In the last few years, there has been a substantial growth in the number of Australians employed in the field of cyber security. That number now stands at 26,500, according to the Australian Cyber Security Growth Network (AustCyber).
The trend looks set to continue, as it’s predicted that at least another 7,000 positions will need to be filled by 2024, in all types of industries right across the country.
In partnership with Microsoft, AustCyber, Prodigy Learning, CIT and TAFE NSW, MEGT is helping to meet this demand with its Cyber Security for Starters training. The training consists of one unit of competency from the Certificate IV in Cyber Security (22334VIC).
With the support of ‘Host Employers’, individuals who complete this training are then primed to pursue the Cyber Security Microsoft Traineeship Program, including the full Certificate.
An important focus of this program is to increase the diversity of our IT and cyber security workforce. That’s why MEGT is especially interested to hear from employers who are committed to supporting the careers of women, military veterans, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, neurologically diverse people, displaced workers and other minority groups.
So, would you like to become a host employer?