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Chief Information Security Officer Courses

Chief Information Security Officers oversee a team of ICT technicians, support staff, and systems analysts to ensure the security of an organisation’s network, data storage, and computer infrastructure.

As head of information security you’ll be developing preventative strategies to detect unauthorised access of your data systems — as well as managing project teams that plan for data recovery, system outages, network overloads, disasters, and pandemics.

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Popular Chief Information Security Officer Courses

There are 3 courses available for people who want to become a Chief Information Security Officer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do Chief Information Security Officers earn?

As a Chief Information Security Officer in Australia you can expect a starting salary of $1,932 per week ($100,464 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As a manager and supervisor you can achieve a higher salary than this.

What are the job opportunities for Chief Information Security Officer?

There are more than 4,000 people employed in ICT security across Australia right now, with excellent prospects for employment growth over the next 5 years. Chief Information Security Officer are employed by IT firms, SMEs and private business, corporate enterprises and government departments — but also thrive as independent consultants.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become a Chief Information Security Officer?

Get started as a Chief Information Security Officer with the Advanced Diploma of Network Security. The course takes 12 months to complete. You will also benefit from additional qualifications that teach strategic planning, enterprise risk management, business and leadership skills. You could also enrol in the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, plus the Certificate IV in Security Management to boost your employability. These also take 12 months.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within cyber security and it networks and system administration. Click on an occupation to learn more about the role and the qualifications that can help you get started in this industry.