Study at VU

IT Networks and Security courses

Gain the skills and knowledge of information technology applications needed to work in the field of network and systems computing. Our courses cover general networks and systems computing along with more specialised CISCO modules and MCITP configuration. Gain the skills to take your career further you can study at TAFE or degree level.


Many of our graduates gain employment in the following roles:

  • network and security administrator
  • service delivery manager
  • network security administration
  • network security engineer
  • technical disaster recovery specialist
  • security analyst
  • security architect.


Our IT networks and security courses are provided by the College of Engineering and Science and Victoria Polytechnic.

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.
Duration: 72 hours
Gain data cabling knowledge in electrical classification, rules, data and telephony installation techniques, dossiers and related mandatory documentation and inspections.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 3 courses

Duration: 0.5 years

This Certificate is delivered as part of the Youth IT Careers Program, covering digital literacy, employability skills, and social and welfare support for youth experiencing education or employment barriers.

Duration: 9 months
Get the skills for a career in the IT industry. You will learn various IT support skills including networking, web development and database creation.
Duration: 1 year
Further your career in IT with a course in networking. Learn the skills and knowledge to design, build, install and manage ICT networks.

Higher Education diplomas 1 course

Higher education diplomas

Study a one-year specialised diploma, with more focussed academic and English support to better prepare you for success in undergraduate study.

On completion, you will be guaranteed entry into the second year of a nominated bachelor degree.

Duration: 1 year
Develop the skills and knowledge in a range of information technology fields allowing you to progress your qualifications and career in information technology.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 1 course

Duration: 3 years
Gain the skills and knowledge of IT applications needed to work in the field of network and systems computing.

Postgraduate 1 course

Duration: 0.5 years
The content covers the essential areas of cyber security, from proactive cyber threat detection, risk management to cyber law and regulations.

Can't find your course?

Search for courses for Australian residents

You can also browse through an A-Z list of all our courses.