Become a cyber forensics specialist
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- Duration 8 months
- Cost per program* $4418
- Units 48
- Workforce ready. Graduate ready to step into roles such as a cyber security manager, specialist, engineer, threat analyst, digital forensics officer, information security manager and more.
- Taught by experts. Our lecturers have cutting-edge knowledge to share with you from incredible, high-stakes roles working with the FBI and the U.S. Department of Defense.
- 100% online. Advance your education and career no matter where you are in the world and on your own schedule.
Excel quickly in a high-demand industry
Become a cyber security specialist with just 4 courses over 8 months with UniSC’s 100% online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Forensics. Coursework focuses on digital and network forensics, cyber laws and the rules of evidence. Delivered by lecturers who have extensive experience working for the FBI and the U.S. Department of Defense, you’ll gain insider knowledge and skills.
When you complete the program, you’ll know how to operate within the legal and ethical issues associated with cyber forensics and investigations and have specialist knowledge and skills across a range of digital applications and cyber scenarios.
If you decide to pursue the masters program after completing the graduate certificate, you may transfer your graduate certificate credits to the program. This means you only need to complete 10 courses to earn your masters degree.
Cyber forensic careers: Big salaries and big demand
The rapid pace of cyber capabilities has left many bad actors with the upper hand. Cyber attacks happen once every eight minutes to organisations in Australia, and their self-reported losses alone total more than $33 billion in a year.1 The overwhelming shortage of qualified cyber experts in Australia, however, has pushed their salary range well into six figures for many roles.2
Cyber security specialist AU $145,8383
Senior security threat analyst AU $116,3127
Cyber security analyst AU $109,0498
Curriculum: Gain up-to-the-minute experience
8 months to complete
When you complete the online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Forensics at UniSC in Australia, you’re ready to handle the pace and pressure of the many forensics roles that await you.
We’ve partnered with the Sunshine Coast Technology Industry Alliance and have an advisory panel made up of leading IT companies such as Cisco, Dell, Oracle, Next DC and the Sunshine Coast Council. They keep us abreast of trends and challenges so that we know how to pivot our curriculum to get you the information you need to succeed in cyber forensics.
This online course teaches you how to monitor the network for traffic anomalies and identify attacks and instructions across points of interest within the network infrastructure environment. Through practical applications and real world investigations You will develop the skills required to monitor and analyse network traffic to assist in incident response and forensic investigation. This includes performing activities such as packet capture and protocol analysis as well as data collection, aggregation and intelligence analysis.
Just 10 courses to complete your masters
If you decide to pursue UniSC’s 100% online Master of Cyber Security and Forensics program, after completing the graduate certificate, you may transfer your graduate certificate credits to the masters program. This means you only need to complete 10 more courses to earn your masters degree, which you can do on a part-time or full-time basis.
Entry requirements: we make it easy to get started
No application fee
To enrol you need:
- A completed Bachelor’s degree in a technology-related field OR must have successfully completed the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security.
- Transcripts from your completed bachelor’s program
- Resumé or CV
You can apply now.
$2,550 per course
Your education is a long-term investment that pays dividends over time with top-paying careers that are in demand.
Even so, we realise that looking at total costs can seem daunting, but we’re here to help. Our online graduate certificate is available for FEE-HELP and we have limited Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) available for eligible students. We can also help guide you through how to have a conversation with your employers about getting tuition assistance.
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Frequently asked questions
Please know that you can talk to a real human to get your questions answered. We’re always happy to chat with you. You can call us at +61 7 5345 6342 or request more information.
The online program is designed for professionals who work full time and is offered in a part time format with one or two courses every trimester. This allows you to achieve a realistic balance between work, school and personal responsibilities.
Yes, if you’ve completed prior study or have relevant work experience, you may, under specified conditions, be eligible for credit towards the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Forensics program.
You can complete the program in just 8 months.
The online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Forensics is designed to elevate your current position and help you land roles such as a penetration tester, security analyst or senior incident response analyst.
Sources and disclaimer
*Cost shown is with a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) applied. There are limited CSPs for our upcoming intake.