Enrolments: 343,911

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 8,865

The total number of Master degree and Graduate Certificate enrolments since Charles Sturt University and IT Masters launched our first qualification in 2003.

Short Course Enrolments: 335,046

The total number of enrolments in our free short courses that we offer as a taster of what it is like to study via Distance Education with Charles Sturt University.

Cyber Security Credit

This page provides information on what subject credits are available for Cyber Security, available for enrolment from 2020.

IT Masters and CSU work to ensure that students receive as much recognition for their studies and knowledge as is possible. A maximum of 50% credit can be given for any course’s subjects (due to Australian government regulations). Credit can be given on the basis of:

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on application – when you apply you will need to provide detailed information on your previous study. Completed subjects just need to match at least 80% of the content of the subject you are applying for credit for and completed in the last 10 years.

  1. Free Short Courses

Successful completion of 3 relevant IT Masters short courses will give you one subject credit for an elective subject. Please contact our administration team to find out if you are eligible.

  1. Credit for Experience

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) offer certifications based on your existing IT work experience. These certifications can count as credit for IT Masters elective subjects.

  • For 2 subjects of credit: ACS Certified Professional OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Professional
  • For 1 subject of credit: ACS Certified Technologist OR ACS Certified Cyber Security Technologist

The maximum possible credits for ACS certifications towards the Masters is 2. As there is only one industry elective subject on the Graduate Certificate only credit can be awarded, but the further credit can be awarded on moving to the Masters. Read more here.

  1. Industry Certifications

IT Masters and CSU recognise a large range of relevant industry certifications for credit – check the tables below for the most common certifications, or complete our eligibility form for a personalised assessment.

If you’ve earned an industry certification that is listed below but not assigned to a subject, we can likely award credit for it, but will need to assess how your certifications fit with the subjects you want to study. Fill out an eligibility form to help find the best way to get the credit you’re after and meet your study objectives.

Master of Cyber Security Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Core Subjects
ITC595 Information Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for core subjects ITI581 and ITE514 – 2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).

ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for core subjects ITC595 and ITI581).

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITC595).

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
  • EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals
  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA – Security+
  • CISSP (CISSP also credits core subjects ITC 595 and ITE 514
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • EC-Council CND
Restricted Elective Industry subjects (Choose 4)
ITE512 Incident Response
  • Certified – Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate or
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITC561)
ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing
  • CompTIA Pen testing +
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) or
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
ITC 568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
ITC596 IT Risk Management
  • ISACA – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Other industry certifications

Some industry certifications require more study and demonstration of knowledge. Level 1 certifications give you credit for 1 subject. Level 2 certifications give you credit for 2 subjects. Level 3 certifications give you credit for 3 subjects.

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for the 3 required elective industry subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (On Masters and Graduate Certificate – two Level 1 Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • Cisco CCNA Security – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective (or Juniper equivalent JNCIS-SEC).
  • Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Network Forensic Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Security Essentials – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Penetration Tester – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Response and Industrial Defence – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • ISACA CISA – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective.
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Security – 2 credits for two unspecified Industry Electives (or Juniper equivalent JNCIP-SEC)

Level 3 Certifications

  • Cisco CCIE Security – 3 credits for three unspecified Industry Electives

Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Group A: Elective Academic Subjects
ITC595 Information Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITE514).

ITC596 IT RIsk Management
  • ISACA – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) or
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Group B: Elective Industry Subjects
ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA – Security+
  • CISSP (CISSP also awards credits for ITE514 and ITC 595 –  2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • EC-Council CND
ITE512 Incident Response
  • Certified – Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITC595 and ITI581 – 2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
  • EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker
ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Associate or
  • AWS Certified DevOps Engineer or
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITC561)
ITE533 Cyber Security Management
  • ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing
  • CompTIA Pen testing +

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Other industry certifications

Some industry certifications require more study and demonstration of knowledge. Level 1 certifications give you credit for 1 subject. Level 2 certifications give you credit for 2 subjects. Level 3 certifications give you credit for 3 subjects.

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for the 3 required elective industry subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (On Masters and Graduate Certificate – two Level 1 Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • Cisco CCNA Security – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective (or Juniper equivalent JNCIS-SEC).
  • GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Network Forensic Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Security Essentials – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Penetration Tester – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Response and Industrial Defence – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • ISACA CISA – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • CCSE Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective.
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Security – 2 credits for two unspecified Industry Electives (or Juniper equivalent JNCIP-SEC)

Level 3 Certifications (maximum of two credits on the Graduate Certificate) 

  • Cisco CCIE Security – 3 credits for three unspecified Industry Electives

Master of Information Systems Security Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Core Subjects
ITC595 Information Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITE514 and ITI581 – 2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).

ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for core subjects ITC595 and ITI581 – 2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).

