New Zealand Diploma in Cybersecurity

Unitec New Zealand Limited

Subject area

Security Science

Qualification

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

Current legislation and regulations can be accessed at www.legislation.govt.nz
Current AS/NZS standards can be accessed at www.standards.govt.nz

Relevant codes of ethics and professional practice, including the following, which can be accessed at:
- ITP Code of Ethics: www.itp.nz/Members/Code-of-Ethics
- ITP Professional Practice Guidelines, including the ITP Code of Practice and ITP Professional Knowledge Curriculum: www.itp.nz/Members/Practice-Guidelines

Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ) provides up-to-date, actionable advice on current threats and vulnerabilities, as well as guidance on mitigation and cyber security best practice, available at www.cert.govt.nz/it-specialists.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This qualification was co-developed by IT Professionals New Zealand (ITP) and NZQA National Qualifications Services (NQS).

The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have attained internationally transferable industry-relevant knowledge and technical skills that will equip them to work in entry-level roles in the specialised field of cybersecurity, or to proceed to further study.

Businesses, organisations and communities will benefit from having cybersecurity professionals who have developed a security mindset and who are able to identify, mitigate and respond to cybersecurity risks and incidents, and help assure information and systems security, integrity and availability.

Graduates will be capable of operating within the applicable professional standards and practice, both independently and as part of a team.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Information Technology at this level can earn:

$35,000

Median earnings one year after study

$39,000

Median earnings two years after study

$48,000

Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study

58%

Employment rate two years after study

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

Unitec Study Grants

Provided by:

Unitec Institute of Technology

Website:

http://www.unitec.ac.nz/application-and-funding/scholarships-and-awards

Value:

Up to $500

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Aimes Awards

Provided by:

The North Harbour Club

Website:

http://www.northharbourclub.co.nz/what-we-do/aimes-what-we-do/

Value:

Determined by the Trustees

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 10 95 10
Phone: (09) 815 2945
Fax: (09) 815 2905
Email: study@unitec.ac.nz
Web: http://www.unitec.ac.nz

Please contact the provider for details of where this qualification is offered.

The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.

NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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