Capability Development Service Description

The Queensland Government Customer and Digital Group (QGCDG) is partnering with business, academia, and education to deliver a range of cyber security capability development initiatives with the aim of creating a culture of cyber security awareness and preparedness across all sectors of the Queensland public service.

Benefits
  • Increase cyber awareness for all staff, cyber security practitioners and executives in the sector​.
  • Create clear development opportunities to build cyber security skills in the public sector​.
  • Nurture and retain talent by supporting high potential individuals to build on their cyber security skillset.
  • Leverage talent by developing teams of highly skilled cyber professionals from the sector that can be rapidly deployed for projects, or critical incidents.
  • Grow and retain talent by providing mobility opportunities across the sector.

Available Programs

Certificate IV in Cyber Security

The Queensland Government Cyber Security Unit (QGCSU) is partnering with TAFE to develop skills and knowledge for entry-level cyber operational roles. This course is an excellent entry program to provide foundational skills for entry level cyber operational roles.

Overview
  • The target audience is intended to be Level 1 IT support staff as well as non-IT staff who are looking to change careers and take up a role in cyber security.
  • The program will be run as a combination of face to face and online sessions with a commitment of 2 x half days per fortnight with some self-study time each week.
Eligibility and Funding
  • To be eligible, the incumbent must be either a permanent or temporary Queensland Government employee and also have support from their agency for time and cost commitment.

Entity Type

Eligibility

Cost

Queensland Government Departments

Eligible

Co-contribution

Statutory Bodies

Eligible

Co-contribution

Local Government

Eligible

At Cost

Government Owned Company (GOC)

N/A

At Cost

  • The full cost of the Certificate IV in Cyber Security is $9,490 however costs will be split as follows:
    • Agency will pay $3,500.
    • Individual learner $1,000.
    • The remainder will be funded by QGCSU .

View more information about the Certificate IV in Cyber Security program.

Service Provisioning

Please contact your Qld Government Cyber Security Unit representative at CyberSecurityUnit@qld.gov.au stating the Service Description name in the email subject title.

IT Essentials Bridging - Pilot Program

The Queensland Government Cyber Security Unit (QGCSU) is partnering with TAFE to offer the IT Essentials program. Increasing demand for cyber and digital roles has instigated the design of a bridging program as a pathway for the sector's internal talent pipeline. The IT Essentials program is a great first step for staff interested in a range of digital career pathways

Benefits
  • This pilot program offers a cost-effective option for staff to refresh or upskill over ten (12) weeks and enter into the 2022 cohort of the nationally accredited Certificate IV in Cyber Security qualification.
Course Overview
  • Hands-on learning experiences with an emphasis on practical activities to help staff develop fundamental skills for IT.
  • Focuses on the practical application of skills and procedures needed for hardware and software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting.
Eligibility and Funding

Please note that this course is currently being conducted as a pilot program with limited participants and the funding details below are only indicative.

Entity Type

Eligibility

Cost

Queensland Government Departments

Eligible

Co-contribution

Statutory Bodies

Eligible

Co-contribution

Local Government

Eligible

At Cost

Government Owned Company (GOC)

Eligible

At Cost

Please refer to the TAFE Queensland website for detailed information regarding this course or contact your Qld Government Cyber Security Unit representative at CyberSecurityUnit@qld.gov.au stating the Service Description name in the email subject title.

AICD Cyber for Board Members

The Queensland Government Cyber Security Unit (QGCSU) is committed to identifying and promoting relevant, targeted professional development opportunities to support Cyber professionals and executives in the sector, Government Owned Corporations, Statutory Bodies and Local Councils. The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has an acknowledged professional reputation for delivering quality Cyber professional development programs to public sector agencies.

The AICD Cyber for Board Members is targeted at senior executives and will deliver a series of full day professional development programs focussed on providing a snapshot of the critical role that senior executives perform in managing organisational cyber risks as the threat landscape continues to evolve.

Objective

The learning objectives, outcomes and strategic intent of the workshop is to provide participants with a greater understanding of the role of the board and how it relates to cyber governance in order to enable them to effectively manage their responsibilities through effective governance methods.

The workshop is intended to:

  • Help directors effectively discharge their responsibilities by identifying cyber risks, threats and opportunities and guiding their organisation with a robust cyber strategy that balances risk with preparedness.
  • Provide participants with a greater understanding of the role of the board and how it relates to cyber governance and enable them to effectively manage their responsibilities through effective governance methods.
  • Understand the key terms and concepts of the cyber landscape and to direct the organisation’s cyber strategy by balancing cyber threats with innovation.
  • Hands-on learning experiences with an emphasis on practical activities to help staff develop fundamental skills for IT.
  • Enable practical application of skills and procedures needed for hardware and software installations, upgrades, and troubleshooting.
Course Overview
  • Understand cyber and what it means for boards and directors.
  • Outline the board’s role in cyber governance and building a healthy cyber governance culture.
  • Understand cyber threats and actors, and how to establish appropriate enterprise risk management.
  • Apply useful cyber focused frameworks and develop a cyber enterprise risk management system.
  • Investigate cyber response and crisis management strategies, principles and notifications.
  • Explore:
    • Ways of developing an effective cyber strategy and measure its performance.
    • How cyber preparedness aligns with the organisation’s governance framework.
    • How to develop organisational cyber resilience and link it to good governance practices.

Please refer to the AICD website for detailed information regarding this program.

Eligibility and Funding

Entity Type

Eligibility

Cost

Queensland Government Departments

Eligible

Co-contribution

Statutory Bodies

Eligible

Co-contribution

Local Government

Eligible

At Cost

Government Owned Company (GOC)

Eligible

At Cost

Service Provisioning

To register your interest in attending this course please email csuparticpants@aicd.com.au with your name, position title, organisation and any dietary requirements.


Last Reviewed: 30 May 2022