Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Management

Gain the strategic thinking to build cyber resilience

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Discover the full details of this course, including:

  • Course and unit guide
  • Time commitment
  • Entry requirements
  • Career outlook

Why study the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Management?


Flexible online learning

Enjoy flexible 100% online, with subjects in 7-week blocks. Be supported by UC’s cyber security, legal and HR experts.

Study mode

Build on your experience

Complement your existing experience and qualifications across a wide range of area such as legal, government, operations and technology.


Strong career outlook

Take advantage of growing career opportunities in one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors.

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Course highlights

This course equips students with the knowledge in governance, infrastructure and people management that support the management of cyber secure systems in the workplace.

  • Develop a practical understanding of the cyber security ecosystem.
  • Understand modern cyber security threats.
  • Learn how to respond to cyber security threats.
  • Gain skills to articulate complex cyber security issues.
  • Lead cyber security teams and systems with autonomy.
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Fast facts

Workplace ready in 8 months

Intakes in March, July and October

No previous IT experience required

$13,000 total course cost* (FEE-HELP available)

*Indicative domestic fee for part-time students commencing in 2023. Fees are subject to annual change.

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Management is a part-time degree designed for professionals looking to gain the applied knowledge for career success in the Cyber Security industry. Taught by experts in the industry, it will equip students with the holistic vision and strategic thinking needed to build organisational cyber resilience.

Save with government funding

Study for less in 2022, thanks to Government-funded Commonwealth Support Places (CSPs). Enrol into our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Management in October, and save over $6,000 on the cost of your tuition. But get in quick, CSP’s are only available for our October 2022 intake.

Why study cyber security with UC?

Top 3 for employability

UC is ranked in the top three universities in Australia for employment for postgraduate Computing and Information Systems.*

*Times Higher Education, 2022

Top teaching quality in Canberra

UC is ranked number 1 for teaching quality in Canberra by postgraduate Computing and Information Systems graduates.*

#1 in Canberra for skills development

UC is ranked number 1 for skills development in Canberra by postgraduate Computing and Information Systems graduates.*

Career outlook

27% more roles

Australian Cyber security sector roles are set to grow by 27% between 2020-2024

Very strong future growth

The Australian government predicts very strong future growth for ICT Security.
(Job Outlook)

Talent deficit

Australia has an under supply of Cyber Security qualified professionals. Industry is urgently seeking leaders to drive growth.

Meet your teachers


Students in this program can look forward to career growth and success in one of Australia’s most rapidly expanding industries

Dr Abu Barkat Ullah

This course can help those that are new to cyber security develop careers in the field, while protecting businesses and communities

Dr Wanli Ma

Learn how Cybersecurity interacts with the law, and how to manage digital risks, rights and responsibilities effectively

Dr Bruce Baer Arnold

What you will learn


Upcoming intakes

24 October 2022

06 March 2023

3 July 2023

Who it's for

Perfect for working professionals of all levels across a wide range of sectors such as legal, government, operations, technology and more. This qualification is best suited to anyone managing data privacy issues, business process and systems that are at risk of cyber attacks.

Entry requirements

A recognised bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Management, Commerce or Law (or equivalent) or, 3 years work experience in Information Technology, Management, Commerce or Law.

Next steps

Want more information? Download the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Management course brochure or speak with our friendly Future Students Team to have any of your questions answered.