CBIT Academy (RTO#45817) offers the nationally recognised VU22247 Acquire digital forensic data from workstations 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 VU22247 Acquire digital forensic data from workstations is the latest nationally accredited course that provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to select tools and apply techniques to gather and validate digital forensic data from workstations by physical or virtual means or through email or web applications.

This course is perfect for learners who want to:

  • Work as cyber security paraprofessionals and as part of a team that responds to cyber security incidents
  • Gain competencies reflecting the workplace responsibilities to conduct a forensic investigation to lawfully establish evidence that is often found in digital storage mediums and computers
  • Apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake skilled work in Electronic Forensics
  • Upskill or refresh their knowledge in the industry
  • Update a previous accredited course to maintain currency

How is the course delivered?

Training is delivered via Blended Learning (with face-to-face and distance components).

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed in up to 3 weeks.

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 45 hours depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

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.


What will you learn?

This course is designed to develop your expertise in digital forensics. Among others, you will learn to:

  • Examine relevant privacy laws pertaining to digital forensics
  • Define data to be recovered and evaluating and selecting digital forensic tools
  • Acquiring defined forensic data from storage media

How is the course structured?

All learners will be assessed through the combination of the following:

  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview
  • Structured activities may include projects, case studies, presentations, role play, demonstration, progressive tasks

What are the entry requirements?

There are no pre-requisites to enter this training program. However, CBIT Academy screens students according to the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 12 English, or equivalent)*
  • Must have computer literacy skills
  • Must have access to a computer or laptop with internet speed of at least 5mbps
  • Must have access and knowledge to operate video-communication services (e.g. Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, Microsoft Teams)

*Students who do not meet the LLN requirements of the course may still be enrolled if endorsed by the trainer/assessor, and corresponding additional support strategies are in place.


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
    • Learner Guide
    • Assessment Workbook
    • Templates for projects and other activities
  • Additional course readings and resources recommended by trainers.
  • Forensic data to be recovered from the workstation including but not limited to:
    • Data from storage media
    • Email data
    • Web-based data
  • Triage principles for acquiring and securing data including, but not limited to:
    • Live triage processes
    • Post-mortem process
  • Tools for digital forensics including, but not limited to: 

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 course fees?

The VU22247 course is available for only $500.00.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.


What are the Qualification Pathways?

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

    • 22445VIC – Advanced Diploma of Cyber Security*
    • DEF43115 – Certificate IV in Electronic Forensics
    • DEF53115 – Diploma of Electronic Forensics*
    • TAE40116 – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment*

*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.