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Online Undergraduate Cybersecurity Short Courses

Online short courses from one of Australia’s leading universities

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Stackable short courses

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Duration

2–4 weeks

Cost per short course

$300–$1,700

Total credit points

5–10

Individual short course level duration, fees, credit points and more information can be found in the course list below.

Course benefits

  • Choose from short courses that fit your goals
  • Experience the La Trobe Cyber Security Research Hub
  • Study with cybersecurity experts

Build a solid foundation in cybersecurity and launch your career

Our undergraduate cybersecurity short courses are designed to help you explore concepts in cybersecurity models, computer forensics, data protection, cryptography and more.

Deep dive into your areas of interest with short courses that are stackable. Via successful completion of multiple specified relevant short courses, you can gain advanced standing for recognised prior learning for up to half the credit points required for completion of the Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity at La Trobe.**

What makes us unique

Top-rated global university: La Trobe is in the top 1 per cent of universities worldwide according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2022.

Innovative cybersecurity education: Our Cyber Security Research Hub is a leader in the field worldwide and brings you access to the highest quality teaching, research, and career opportunities.

Discover undergraduate cybersecurity short courses

Below, you’ll find information about online short courses that are currently available.

Understand how digital forensics assists in the investigation of crimes and cybersecurity incidents, including data structures, evidence collection and validation.

Upon successful completion of this short course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe computer architectures and key concepts associated with data structures, evidence collection and validation.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different forensics tools and techniques used on varying types of hardware when gathering and analysing digital evidence.

Next start date: 27 February 2023

Fees: $850 for a total of 5 credit points

Duration: 2 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online learning. Attend optional live learning sessions and interact with peers and instructors through discussion forums and drop-in sessions.

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Demonstrate how the latest forensic theories and practices are used in forensic discovery and analysis and lay the foundations for work as an investigator in the public or private sectors.

Advancing on the learning outcomes in Introduction to Digital Forensics, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply legally compliant processes and procedures for forensically gathering and analysing digital evidence and deliver a presentation of findings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of latest forensic theory and practice used in forensic discovery and analysis.

Next start date: 24 April 2023

Fees: $1,700 for a total of 10 credit points

Duration: 4 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online learning. Attend optional live learning sessions and interact with peers and instructors through discussion forums and drop-in sessions.

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Investigate the latest, most effective cybersecurity technologies that protect against cyber threats, such as firewalls, intrusion detection/protection systems and honeypots.

Upon successful completion of this short course, you’ll be able to:

  • Investigate, evaluate and apply current cybersecurity technologies that protect against cyber threats.
  • Describe the process of threat and vulnerability identification in cybersecurity environments.

Next start date: Start any time

Fees: $300 for a total of 5 credit points

Duration: 2 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online, self-paced learning. Access the course content and assessment tasks when it suits you, for up to 12 months.

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Learn to coordinate cyber incident response methods using real case studies and gain an insight into current industry threats.

Advancing on the learning outcomes in Cyber Technologies, you’ll be able to:

  • Formulate and coordinate basic cyber incident responses.
  • Employ secure software design practices when working in teams.

Next start date: 13 March 2023

Fees: $1,700 for a total of 10 credit points

Duration: 4 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online learning. Attend optional live learning sessions and interact with peers and instructors through discussion forums and drop-in sessions.

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Gain basic cybersecurity skills to protect your data and defend yourself against potential cyber attacks. With no background knowledge required, you can apply from any field.

Upon successful completion of this short course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe key emerging cybersecurity practices, regulations and standards.
  • Demonstrate foundation skills in safeguarding data, systems and networks.

Next start date: Start any time

Fees: $300 for a total of 5 credit points

Duration: 2 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online, self-paced learning. Access the course content and assessment tasks when it suits you, for up to 12 months.

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Compare cyber risk management approaches including digital forensics, application security and network security.

Advancing on the learning outcomes in Cybersecurity Fundamentals, you’ll be able to:

  • Compare approaches for cyber risk management used to address real world problems.
  • Identify approaches to digital forensics, application security and network security in the context of cyberspace.
  • Show understanding of data security, web security and cryptography and possible solutions to cyber threats.

Next start date: 13 March 2023

Fees: $1,700 for a total of 10 credit points

Duration: 4 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online learning. Attend optional live learning sessions and interact with peers and instructors through discussion forums and drop-in sessions.

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Practice the best tools used for data protection and learn to safeguard data, systems and networks.

Upon successful completion of this short course, you’ll be able to:

  • Examine and analyse access controls in computer systems.
  • Apply well developed knowledge and skills to safeguard data, systems and networks.


Next start date: To be confirmed

Fees: $850 for a total of 5 credit points

Duration: 2 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online learning. Attend optional live learning sessions and interact with peers and instructors through discussion forums and drop-in sessions.

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Use simulation tools to analyse data security threats and implement data privacy and cryptography controls.

Advancing on the learning outcomes in Introduction to Data Security and Information Assurance, you’ll be able to:

  • Analyse data security threats using simulation tools.
  • Examine data privacy and cryptography controls to protect data.

Next start date: To be confirmed

Fees: $1,700 for a total of 10 credit points

Duration: 4 weeks

Delivery mode: 100% online learning. Attend optional live learning sessions and interact with peers and instructors through discussion forums and drop-in sessions.

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Frequently asked questions

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With the successful completion of specified relevant credentialed short courses, students may gain advanced standing for recognised prior learning for up to half the credit points required for completion of the Undergraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master of Cybersecurity. Students must meet the entry requirements of the award course to be eligible for advanced standing.

Some short courses require prerequisites, so taking multiple courses at a time depends on your unique situation. Speak to an enrolment advisor for more information.

Because our short courses are stackable, you might need to complete one before being able to start another. Speak to one of our student enrolment advisors for more information.

Each short course includes between 5-10 credit points and can be completed in 2-4 weeks.

$850 – $1,700

We welcome students from any background to apply for the undergraduate courses, no matter what your experience.

Our postgraduate short courses are suited to students with existing experience in IT or cybersecurity.

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**Students must meet the entry requirements for the award course.

For short course terms and conditions, please visit La Trobe University Terms and Conditions for Participants.