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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Program code: UOA-GCCY

Applying for an online program with the University of Adelaide is a quick and easy process. Check out the steps below to learn more or get started now by creating an account.

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Step 1 – Check your eligibility

Entry requirements

To be eligible for the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security, you will need to meet one of the following entry requirements:

  1. A bachelor’s degree  

Bachelor of Computer Science (or an equivalent Information Technology degree with similar levels of programming to a Computer Science degree) with a GPA of 4.5. 


  1. Work experience  

Relevant work experience, including programming experience, of at least 3 years in Computer Science or Cyber Security roles.


  1. Work experience + further study  

Diploma or above in Networking and IT plus 2 years relevant work experience, including programming experience. 

Please call our online admissions team on 1300 241 539 if you require any assistance with the above entry requirements (Monday to Friday, 8:30AM –5PM ACST/ADST).

Step 2 - Create an account and apply

  • Confirm the application close date of the next teaching period by checking the Important Dates page to avoid missing out.
  • Create an account via the University of Adelaide Application Portal
  • Complete application form and upload supporting documents which include:
    • valid photo ID (passport or driver's licence)
    • proof of citizenship / permanent residency
    • transcripts from your complete bachelor's degree, diploma or certificate (if applicable)
    • change of name documents if applicable (e.g marriage certificate)
    • English language requirements (if you are an international applicant).

Don’t worry if you do not have all of the required documents yet. You can still create an account and return at a later date to complete your application.  

Once you’ve submitted your application, you’ll be hearing from our admissions team who will confirm the outcome of your application.

Step 3 - Enrol

If your application is successful, you will then need to enrol in preparation for the start of the teaching period. You’ll need to register for a student ID and activate your student email address. The EnrolMe System will then guide you through the process of enrolling into your first course.


Application FAQs


When do I apply for FEE-HELP?

After you have been offered a place in a University of Adelaide program, you will be able to apply for a HELP loan as a part of the enrolment process.

I’m unsure if I meet the entry requirements

The team at the University of Adelaide are more than happy to discuss your unique academic and professional history to help identify whether you meet one of the various ways to meet the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security entry requirements. Phone: 1300 241 539 (Monday to Friday, 8:30AM – 5PM ACST/ADST). Email:

I want someone to walk me through my application

Book a consultation with one of our enrolment advisors here who will more than happy to assist you. 

I don’t have my academic transcript yet

If you don’t have all of the required documents yet you can still create an account and come back later to complete your application. Academic transcripts can be ordered from the institution you completed your bachelor's degree, diploma or certificate. Just make sure to submit all the required documents before the close of application date.

I am an international applicant. What are the English language requirements?

In order to study with the University of Adelaide, you must be proficient in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English as this is the language of instruction. 

You must be able to demonstrate that you meet the minimum English language requirements, however you will not require English evidence if you are a citizen or hold a passport from one of the following countries: Canada (English speaking provinces only), New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States. 

Please download the English Proficiency Language Criteria to ensure you meet the minimum requirements.

Still have a question? Contact our online admissions team now

If you have any questions about your eligibility or want to know more details about the program, contact the Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security admissions team either on:

Phone: 1300 241 539 (Monday to Friday, 8:30AM –5PM ACST/ADST).



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