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Build your internal capabilities and protect your organisation from cybersecurity threats with La Trobe University.

It’s estimated that Australia will need an additional 17,000 cyber workers by 2026,1 with industry need outpacing the number of qualified professionals. La Trobe is working to bridge the skills gap through Cybersecurity microcredentials that allow learners to upskill and reskill quickly in key cyber areas.

Our short courses were created through a multi-million dollar grant from the Commonwealth Government with an emphasis on industry-driven training.2 At the heart of this project, we also aim to improve opportunities for women and other under-represented groups. These microcredentials cover everything from the fundamentals of cybersecurity to the psychology of hacking, IT project management and penetration testing.

The La Trobe Cyber Security Research Hub, a global leader in the field, provides access to the highest quality teaching, research and professional growth opportunities. With La Trobe, you can enhance your cybersecurity capabilities and prepare for digital transformation with course options tailored to all professional levels.

Industry aligned

Our microcredentials are developed in consultation with La Trobe industry connections so your employees will build relevant skills that can be applied immediately in your organisation.

Accessible and flexible

Courses are purpose-built for the online modality with convenient study options, multiple intakes and 24/7 access, so your employees can study easily around commitments.


Completion of microcredentials can be shared via a digital badge on LinkedIn to promote a positive learning and development culture at your organisation.

Continuous learning

Learners can stack courses to gain credit toward graduate or postgraduate Cybersecurity studies at La Trobe, providing opportunities for future skill enhancement of your staff.

Meeting demand

Our microcredentials focus on industry-driven, evidence-based, up-to-the-minute content in skill areas of increasing demand for organisations globally.


Expert and personalised support is managed by La Trobe, from registration through course completion.

Explore our short course options

La Trobe recognises that one size does not fit all when it comes to cybersecurity education and that your employees will have varying upskill needs be it fundamental knowledge through to targeted skill development.

Our cybersecurity short courses explore beginner, intermediate and advanced concepts in cybersecurity in a mixture of online facilitated and self-paced study options to suit your learners’ needs. They provide a deep dive into specific tech areas and allow learners to gain crucial skills, develop their repertoire and prepare for professional advancement.

  • Duration: 2–4 weeks
  • Cost per course: $300–$1,700
  • Total credit points: 5–10

La Trobe currently offers 38 microcredentials in cybersecurity and IT which can be taken individually, licensed to a broader cohort for a set price, or bundled with multiple courses at a discounted fee. Get in touch with our team today to chat through the right option for your organisation.

Cybersecurity short courses


Foundational topics in cybersecurity for those who need an introduction.

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For those who need to upskill and improve their technical expertise.

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Specialised skills for those with existing higher level knowledge in cybersecurity.

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Partner with a globally ranked university

Top 1% of universities worldwide3

Top 400 universities globally4

Top 50 universities across East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania3

Top 100 in the world for health subjects (QS Rankings)4

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Unlock your organisation’s potential by upskilling and reskilling your staff

Develop and retain your top talent and attract the best future candidates by utilising La Trobe’s suite of 100 per cent online cybersecurity short courses. Our flexible, industry informed course can uplift digital literacy and cyber awareness in your organisation beyond compliance and enhance your internal capability to fight the threats of tomorrow.

La Trobe is recognised globally for academic excellence and research, so your organisation will have access to the highest quality online learning opportunities. Courses are led by expert instructors with valuable real-world insight and practical experience, bringing industry into the classroom. By partnering with La Trobe, you can empower your team with the latest skills and future-proof your organisation’s success.

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  1. La Trobe University, “La Trobe builds cyber security workforce,” 2021
  2. AustCyber. Australia’s Cyber Security Sector Competitiveness Plan. Executive Summary. Retrieved from
  3. Times Higher Education (THE), World University Rankings, 2022
  4. QS World University Rankings, 2023