DEF43122- Certificate IV in Digital Forensics

CBIT Academy (RTO#45817) offers the nationally recognised DEF43122 Certificate IV in Digital Forensics with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students and employers.

Where can it take your career?

The DEF43122 Certificate IV in Digital Forensics is a nationally accredited qualification has been designed to provide a package of competencies reflecting the workplace capabilities required to conduct a digital forensic investigation.

This course is perfect for learners who wish to:

  • Gain a full qualification to improve their employment opportunities
  • Upskill & maintain currency
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning

How is the course delivered?

Blended Learning (with face-to-face and distance components).

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed in up to 6 months (excluding holidays)


Note: Please read the CBIT Academy Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including our Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, and RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.

How is the course structured?

All learners will be assessed through the following methods:

  • Observation
  • Questioning
  • Structured Activities

What are the resources needed to complete the course?

To support you in your new course with CBIT Academy, we will provide the following:

  • Learning and assessment suite: 

    1. Learner Guides for each unit of competency;

    2.  Assessment Workbooks for each subject; 

    3. Templates for projects and other activities; 

  • Additional course readings and resources recommended by trainers. 
  • Access to electronic devices with content suitable for forensic extraction including mobile devices, computers or communications equipment. 
  • Sites with a representative range of workstations, hardware peripherals, internet connections and cabling.
  • Application software currently used in industry. 
  • Documents detailing organisational testing and acceptance policy and procedures. 
  • OS software and technical documentation.
  • Organisational documentation. 
  • Safety processes relevant to the area of work.
  • Organisational policies and procedures, standard operating procedures and plans. 
  • WHS Acts, regulations, codes of practice, licensing requirements and standards. 
  • Appropriate office equipment and resources used in the identification and rectification of WHS compliance breache.s 
  • Relevant Acts, regulations, codes of practice. 

To complete your course, you will need ongoing access to the following:

  • A computer with an Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps
  • Google Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge
  • MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel or equivalent applications
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application

What are the DEF43122 course units?

This course covers 8units of competency

Core units


Manage business operational plans


Capture forensic digital photographs or video


Compile and submit digital forensic documentation


Conduct initial digital investigation


Gather and analyse digital information


Give evidence of digital media crime


Inspect, maintain and test digital forensic equipment


Encourage compliance with legislation in the public sector

What are the course fees?

DEF43122 – full qualification $6,500

In either case, please read our Schedule of Fees and Charges for the latest list of course costs as well as associated fees.

More information is also available in our Fees and Refunds Policy.

What are the Qualification Pathways?

Learners may also consider additional training to complement their skills in information and communications technology, with courses such as:

  • TAE40122 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment* For students who are interested in delivering training services to vocational learners and assessment services to candidates.
  • DEF51115 – Diploma of Leadership*
    For students who are interested in attaining competencies in leadership
  • DEF53122 – Diploma of Digital Forensics*
    For students who would like to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work in digital forensics.For students who are interested in becoming digital forensics trainer or deliver workplace training.

*These qualifications are not offered by CBIT Academy. 

Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

CBIT Academy has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process in place which is discussed in detail in our RPL and Credit Transfer policies and procedures.

Prospective students are informed of the RPL policy and procedure prior  to enrolment in the course and through a variety of means, including pre-enrolment interview, enrolment form, student handbook, and website.