New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6)

New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6)

 

The importance of cybersecurity is increasingly seen as critical to business operations and Aotearoa needs to be able to rely on a strong cybersecurity workforce, capable of preventing, adapting to, and responding to threats
Do you want an exciting career in the fast-paced, ever-changing cybersecurity industry?  Gain hands-on in a modern learning environment, and get into entry-level roles in the specialised field of cybersecurity.

The importance of cybersecurity is increasingly seen as critical to business operations and Aotearoa needs to be able to rely on a strong cybersecurity workforce, capable of preventing, adapting to, and responding to threats.

Do you want an exciting career in the fast-paced, ever-changing cybersecurity industry?  Gain hands-on in a modern learning environment, and get into entry-level roles in the specialised field of cybersecurity.

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Key Details
Queenstown
Qualification:
Diploma
Level:
6
Credits:
120
Duration:

One year full-time, or four years part-time

Study Modes:
On Campus
Dates:
To be advised – Please Enquire
Fees:

This programme is available for free under the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF).

International Fees can be found here.

 

The importance of cybersecurity is increasingly seen as critical to business operations and Aotearoa needs to be able to rely on a strong cybersecurity workforce, capable of preventing, adapting to, and responding to threats.
Do you want an exciting career in the fast-paced, ever-changing cybersecurity industry?  Gain hands-on in a modern learning environment, and get into entry-level roles in the specialised field of cybersecurity.

 

The importance of cybersecurity is increasingly seen as critical to business operations and Aotearoa needs to be able to rely on a strong cybersecurity workforce, capable of preventing, adapting to, and responding to threats.

Do you want an exciting career in the fast-paced, ever-changing cybersecurity industry?  Gain hands-on in a modern learning environment, and get into entry-level roles in the specialised field of cybersecurity.

HTCS6701 Information System Security

This paper analyses the fundamental concepts in information system security and the impact of cyber law and regulations on the organisation’s operations.

 

HTCS6702 Cryptography

This paper introduces the concepts of cryptography and analyses the mechanisms to manage access to sensitive data in an organisation.

 

HTCS6703 Network Security

This paper analyses different attacks that may target an organisation’s network and the security mechanisms to protect the network against these attacks.

HTCS6704 Cybersecurity Management

This paper analyses the requirements of cybersecurity management within an organisation and applies cybersecurity frameworks to manage security risks.

 

HTCS6705 Ethical Hacking and Testing

This paper analyses and applies different methods to perform hacking ethically and implement security mechanisms to protect the organisation’s information system

 

HTCS6706 Cybersecurity Data Analysis

This paper analyses and applies cybersecurity incidents handling process and techniques in an information system to manage cybersecurity breaches.

 

HTCS6707 Cybersecurity Project

Project A: This paper will enable students to research, analyse, select and apply a range of tools and techniques to develop a solution to a cybersecurity problem. Wherever possible students should implement a project on behalf of a client.

Project B: This paper will enable students to research, analyse, select and apply a range of tools and techniques to develop a solution to a cybersecurity problem. Wherever possible students should implement a project on behalf of a client.

 

 

It is recommended that people enrolling on programme hold one of the following:

 

• New Zealand Diploma in Information Technology Technical Support (Level 5)

• New Zealand Diploma in Information Systems (Level 5)

• New Zealand Diploma in Web Design and Development (Level 5)

• New Zealand Diploma in Software Development (Level 6)

• First year of an IT degree and/or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

 

 

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at level 4 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years.

 

Applicants may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

 Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following: 

 

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

 

An International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English, or

 

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL), or

 

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

 

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction, or

 

Successful completion of a Bachelors’ Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or

 

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5

TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Where the test was carried out prior to 1 October 2017 - Score of 550 (with an essay score 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)

Cambridge English Examination - B2 First or B2 First for schools or C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169.  No less than 162 in each skill

OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests

NZCEL - a) Expiring Level, b) Current: a) Level 4 (Academic), b) Level 4 (Academic)

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Language Cert - C1 Expert International ESOL Written (LRW) PASS with no less than 25/50 in each skill and Spoken (S) PASS

Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than distinction in any band

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6) and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

 

  • A minimum of 120 credits in accordance with the Programme Schedule for the New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity (Level 6) full-time over one year or part-time over four years

 

(Please note: students failing to engage in study as per programme requirements may forfeit zero fees entitlement).

 

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