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Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management

Understand how to design and apply governance and compliance frameworks to cyber security risks and incidents. Advance your career in a high demand field and lead your organisation’s cyber security management strategy.


Please use plan code GC196O in the application system for this program. 
Applications close
11 Dec 2023
12 months (9 months accelerated)
Number of courses
Applications close
11 Dec 2023
12 months (9 months accelerated)
Number of courses

Program Overview

Why study

Our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management, developed in collaboration with RMIT’s Cyber Security Research and Innovation Centre, will equip you with the skills to develop and advise on cyber security risk and governance strategies. You’ll design and apply governance, compliance, and resilience frameworks, and learn how to respond to incidents and manage security governance teams, processes, and projects. You’ll also gain the capabilities to interface with technical cyber teams across all levels of an organisation’s hierarchy.

Students of this program are eligible to apply for work experience placements with the Australian Defence Force Cyber Gap Program. In order to apply, you must be studying a an eligible 12-month program. Further details can be found here.



Program outcomes

  • Apply cybersecurity strategies, policies, and organisational structure to protect business information assets. 
  • Apply a risk management approaches to assess and quantify organisational exposure to cyber risk. 
  • Critically evaluate key legal, regulatory and compliance frameworks for application to organisational needs in cyber security risk management. 
  • Analyse cybersecurity governance frameworks and standards to assess security maturity in business contexts.
  • Evaluate and develop cybersecurity program, security metrics and reporting in cybersecurity governance. 

Our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management will provide you with the business skills to develop and advise on cyber security governance strategies. If you're looking for a technical understanding of cyber security, we recommend you undertake our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security

Course overview

Learn more about our Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management course in the video below.

Program structure

Learn with industry experts

Dr Aida Ghalebeigi
Dr Aida GhalebeigiProgram Manager, RMIT

Dr Aida Ghalebeigi is the Program Manager for online programs in the School of Accounting, Information Systems, and Supply Chain. Aida has taught and developed courses online and face-to-face for both offshore and onshore programs, across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In her research, she investigates gender equality in the workplace,

Matt Warren
Matt WarrenSubject matter expert

Matt Warren is the Director of the RMIT Centre of Cyber Security Research and Innovation and a Professor of Cyber Security at RMIT University, Australia. Professor Warren is a researcher in the areas of Cyber Security and Computer Ethics.

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Entry requirements

An Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution plus 2 years of relevant work experience. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you may be eligible for entrance into this program if you have at least 5 years of continuous full-time experience working in business, information systems, or cyber security. These applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

English Language 

International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. You can provide your results from one of these three options: 

  1. An accepted English language proficiency test, or 
  2. An accepted English language provider, or 
  3. A recognised Australian or international qualification. 

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit the English language requirements and equivalency information. 

Australian Student Visas 

RMIT’s Online Graduate Certificate in Cyber Security does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT’s on-campus programs visit For our on-campus Master of Cyber Security, you can find more information here


Full Fee*

3360 per course

13440 all 4 courses

Important information

Fees are indicative only and are subject to change each year.
FEE-HELP and Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) are subject to eligibility requirements.
Plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) based on your credit point enrolment load.

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Flexible delivery

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Supported community

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