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IT Risk Manager Courses

IT Risk Managers assess and analyse vulnerabilities in an organisation’s ICT network systems and computer infrastructure. They develop and implement ICT risk management plans to protect the network from data loss, cyber thieves, and system outages.

As an IT Risk Manager you’ll be installing firewalls, security software, and data encryption programs to protect organisational data — as well as monitoring the ICT network for unauthorised access. You’ll also need to keep up with the latest trends and technologies in ICT security.

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Popular IT Risk Manager Courses

There is one course available for people who want to become an IT Risk Manager.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much do IT Risk Managers earn?

As a IT Risk Manager 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 you gain more experience and technical expertise you can expect a higher salary than people who are new in the role.

What are the job opportunities for IT Risk Managers?

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. IT Risk Managers are employed by IT firms, SMEs and private business, corporate enterprises and government departments — but also thrive as independent consultants.

Source: Australian Government Labour Market Insights

How do I become a IT Risk Manager?

IT Risk Managers need a working knowledge of ICT networks and data systems as well as key skills in strategic planning and security risk management. Try the Advanced Diploma of Network Security and a complimentary qualification such as the Certificate IV in Security Management. These courses take 12 months to complete.

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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.