Workshop 3: Cyber Employers & Training Providers

Workshop 3: Cyber Employers & Training Providers

Canberra Cyber Hub Workshop - Part 3

June 22, 2022

Canberra Cyber Hub and the DSO co-hosted the third and final workshop on closing the skills gap in cybersecurity. The employer and training providers who participated were presented with several pilot-project options based on the information gathered in the first two sessions.

Here are some of the session's high-level highlights:

  • Employers nominated several key entry-level job roles as the focus of the Canberra Cyber Hub Pilot project.
  • Participants endorsed a training delivery model based on micro-credentials to prepare workers for these cyber roles. While micro-credentials emphasise expertise in the workplace aligned to the DSO Digital Skills Standards, each training provider will ensure that educational accreditation standards are adhered to regarding the micro-credentials under their control.
  • The participants chose a hybrid delivery model in which block training focused on specific skill clusters, was followed by practice-based learning at work to immediately apply the acquired skills in the workplace.
  • The participants also highly supported the utilisation of a work-integrated learning platform to support practice-based training and ensure consistency in training provisions.
  • At the conclusion of this workshop, the DSO project team was able to collect all participant input necessary for developing the skills development implementation plan for the project to close the cyber skills gap in Canberra. Thank you to everyone that attended. Your wisdom and insights were hugely appreciated.

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