BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Cyber Security)


Qualification:  BSB40120 Certificate IV in Business (Cyber Security)
Duration:  12 – 18 months

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Launch your career with high-demand skills, champion cyber security awareness programs and lead the development of risk management strategies

As businesses become increasingly reliant on digital technologies, the rise of cyber security concerns has driven growth in data protection and digital security within organisations.

This online course, focused on cyber security, will equip you with an understanding of legislative requirements, maintaining security of digital devices, assessment and management of cyber security threats while promoting security awareness and best practice in the workplace.

You will be able to support businesses by championing cyber security awareness programs, contributing to policies and procedures of personal data protection and data security, and recommending risk management strategies.

You will learn to:

  • Maintain security of digital devices 

  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices 

  • Contribute to cyber security threat assessments and risk management 

  • Apply critical thinking to work practices

Career options include:

  • Business operations

  • Assistant Security analyst

  • Incident responder

  • Team leader

Start your career in a growing industry

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88.4% Student Satisfaction

Percentage of course graduates who were satisfied with the training.

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67.8% Improved Their Career

Graduates of the Certificate IV in Business course started or expanded a business, have a new job, got more highly skilled work, or received a promotion or higher pay.

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$57,800 Salary

The middle of the range salary earned by course graduates starting their first full-time job after graduating.

Source: Statistics (accessed on 5 February 2022) are for graduates in the Management and Commerce field (Certificate IV). More details at .

This course contains 12 online modules, which have been designed to cover the following units of competency, including 6 core units and 6 elective units.

BSBCRT411 Apply critical thinking to work practices


BSBTEC404 Use digital technologies to collaborate in a work environment


BSBTWK401 Build and maintain business relationships


BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs


BSBWRT411 Write complex documents


BSBXCM401 Apply communication strategies in the workplace


BSBPEF401 Manage personal health and wellbeing


BSBPEF402 Develop personal work priorities


BSBXCS401 Maintain security of digital device


BSBXCS402 Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices


BSBXCS403 Contribute to cyber security threat assessments


BSBXCS404 Contribute to cyber security risk management


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Q. Do you help me find a job once I graduate?

At Swinburne Open Education, it’s not only about qualifications. We know you want to get a good job when you finish your studies, and our Careers Team will help you with valuable job-hunting skills such as CV writing and interview techniques. We are here to support you every step on the way. Our job finishes when yours starts.

Q. Can I pause my study if something in my life changes?

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Q. What if the course end up not being right for me?

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