Unitec & Datacom launch cyber security course

Diploma course intended to bridge the gap between education and industry,

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Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology has partnered with Datacom to launch a one-year vocational diploma in cyber security, claiming the move makes it the first tertiary institution in New Zealand to have developed a pre-degree level cyber qualification.

Unitec said the qualification had been developed by Dila Beisembayeva, academic programme manager at its School of Computing and Information Technology, with NZQA, ITP New Zealand and industry.

Beisembayeva said the diploma course would bridge the gap between education and industry, provide employment opportunities for students and equip them with skills for jobs.

The programme starts at Unitec in February 2020 and is a 120-credit, Level 6 programme. It can be completed in one year full-time or over 18 months to four years part-time.

Unitec said Datacom had signed up to host 10 students at its Security Operations Centre in Auckland.

Further information on the diploma is available on the Unitec web site. It says students obtaining the diploma can gain credit up to two years of study credits in its Bachelor of Computing Systems of gain entry-level cyber security jobs.

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