ACCSE – applications now open

Tuesday 28 February 2017


Australian universities can now apply to be recognised as providing specialised training to address Australia’s critical need for cyber security professionals.

Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Cyber Security Dan Tehan, have announced the call for applications to the Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence (ACCSE) program.

The establishment of ACCSE in Australian universities will:

  • help build Australia’s capability in cyber security by encouraging more students to undertake studies in cyber security
  • increase the number of highly skilled post-graduates with the job ready skills needed to work in Australian business and government to tackle emerging cyber security challenges
  • provide workforce training that improves cyber security practices through greater awareness, risk management and technical training
  • provide support for research that addresses key cyber security challenges confronting the nation.

For more information on how to apply, including links to the program guidelines and application form, please visit the Departments Academic Centres of Cyber Security Excellence program website

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm (AEST) 13 April 2017.