Cyber Aware Professional Pathway

Learn to protect yourself online, both personally and professionally alongside developing your cyber awareness and cyber safety.

20 hours
26 June

About this course

The University of Tasmania is pleased to be part of the Purple Team Australia Program which is supported by the Australian Government’s Cyber Skills Partnership Innovation Fund in collaboration with the Program Partners and Sponsors.

As part of the Purple Team Australia Program, the University of Tasmania invites you to commence Cyber Aware Professional Pathway Short Course.

This course has been designed to provide you with the tools, skills and knowledge to confidently operate in the digital space including safely engage in internet use, authentication, identity protection, device security, and the management of phishing and social engineering attacks.

In addition, the course will provide you with the foundational knowledge of the cyber security industry, including technical and procedural learnings in networks and systems to enable your career trajectory in this exciting and dynamic sector.

On completion of the course, you will have built the capability to apply the learning (within your personal and professional settings), as well as have a clear awareness of how to react, report, and respond to cybersecurity incidents.

Who should do this course?

The Purple Team Australia Program was designed to:

  • Increase the quality and availability of job-ready cyber security professionals in Australia,
  • Ensure the development of a cybersecurity workforce that meets industry needs,
  • Increase participation of women First Nation Peoples into the cyber security industry.

Course Structure

The course is fully online and self-paced and is estimated to take around 20 learning hours (or 10 hours per week over two weeks).  You will be provided access to your course online learning via the University’s Short Course Platform which you can enter and exit any time, to enable you to study anytime and anywhere.

You will be required to undertake online quizzes and assessments to successfully complete your course. On completion, you will receive a digital certificate. You will be invited to complete your short course over the next four weeks, however you will retain access to materials for up to 6 months from the date of registration.

What you will learn

On completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and apply cyber security concepts in personal and professional contexts.
  2. Evaluate cyber security practices, procedures, and processes.
  3. Identify and communicate solutions to cyber security problems.


Engage with the Purple Team Australia Partners, Sponsors and Mentoring Network


On completion you will receive a digital Certificate of Completion, as well as credential points to support further study.


Start on your path to entering the cyber security industry

Responsive Design

Study anytime and anywhere with our fully online course

Successful completion of this short course provides you with credential points that can potentially support your entry into the Associate Degree in Applied Technologies. For more information, please contact

Meet your instructor

Mikaela Green is a teaching fellow at the University of Tasmania, specialising in risk management and information security. She is a member of the Australian Information Security Association and the Australian Women in Security Network, as well as the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.

In addition to her work, she is also undertaking a PhD in the design of theoretically informed persuasive technologies and is a member of the Games and Creative Technologies Research Group, where she focuses on the design and evaluation of serious games and gamification.

Find out more about Mikaela