Cyber Security Work Integrated Learning pilot

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POSTED ON 21-February-23

The Cyber Security Work Integrated Learning pilot has been co-designed with cyber security employers to bridge the gap between tertiary education and the skills employers need in the workplace.


For Interns:

This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to launch your career in cyber security and earn while you learn! 


For Employers:

Co-designed with cyber employers to help close the cyber skills gap and meet your workforce needs. 


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EOIs for Interns close 5pm, Friday 3 March 2023.

EOIs for Employers close 5pm, Friday 10 March 2023.



Gain the skills to work in one of the world’s fastest-growing industries and take an accelerated pathway to a career in cyber security. 

Now is the time to secure your future and supercharge your employability and career opportunities.


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Benefits to you:

  • Develop your cyber skills on the job and launch your cyber career.
  • Attain CompTIA Security+ - an in-demand industry certification.
  • Build your networks while working in the cyber industry.
  • Get paid – you will be earning while you are learning!


What does the pilot involve?

  • Access to world-leading training providers and facilities with the opportunity to build your industry networks.
  • Combination of on-the-job training and world-class education, enabling you to earn while you learn.
  • 4-week Power Skills bootcamp commencing 20 March 2023. You will receive foundational knowledge and skills to rapidly onramp you to the workplace and gain the skills to hit the ground running.
  • 4 stackable micro-credentials to give you the skills employers are looking for in a cyber analyst role.
  • Personalised learning program to support your on-the-job training.


For more information on the training provided within the program, click here.


What does the pilot cost?

  • It doesn't cost anything - just your time and enthusiasm to participate in this innovative pilot where you will have first-hand access to some of Australia's leading cyber security companies.

How will I be employed?

  • Your employment as a paid intern will commence after the Power Skills bootcamp on a fixed-term employment contract for the duration of the pilot.


    In cyber, you’ll find a rewarding career that aligns with your interests, skills, and life goals. Plus, being in Canberra, you’ll be close to the highest density of organisations in need of your skills.


    If this sounds like you, make your move today!

    Express your interest!


    Cyber security work integrated learning pilot



    The cyber security work integrated learning pilot has been co-designed with employers to develop a pipeline of work-ready employees to cyber employers, fast.


    Express your interest!


    What are the benefits of participating?

    • Employees ready to work with you – Co-designed with employers to better bridge the gap between tertiary education and the skills employers have told us they need in the workplace. We will help you select an intern based on your business needs.
    • Fast-tracked interns – Will commence work having completed a 4-week bootcamp including the attainment of a CompTIA Security + certification and the technical and soft skills to ensure they will hit the ground running.
    • Option to bring your own intern – You can upskill an existing employee through the BYO intern stream. We will work with you to configure the pilot to your business needs.
    • Ongoing training – We will continue to upskill the interns while they work for you. Interns will complete 4 micro-credentials to rapidly deliver the skills needed for a cyber analyst role. There is no cost to employers for the training and education delivered through the pilot.
    • Ongoing Support - A Training Manager and Program Manager will provide ongoing support to employers and interns throughout the pilot.


    For more information on the training provided within the program, click here.


    What is your commitment?

    • Employ an intern on a fixed-term contract from 24 April to 15 December 2023 (after they complete the 4 week bootcamp fulltime commencing 20 March 2023).
      Contractual arrangements to be negotiated directly between the intern and the employer via an employer contract.
    • Release the intern to undertake formal studies one day per week so they can complete the micro-credentials. During the pilot, interns will work in your business four days a week and go to training one day a week.
      BYO intern stream will require employers to release the intern from work to attend the bootcamp.
    • Appoint a workplace mentor - All mentors will complete a half-day training workshop and be supported throughout the pilot. If you have more than one intern, you can use the same mentor. 


    Expressions of interest are welcomed from employers who have existing employees they want to enrol in the pilot (BYO intern) and employers who are interested in employing a pre-qualified intern (PAYG intern) through the pilot. 


    If you would like to employ the latest cyber talent, or upskill an existing employee register your interest now!

    Express your interest!


    For more information, please contact