La Trobe go-to educator in cybersecurity space

Off the back of $2.35 million in Commonwealth Government support – as part of the Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund – La Trobe is proudly a Gold Sponsor at the upcoming 2023 CyberCon conference.

La Trobe University continues its mission to bridge Australia’s cybersecurity skills gap.

The university's leading research capabilities, and educational courses within the cybersecurity field makes CyberCon the perfect platform to showcase the breadth of the University offering in the space, which encompasses:

  • Short courses
  • Industry placements (curated to organisational needs), and
  • Degree programs.

The University’s suite of cybersecurity short courses has recorded 7,000 registrations to date, a significant percentage from government departments – including 1,000 Australian Taxation Office staff.

There are 38 La Trobe short course cybersecurity micro-credentials offered across Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, between two to four weeks, and all are offered online.

  • Beginner – explores foundational topics in cybersecurity to launch a career
  • Intermediate – enhances technical expertise to take the next professional step
  • Advanced – masters specialised skills to position for new career opportunities.

The conference is also an opportunity for the University to showcase our cyber courses bundle for high school students, and our additional engagement activities that have been experienced by over 80,000 high school students to date.

At CyberCon, La Trobe cybersecurity experts will present insights and best practices to attendees, as part of the event’s line up of industry authority keynotes, panel sessions and in-person demonstrations. La Trobe staff, educators and student volunteers will also be on site to promote awareness and understanding of cybersecurity issues in the community - aligning with a key objective of CyberCon organisers.

La Trobe will also showcase its achievements in the space since the Australian Government funding was announced in 2021, which saw the university join forces with industry and government for an innovative new project, Partnership for new cyber security professionals, skills and employment.

Cisco, Quantum Victoria, Wiley, Practera, GHD, War on Wasted Talent and Optus have teamed up with La Trobe for the venture. With key industry partners on board, La Trobe is creating career-ready professionals through industry placements and work experience programs, as well as continuing to raise awareness about cybersecurity skills and training opportunities for high-school students.

With the backing of forward-thinking industry partners, La Trobe’s prominence as a leading voice and collaborative educator in cybersecurity continues to strengthen. The commitment to lift the country’s cybersecurity capabilities is unwavering, and the university identifies and adapts to the challenges and opportunities that come with an everchanging cyber landscape.

There’s still time to register for CyberCon. Visit the CyberCon website.

To connect with La Trobe directly about education cybersecurity opportunities, contact our Business Development Education team at