Enrolments: 277,161

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: 270,023

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.

ITE513 Forensic Investigation


In this subject students will acquire an in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of how to scan, test, hack and secure a computer system against potential vulnerabilities. Students will also be prepared for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) industry certification exam from the EC-Council.


Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to describe the role of the computer forensics investigator;
  • be able to collect and secure evidence in a forensically sound manner;
  • be able to testify in the Court as an Expert Witness;
  • be able to design and develop a final investigation report;
  • be able to critically evaluate and secure a digital crime scene;
  • be able to define and justify the international principles for computer evidence.


The subject will cover the following topics:

  • Computer forensic analysis.
  • The latest computer attack vectors and how you can stop them.
  • Proactive and reactive defences for each stage of a computer attack.
  • Investigation of attacks against Windows, Unix, switches, routers and other systems.
  • Application-level vulnerabilities, attacks, and defences.
  • Legal issues in incident handling.
  • Recovering from computer attacks and restoring systems for business.

Please note that the information above should be used as a guide only as the actual content of subjects is changed regularly to reflect the latest industry trends and student feedback.