Are you wanting a career in cyber security but lack the experience that employers are looking for?

Paid

Industry Experience

The Cyber Skills Enrichment Program could be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Through this program, Cyber Audit Team are offering paid industry placements to eligible candidates that will increase the quality and quantity of cyber security professionals in South-East Queensland.

The placements are aimed at those who already have some IT knowledge, basic cyber knowledge, other related transferable skills or prior learning, but lack the required skills and/or experience that employers often require.

The placement will provide successful candidates with ‘real-world’ cyber security skills and industry knowledge, making them ‘job-ready’ and increasing their employability.

Who should apply?

The world of cyber security is multifaceted and requires people from diverse backgrounds who can bring a variety of transferable skills, experiences and lateral ways of thinking.

Whilst having a fundamental understanding of IT, cyber security or governance risk and compliance (GRC) would be advantageous – candidates for this program don’t have to come from an IT background.

If you are an aspiring cyber security professional with basic, intermediate or advanced IT skills, or have relevant IT or cyber security qualifications, we would encourage you to apply for an industry placement today!

We also encourage you to apply if:

  • you’re a student studying IT or cyber (minimum end of 2nd year);
  • you’re an IT or cyber security graduate;
  • you’re an IT professional seeking to transition into cyber security;
  • you’re a military veteran seeking to transition your military skills into cyber security; or,
  • you may be returning to the workforce, have strong, relatable and/or transferable skills and want to gain industry skills and knowledge.


These paid placements will allow you to gain valuable real-world industry experience while continuing to develop your cyber security skills and knowledge through role-specific training and mentoring.

Key Benefits:

  • Gain real-world cyber security experience
  • Receive role-specific training
  • Gain relevant micro-credentials
  • Engage with and learn from leading industry experts
  • Build upon existing skillset
  • Build a well-rounded skillset
  • Enhance interpersonal skills
  • Apply newly acquired skills to real-life situations
  • Receive regular mentoring
  • Develop your industry network
  • Gain insight into available cyber security career paths

Learning Opportunities:

Drawing upon industry-based expertise and feedback from the cyber security sector, the Cyber Skills Enrichment Program will provide you with a structured work-integrated learning curriculum to develop the ‘real-world’ skills and knowledge you need to enter and thrive within the cyber security industry.

Our holistic learning opportunities will be delivered via short courses/content, hands-on labs, real-world environments, mentoring, and vendor courses/certifications. You will also be afforded opportunities to undertake relevant training specific to your chosen role.

Holistic ‘real-world’ curriculum:

Interested?

Applying is simple click below. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Our training program is aimed at those who are looking at a career in cyber security and do not yet have any industry skills, knowledge or experience. That said, it does not exclude those who may have already started their cyber security journey and want to gain some broader skills.

No. We have courses for all levels of skills and knowledge, and the training is open to everyone.

All cyber security training, provided through Cyber Audit Team, will be free to individuals under this program.

  • Individuals can sign-up for the training program from October 2023.
  • The overall program will run until December 2024.

At a minimum you will receive a certificate of completion for the courses you complete.

Our placements are aimed at those who already have some IT knowledge, basic cyber security knowledge, other related transferable skills or prior learning, but lack the required skills and/or experience that employers often require.



The placement will provide successful candidates with ‘real-world’ cyber security skills and industry knowledge, making them ‘job-ready’ and increasing their employability.

Yes. Successful candidates will be paid as per standard industry wage rates and benefits relevant to the role they are performing.

Successful candidates will be offered either full-time or part-time placement for a period of 3-6 months.

Absolutely! This is one of the measurements of success for this program, and we will do everything we can to assist successful candidates in gaining full-time employment within the industry.


There will also be opportunities for some candidates to gain full-time employment with Cyber Audit Team.

  • Applications for the placement program will open in October 2023.
  • We anticipate the placement program commencing in October 2023.
  • The program will run until December 2024.

The program requires candidates to work from our Gold Coast offices, based near Griffith University in Southport, with a minimum of 60% of time spent in our office.

Yes! We want you and this program to be successful and recognise the importance and value of flexibility. All our staff have flexible working conditions.

 

The program requires 60% of your time spent in the office to ensure you receive the best possible outcomes. Where possible, we will work with candidates to address their individual and personal circumstances.

Yes. Placement candidates will need to demonstrate a basic level of knowledge and skill to be selected for these paid placements.

 

That said, we are looking at increasing the quality and quantity of cyber security professionals in South East Queensland, and if you have related or transferable skills, we would still encourage you to apply.

 

By way of example - you may be:

  • a student studying IT or cyber security
  • a graduate of IT or cyber security
  • an IT professional seeking to transition into cyber security
  • a military veteran seeking to transition your military skills into cyber security
  • you may be returning to the workforce and need to update your skills and knowledge.

Minimum Requirements

  • You must be 18 or older.
  • You must have the right to live and work in Australia.
  • You must be able to physically attend our offices on the Gold Coast at least 60% of the time of the placement.
  • You must speak fluent English.


Professional/Personal References

  • To be successful you will need to provide relevant and current references. These do not need to be specific to cyber security.


Police Background Checks

  • Given the nature of our work, underpinned by the fact that you will be working in a ‘live’ cyber security environment, all candidates will be subject to relevant police background checks.

Definitely! Successful placement candidates will have the opportunity to work with the team on real-world projects and scenarios.

Successful placement candidates will be provided with a designated mentor who will provide guidance and mentorship throughout the placement.

 

Additionally, you will be supported by a highly engaging team of colleagues who are also invested in your success.

Your performance will be evaluated against relevant learning outcomes, demonstration of proficiency skills, as well as agreed key performance indicators (KPI).

At the end of the placement, candidates who have successfully completed the program will be afforded assistance in gaining full-time employment.


Full-time positions may be offered with Cyber Audit Team, one of our close industry partners or more broadly in our industry.

Simply complete the application form, and one of our team will get in touch with you.