ITI581 Cyber Security Fundamentals
  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA – Security+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • CISSP (CISSP also awards credits for ITE514 and ITC 595 –  2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).
  • EC-Council CND
Elective Academic Subjects (Choose 1)
ITC596 IT Risk Management
  • ISACA- Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRSIC)
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
  • Red Hat – Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or
  • Red Hat – Certified Engineer (RHCE) or
  • LPIC-2: Linux Engineer or
  • QUT INN606 or INN607 or
  • SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in Enterprise Linux
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Elective Industry subjects (Choose 3)
ITE512 Incident Response Certified – Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE533 Cyber Security Management ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing CompTIA Pen testing +
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
  • PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP) or
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM) OR
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive (CPPE)

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Other industry certifications

Some industry certifications require more study and demonstration of knowledge. Level 1 certifications give you credit for 1 subject. Level 2 certifications give you credit for 2 subjects. Level 3 certifications give you credit for 3 subjects.

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for the 3 required elective Industry subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (On Masters and Graduate Certificate – two Level 1 Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • Cisco CCNA Security – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective (or Juniper equivalent JNCIS-SEC).
  • Cisco CCNA Cyber Ops – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Network Forensic Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Security Essentials – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Penetration Tester – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Response and Industrial Defence – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • ISACA CISA – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective.
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Security – 2 credits for two unspecified Industry Electives (or Juniper equivalent JNCIP-SEC)

Level 3 Certifications 

  • Cisco CCIE Security – 3 credits for three unspecified Industry Electives

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Security Credit

Credit Table

SUBJECT CREDITED CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
Core Subjects
ITC595 Information Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITE514).

ITI581 Network Security Fundamentals
  • EC-Council – Network Security Administrator (ENSA) or
  • CompTIA – Security+ or
  • CompTIA CySA+ or
  • EC-Council CND
Elective Academic Subjects 
ITC596 IT Risk Management
  • ISACA – Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRSIC)
ITC514 Linux Server Administration
  • Red Hat – Certified System Administrator (RHCSA) or
  • Red Hat – Certified Engineer or
  • LPIC-2: Linux Engineer or
  • QUT INN606 or INN607 or
  • SUSE Certified Administrator (SCA) in Enterprise Linux
ITC561 Cloud Computing
  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator – Associate (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)
  • CompTIA Cloud+
ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security
  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)
Elective Industry subjects
ITE512 Incident Response Certified – Incident Handler (GCIH)
ITE513 Forensic Investigation
  • EC-Council – Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or
  • International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners – Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
ITE514 Professional Systems Security
  • (ISC)² – Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or
  • Associate of (ISC)²

(This certification also grants credit for subject ITC595).

ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures EC-Council – Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
ITE523 Virtualization
  • VMware VCP or
  • 70-409 Server Virtualization with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center or
  • 70-659 Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization or
  • Citrix XenApp Admin
ITE533 Cyber Security Management ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)
ITE535 Pen Testing CompTIA Pen testing +
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
  • PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP) or
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM). OR
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practicing Portfolio Executive (CPPE)

IT Masters recognises that many applicants have completed industry certifications that do not correspond with subjects that we run. These are referred to as unspecified credits. Certifications not on this list will be assessed upon application or upon request for current students.

Other industry certifications

Some industry certifications require more study and demonstration of knowledge. Level 1 certifications give you credit for 1 subject. Level 2 certifications give you credit for 2 subjects. Level 3 certifications give you credit for 3 subjects.

In addition to the direct credits above, the following certifications can also be used as a credit for the 3 required elective Industry subjects.

Level 1 Certifications (On Masters and Graduate Certificate – two Level 1 Certifications allowed for credit.)

  • Cisco CCNA Security – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective (or Juniper equivalent JNCIS-SEC).
  • GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Network Forensic Analyst – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Security Essentials – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Penetration Tester – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Response and Industrial Defence – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • GIAC Defending Advanced Threats – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • ISACA CISA – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective
  • CCSE Check Point Certified Security Expert (CCSE) – 1 credit for one unspecified Industry Elective.
  • MCSA: Cloud Platform – one credit for one unspecified industry elective
  • MCSA: Linux on Azure – one credit for one unspecified industry elective

Level 2 Certifications

  • Cisco CCNP Security – 2 credits for two unspecified Industry Electives (or Juniper equivalent JNCIP-SEC)

Level 3 Certifications (Maximum of two credits on the Graduate Certificate) 

  • Cisco CCIE Security – 3 credits for three unspecified Industry Electives

If you are entitled to more than the allowed credits (2) on this Graduate Certificate – the additional credit(s) would be added to the Masters if you move to that course after completion of this Graduate Certificate.

Note: These credit maps are for students commencing in 2020.

If you are a current student who enrolled in 2019 or earlier please contact us to receive customised credit information.