South Australia Launches New Cyber Security Training Centre

 In Australia, Cyber/ICT, Space, Threats

Now, in response to indus­try demands, SA has launched the state’s first state-of-the-art train­ing cen­tre to cre­ate the next gen­er­a­tion of cyber secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­als.

Premier Steven Marshall said the state Liberal gov­ern­ment was laser focused on work­ing with indus­try to ensure that the rapid­ly advanc­ing econ­o­my had access to the trained cyber work­ers it need­ed, par­tic­u­lar­ly for the boom­ing defence indus­try.

“It is crit­i­cal­ly impor­tant that com­pa­nies in the defence sup­ply chain are armed with cyber-ready capa­bil­i­ties, and nat­u­ral­ly, the key to advanc­ing South Australia’s cyber indus­try and capa­bil­i­ties is build­ing a trained and skilled work­force,” he said.

“Our focus is to posi­tion South Australia as a glob­al leader in the cyber secu­ri­ty indus­try, which will not only pro­tect our most impor­tant assets and defence projects from cyber attacks, but also cre­ate new job oppor­tu­ni­ties and stim­u­late eco­nom­ic growth for our state.

“While cyber threats will con­tin­ue to esca­late glob­al­ly and we must be pre­pared to pro­tect our state, we also need to look at the busi­ness oppor­tu­ni­ty that this grow­ing glob­al cyber sec­tor offers.”

The new facil­i­ty is locat­ed at TAFE SA’s Adelaide City Campus and fea­tures a red attack room and blue defence room to pro­vide stu­dents with real-life sce­nar­ios, sim­u­la­tions and test­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties.

With the advent of the new Cyber Traineeship Pathway, the Certificate IV in Cyber Security is one of TAFE SA’s fastest grow­ing cours­es, jump­ing from five to 73 stu­dents. 

SA Education Minister John Gardner said the new train­ing cen­tre would ensure that TAFE SA was ready for the increased demand from indus­try for skilled cyber secu­ri­ty pro­fes­sion­als.

“This new facil­i­ty pro­vides the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy and repli­cates sce­nar­ios that stu­dents will expe­ri­ence in their roles as cyber secu­ri­ty tech­ni­cians, help­ing them to be equipped with the skills that the work­force needs,” said Minister Gardner.

“Through this new train­ing cen­tre, TAFE SA is meet­ing the demands of a rapid­ly emerg­ing indus­try with the right train­ing and using the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy, so that South Australians can be placed for jobs in this rapid­ly emerg­ing indus­try.”

TAFE SA chief exec­u­tive David Coltman said the train­ing centre would have a crit­i­cal role in ensur­ing that TAFE is ready for the increased demand for cyber secu­ri­ty work­ers over the next decade.

“Our cyber secu­ri­ty qual­i­fi­ca­tion is part of the first nation­al skills-based cyber secu­ri­ty cer­tifi­cate lev­el qual­i­fi­ca­tion and has been devel­oped in close col­lab­o­ra­tion with a range of indus­try part­ners to make sure edu­ca­tion and train­ing is aligned direct­ly with jobs and skills require­ments,” he said.

Receive the lat­est devel­op­ments and updates on Australia’s space indus­try direct to your inbox. Subscribe today to Space Connect here.

Source: Space Connect

Recommended Posts

Start typing and press Enter to search