Ballarat’s boost to Cybersecurity Training

High school students wanting to pursue a career in Cyber Security, will now have even more options.

FedUni TAFE’s Mount Helen campus is set to receive a $940,000 injection, thanks to the the Labor Government’s Regional and Specialist Training Fund. It’ll go towards implementing cutting-edge cyber security training and providing state of the art equipment.

A purpose built IT lab will be constructed, complete with industry-leading equipment. It will aim to create a simulated network environment. The new facilities with allow FedUni TAFE to offer the Certificate IV in Cyber Security.

Working in conjunction with IT giants IBM and CT4, FedUni TAFE will offer a course that is fit-for-purpose. Graduates will also have the chance to create connections to cyber security job opportunities with IBM and CT4 as potential employers.

Even better news is that this year the Certificate IV in Cyber Security was made tuition-free the Free TAFE program.

Minister for Training and Skills Gayle Tierney was quoted saying:

“We are making sure Ballarat students have access to the equipment and training they need, so they can get jobs in in cyber security and IT.”

“Free TAFE has changed people’s lives. It gives people confidence and new skills. It supports career changes and ensures that local businesses have the workers they need.”

Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison said:

“Access to cutting edge training and equipment means that FedUni TAFE students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to get jobs in the ever expanding cyber security field.”

Source: Mirage News

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