Enrolments: 258,418

Master Degree and Graduate Certificate Course Enrolments: 7,138

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: 251,280

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

According to Australian government regulations, a maximum of 50% of a course’s subjects can be credited. Credit is granted on the basis of:

  1. Post Graduate Study

This is assessed on Course Application. You will be advised of the outcome via your emailed offer for a place on the CSU course. Completed subject(s) needs 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 live University Short Courses will award one subject credit for an elective subject. Please contact Admin to discuss which credit you are eligible for.

  1. Industry Certifications

See table of verified Certifications for credit below. 

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 ITC581 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

Restricted Elective Academic subjects (Choose 4)

ITC568 Cloud Privacy and Security

  • (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

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 (This certification also grants credit for subject ITC561)

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

  • ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

ITC561 Cloud Computing

  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) or
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)
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)

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.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

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
  • 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 (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)

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).

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 (This certification also grants credit for subject ITC561)

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

  • ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

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.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

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 Certificationsallowed 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
  • 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+
  • CISSP (CISSP also awards credits for ITE514 and ITC 595 –  2 credits allowed on a Grad Cert, remaining credits added to Masters).

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)

ITC561 Cloud Computing

  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification or
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure or
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)

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)

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

ITE527 Server Administration

Microsoft Server 2008 or 2012 or 2016 – Exams: 70-410 or 70-642 or 70- 741

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

  • PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP) or
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM).

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.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

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 Certificationsallowed 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
  • 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+

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

ITC561 Cloud Computing

  • MCSE Private Cloud (2012) certification
  • MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator 
  • AWS Certified SysOps Administrator (This certification also grants credit for subject ITE531)

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

ITE527 Server Administration

Microsoft Server 2008 or 2012 or 2016 – Exams: 70-410 or 70-642 or 70- 741.

ITE533 Cyber Security Management

ISACA – Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

  • PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP) or
  • AIPM – Registered Project Manager – Certified Practising Project Manager (Reg PM CPPM).

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.

Certifications must be completed within the last 10 years, be relevant to the course and meet CSU’s credit criteria in order to be considered.

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 Certificationsallowed 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
  • 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.

These credit maps are for students commencing in 2018. Students who commenced in 2017 should refer to the 2017 credit maps, 2016 should refer to the 2016 credit maps, 2015 and 2014 should refer to the 2015 credit maps, and students who started in 2013 should refer to the 2013 credit maps