professionals working in industry. They provide real-world know how and industry best practice by conducting masterclasses which help you develop practical skills in cyber security.
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).
6 May 2019 — Sydney & Brisbane
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 2015 or later with at least 8GB of RAM. You will have a better experience with a Mac or Linux but Windows is also fine.
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. The 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 May 2019 intake will open shortly.