The future of work
The world of work is evolving. The jobs and careers of today are constantly changing, leaving us in uncertain territory when it comes to educating and preparing the next generation. So, how do we keep up with these changes and engage in meaningful career conversations?
Cyber Security conversations
Watch this panel discussion to learn that is quite easy to get into a role in cyber if you have the right skills and mindset. A qualification in cyber is not always necessary.
Questacon's Cyber Castle Challenge with Minecraft EE
Game-based learning of cyber security concepts
The Cyber Castle Challenge encourages students to explore, discover and set their own priorities. In-game achievements guide you to understand cyber security concepts. The game is open-ended and exciting. It encourages players to solve problems using critical and creative thinking.
The game can be played over 4 lessons, with each one introducing a new cyber security concept:
- Defend your assets -Identify assets and balance resources to defend against predictable waves of fox attacks.
- Evolving threats - Collect intelligence, continue to balance resources and defend against unpredictable waves of foxes.
- Kingdom expansion - Manage and defend a wider network as the Cyber Kingdom expands
- Who can you trust - Verify the identity of those accessing the castle and train users to identify strange behaviour.
Teachers can visit the Questacon website for support documents, student playbook, and help videos.
Watch this video to learn more
Cyber Security courses and training programs
Specialise in cyber security, game design, IT networking, IT support or web design. Traineeships and JobTrainer fee subsidies are available.
Learn how to protect networks and other digital assets from online threats. Traineeships and JobTrainer fee subsidies are available.
Understand the behavioural science behind online fraud and advanced hacking and learn how to think dynamically to respond to cyber threats.
Learn about designing dependable software systems, cryptographies and software verification technology.
A 12-month online program designed to enhance skills and employability. Get financial support, mentoring and exposure to cyber experiences. Watch this video to learn more.
Learn about network and operational security and specialise to prevent, detect and combat cyber threats.
Traineeships and apprenticeships
The NSW Government’s IT Traineeship is for Year 12 school leavers interested in developing professional skills in the Information Technology industry.
This 2-year program provides paid training opportunities for Year 12 school leavers in Australia. It is a collaboration between NSW Government agencies and Training Services NSW and includes accredited and non-accredited training delivered through TAFE NSW and the NSW Government’s Institute for Applied Technology (IAT).
Trainees work full-time at a NSW Government agency. They undertake formal training for up to one day per week within work hours and complete a Cert III in Information Technology or Cert IV in Information Technology (Programming, Networking, General) or Cert IV in Cyber Security.
This program will equip you for cyber roles such as junior software developer, systems engineer, cyber security specialist or cyber crime analyst. The two-year traineeship is run in collaboration with Microsoft, AustCyber, Prodigy Learning and TAFE NSW. It combines paid, on-the-job experience and supervision with formal training. You will spend four days per week working in the industry, and the fifth pursuing a Certificate IV in Cyber Security from TAFE NSW, and the latest Microsoft and ITS certifications from Prodigy Learning.
Deloitte, TAFE NSW and Wollongong University combine to provide this unique degree program with an earn-as-you-learn apprenticeship.
State-based graduate programs
Various states in Australia offer graduate programs varying in length from 10 to 18 months. They offer job experiences across diverse roles, training, networking, mentorship and also ongoing employment. Check them out below:
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