The Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security

CEIT will be accepting Registrations for existing students and NEW STUDENTS for Semester 1 courses:

  • CS7504 – Security for DevOps
  • CS7505 – Incident Response and Digital Forensics

These courses will be funded by the Cook Islands Government Fee’s Free Initiative, however, seats are limited so apply now!

Contact for the Registration Forms.

Deadline for enrolments: Friday 24th February, 2023


Launch your cybersecurity career with the skills used in the industry. Gain an in-depth understanding of security in the tech world to design secure systems and assess cyber threats. Learn in a supportive environment from industry experts.
This is the best opportunity to gain relevant certification in Cyber Security. Seats are limited.

UPDATE: Cyber Security Programme starts 20th March, 2023.


The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity (GDipCS) is to create a set of information technology professionals who have the ability to think about information security and assurance within an enterprise system, and know how to integrate security policy, practices and technologies into an operational infrastructure. Programme Delivery Format;

  • Online Lectures and Workshops – 3 hours/week
  • Local Tutorials – 1 hour/week
  • One week Intensive in-country block class – 3hrs/day 4 days a week


This programme will be delivered part-time for people who want the flexibility of studying while they manage other commitments. Graduates of these qualifications will have the skills and knowledge to work in the IT industry in a range of roles such as security consultant, security analyst, security administrator, incident analyst, incident handler, information assurance analyst, security assessor/auditor, security engineer, penetration tester, digital forensic analyst, network forensic analyst, malware analyst, security developer or other information/cybersecurity related support roles e.g. service desk.


Bachelor degree or equivalent practical, professional or educational experience in the IT industry.

The Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity is a 120 credit programme with two compulsory and thirteen available elective courses. To graduate from the Graduate Diploma in Cybersecurity, students need to complete at least five courses at level 7 (including the two compulsory courses, CS7501 and IT7502) and three other elective courses at levels 5, 6 or 7.

Learning Requirements

Each semester is 13 weeks including exam week. 150 learning hours are required, which includes 52 Face-to-Face hours with Lecturers and Tutor support. Students will enroll in 2 courses per semester for 2 years (8 courses total). Lectures and all lessons will be shared over Google Classroom.

Compulsory courses
IT7502 – Digital Ethics
CS7501 – Information Security III
IA7307 Cryptography and Security Mechanisms

Electives Level 5
IT5504 – Information Security I
IT5506 – Introduction to Networking
Electives Level 6
CS6501 – Information Security II
CS6502 – Linux System Administration
CS6503 – Digital Forensics
CS6504 – Cryptography and Blockchain Fundamentals

Electives Level 7
CS7503 – Network Fundamentals for Information
Assurance and Security
CS7504 – Security for DevOps
CS7505 – Incident Response and Digital Forensics
CS7506 – Cloud Security
IA7308 – Security Testing and Network Defence

This qualification is offered by WelTec in partnership with the Cook Islands Centre of Excellence in Information Technology and The University of the South Pacific.

COURSE FEES for the first year will be funded by the Cook Islands Government under the Fee’s Free Initiative.