Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity


Subject area

Computer Science not elsewhere classified



1 Year

Total student fees


over 1 Year - details

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About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to equip people with the skills needed for technical and/or management professionals in IT related positions in cyber security. Cyber security roles are occupations identified on the New Zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL), suggesting sustained shortages of skilled workers and ongoing demand for graduates skilled in these areas.
Cyber security is also a key priority for Government, and the 2015 Cyber Security Strategy and 2018/9 refresh of the strategy signals the government's commitment to ensuring New Zealand is safe, resilient and prosperous online.
Cyber security is critical for New Zealand, and is at the forefront of protecting infrastructure, business and computer networks from attack.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Bachelor degree or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in the IT industry. International Students - English Language Requirements: An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in each band) issued within the last two years, or equivalent.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$7,123 $7,123
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$10,080 $10,080
Total $17,203 $17,203

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 935 832
Phone: (04) 920 2400
Fax: (04) 920 2401

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

Where does this information come from?

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

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