Cybersecurity for Risk and Security Management (Micro-credential)

New Zealand Skills and Education College

Subject area

Information Technology not elsewhere classified


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Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this micro-credential are: Academic Entry Requirements: All students are required to: · hold a Certificate in Networking or Security Level 5 or above; or · have international certifications at CompTIA Network+ or Security+ or equivalent or higher knowledge; or · have a minimum of 2 years of hands-on information security or related experience. English Language Entry Requirements: Learners whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competency in English language equivalent to IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5. This is subject to NZQA Rule 22, details of which can be found at: Programme Approval, Recognition, and Accreditation Rules 2022 :: NZQA International students are not eligible for part-time delivery.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

This micro-credential provides graduates within New Zealand and overseas with expertise in information security and risk management. Its relevance spans various stakeholders, enhancing career prospects for learners, empowering Māori communities in digital safety, aiding industries and employers with data protection, meeting the demand for specialists in professions, and bolstering security awareness in communities. Graduates will be able to demonstrate skills in governance, risk management, compliance, and security program development, preparing them to identify and mitigate risks while aligning security with organisational goals. This micro-credential serves as a gateway to advanced internationally recognised certifications such as ISACA CISM and CRISC. Culturally, it promotes diversity, opening cybersecurity roles for Māori learners, while contributing to community well-being and New Zealand's cybersecurity objectives.

Contact details

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Phone: (09) 827 6100
Fax: (09) 827 2660

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