Cyber Security Program

Secure your future with the Yirigaa Academy Cyber Security Program. This course blends comprehensive cybersecurity training with insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural values, preparing you to protect digital infrastructures in a culturally informed manner.

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Duration  13 weeks

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Learning Objectives

By the end of the program, participants will develop

Technical Skills

Master securing cloud environments, managing enterprise security, and conducting comprehensive penetration testing.

Incident Response

Develop skills to design and execute an incident response plan to manage and mitigate cybersecurity incidents effectively.

Practical Cybersecurity Experience

Gain hands-on experience in modern threat landscapes, learn threat intelligence processes, and practise malware analysis and system defence strategies within our state-of-the-art Project Ares Cyber Range.

Course Outline

The Cyber Security Program offers a structured 13-week curriculum that combines theory with practical application:

  • Weeks 1-4: Engage in intensive, industry-led training covering key areas such as securing Microsoft O365 and Azure enterprise environments, developing incident response strategies, and the fundamentals of penetration testing.
  • Weeks 5-13: A Yirigaa-sponsored immersive work-integrated learning project takes centre stage. During this period, students dive into real-world cybersecurity challenges, conducting vulnerability assessments, threat intelligence collection and analysis, and static and dynamic malware triage. The project phase also includes containment and remediation practices and testing scenarios in a simulated environment.

Career Pathways

Graduates of the Cyber Security Program are well-equipped for several vital roles in the tech industry:

  • Cyber Security SOC Analyst: Entry-level position responsible for monitoring and combating threats on enterprise networks.
  • Network Operations Specialist: Focuses on managing, troubleshooting, and optimising network infrastructures.
  • IT Helpdesk Technician: Provides crucial first-line support for security-related issues.


These positions are essential in finance, government, healthcare, and beyond, where securing sensitive data and systems is paramount.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yirigaa Academy offers specialised programs in Data Science, Cyber Security, Data Networking and Automation, and IT Helpdesk. Each program includes industry-led training and an immersive work-integrated learning project.

Our courses typically run for 13 weeks. The first 4 weeks consist of intensive online training, followed by an 8-week immersive project that applies what you’ve learned in a real-world setting.

Yes, our programs are recognised and respected in the industry. We partner with well-known universities like Macquarie University, Charles Sturt University, and Newcastle University to ensure our curriculum is aligned with current industry standards.

While our mission focuses on empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, our programs are inclusive and open to all individuals who meet the program criteria.

We provide comprehensive support throughout your study, including access to tutors, career counselling, and assistance with job placement after graduation.