1 year part-time
Develop the skills and expertise to lead organisations through digital transformation via the latest cyber security strategies. Deakin’s new Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Cyber Security is your opportunity to learn about the context and application of digital transformation and cyber security strategies across a diverse range of industries.
As society evolves, so does the way we use digital technologies. One major area of digital change is the implementation of cyber security strategies. Organisations are highly aware of the need to prioritise cyber security yet many don't carry the expertise to transform their digital systems.
Are you ready to develop the skills and confidence to lead an organisation through digital transformation processes?
With data breaches becoming more common and widely publicised, its predicted legislation will soon be in place to hold organisations more accountable. This means the demand for qualified experts with an understanding of both digital transformation and cyber security will continue to grow.
With a focus on real-world relevancy, you will be introduced to a range of strategies drawn straight from industry and you will be learning from leaders who sit at the forefront of digital change. The pairing of digital transformation and cyber security is unique to Deakin Business School, giving you a distinct skill set to help future-proof organisations.
Tailor the course to suit your employment and professional needs. Choose from application domains such as law, cyber crime, cyber security management and the increasingly challenging environment of supply chain management. Already working in industry? This course delves into the latest cyber security strategies and cybercrimes, giving you the opportunity to upskill and improve your future career prospects.
Deakin Business School’s Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Cyber Security prepares you to:
- lead digital transformation within an organisation.
- advise organisations on how to future-proof their business.
- apply digital transformation processes to ensure organisations keep their computing infrastructure, data, and information processes secure.
- plan, evaluate, implement, and manage digital transformation and cyber security strategies.
- Award granted
- Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Cyber Security
2024 course information
- Deakin code
- Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Digital Transformation and Cyber Security, students must attain 2 credit points of core units, 2 credit points of course elective units, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, DAI001 Academic Integrity Module.
Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.
Course Elective unit
Compulsory 0-credit point module
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Course elective units
Select 2 credit points from the following:
Intakes by location
The availability of a course varies across locations and intakes. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Check each intake for up-to-date information on when and where you can commence your studies.
Trimester 1* - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
*part-time study only in Trimester 1
Trimester 2* - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
*Full-time study only in Trimester 2
This course is only available for part-time study.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS - International students should note that, due to visa regulations, this course can only be undertaken while living outside Australia.
There is an expectation that the students will undertake at least 150 hours of learning and assessment activities per Deakin credit point.
This course does not require students to undertake formal work integrated learning units.
Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum course entry requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.
To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet at least one of the following criteria:
- completion of a bachelor degree or higher
- at least two years’ relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)
English language proficiency requirements
To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:
- bachelor degree from a recognised English-speaking country
- IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent
- other evidence of English language proficiency (learn more about other ways to satisfy the requirements)
Not sure if you can get into Deakin postgraduate study? Postgraduate study doesn't have to be a balancing act; we provide flexible course entry and exit options based on your desired career outcomes and the time you're able to commit to your study.
Recognition of prior learning
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of prior learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of prior learning.
Your Recognition of prior learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Recognition of prior learning system which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Fees and scholarships
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of prior learning you have.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of study. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about tuition fees.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page.
Further study options
This course acts as a pathway to any Deakin Business School Coursework Masters degree that has provision for a minimum of four credit points of electives or for a Faculty-wide specialisation to be taken as part of its structure.
As a graduate, you may find employment across a wide range of organisations as a:
- cyber security specialist
- cyber security lead
- cyber security manager
- lead business analyst
- digital transformation lead
- digital transformation analyst
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities|| |
Develop digital transformation strategies that consider cybersecurity concerns and address existing business challenges.
Communicate to organisational stakeholders how digital transformations can address business problems, inclusive of any cybersecurity concerns involved in implementation.
|Digital literacy|| |
Evaluate the impact of digital technologies and associated cybersecurity management issues on organisations.
|Critical thinking|| |
Critically evaluate digital transformation and cybersecurity issues faced by contemporary businesses and organisations.
|Problem solving|| |
Analyse digital transformation and cybersecurity management challenges in formulating and evaluating alternative solutions to inform organisations on future-proofing their businesses.
Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.
|Teamwork||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Global citizenship|| |
Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.