Develop a Cross-disciplinary Cyber Security Workforce Training Program

  • Kaafar, Dali (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Mellare, Luke (Sponsor)
  • McCarthy, Peter (Sponsor)

Project: Other

Project Details


The partners of the project will work collaboratively to develop learning materials and tools which will be co-delivered by specialist education
and industry partners and blended into a modern cyber security operations centre and associated (online/hybrid) training platforms. The
project will support an initial 100 scholarships for a pilot cohort of students with a focus on training to women, Aboriginal people, the
neurodiverse, and people in regional areas through engagement into projects-based blended learning experience within a wide spectrum,
multi-disciplinary cyber security curriculum, supported by industry-led cyber security certifications

Layman's description

As above.

Key findings

The project seeks to create a positive and lasting change in the cyber security workforce landscape.
The projected outcomes:
A learning framework which will deliver 16,000 new entrant or upskilled cyber security workers in the first 4 years of operation.
An accessible training framework with entry points for foundational level students providing greater diversity in the Cyber Security workforce.
The project will refine the proposed curriculum, develop the training materials and tools, and pilot the framework with a cohort of students.
The outcomes resulting from this project will be a robust framework to support the training of thousands of workers entering or upskilling in
the sector.
Building a Cyber Security Cross-discipline training framework provides training pathways with multiple entry points allows the learner to
interact with the framework acknowledging their current skill level and intended employment outcome. This innovative approach to cyber
security training allows increased accessibility to specialist cyber security training. The multiple entry approach to the framework seeks to
support greater diversity in the cyber security profession.
Here is an example of an entry point and journey through the curriculum: A New Learner
(Refer to the Curriculum Framework Attachment A – Project Plan)
A typical Foundational Generalised Cyber Security Achievement journey should include a set of fundamental skills which must be acquired,
while allowing for a potential emphasis on a specific sub-domain (with natural bias towards a future specialisation).
Whether the learner is a school leaver interested in joining the cyber security industry (New Skilling) or an existing worker in a non-tech
focused industry, or an IT worker interested in developing Cyber Skills (Reskilling), a typical pathway within the Foundational Generalised
Cyber Security Credentials offering would be six courses from within the five sub-disciplines, with the requirement that the learner must
choose at least one course from each.
Use Case 1: Generalised Cyber Security Achiever [Privacy focused (Privacy Officer, Privacy Compliance Manager)]
Data and Information Security/Privacy Foundation module – from Block 1.a;
Cyber Breach Simulation and Cyber Crisis Management – from Block 2.a;
Cyber Intelligence: Data driven analysis of Cyber threats – from Block 3.a;
Data Privacy: A technical introduction and a Legal Perspective – from Block 4.a;
Cyber Security Awareness Skill Set BSBSS00094 – from Block 4.a; Human Aspects of Security and Privacy/Cyber Security Culture – from Block
Organising the training in this structure provides a pathway, the entry point determined by the current skills and experience of the learner.
Effective start/end date3/05/2230/04/24