CBIT Academy (RTO#45817) offers the nationally recognised VU22248 Acquire digital forensic data from mobile devices 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 VU22248 Acquire digital forensic data from mobile devices is a 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 mobile devices.

This course is perfect for learners who want to:

  • Work as cyber security paraprofessionals and as part of a team that respond to cyber security incidents
  • 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:

  • Determining relevant privacy laws, procedures and processes pertaining to mobile digital forensics
  • Determine smartphone fundamentals and select mobile digital forensic tools
  • Define smartphone architecture and file structures

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 activitiesmay 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.
    • Current mobile forensic procedures and processes including but not limited to:
      • NIST Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics, Developing Process for Mobile Device Forensics by Det. Cynthia A. Murphy)
      • SWGDE Best Practices for Mobile Phone Forensics
    • Layered models of mobile forensic data acquisition including but not limited to:
      • User level (information provided by the smartphone screen)
      • Logical extraction (information from an associated data repository e.g. iTunes)
      • Hex dumping and JTAG
      • Chip-off (data acquired by removal of memory chips)
        • Note that this is too complex an activity to be covered in detail in this course. Contact CBIT Academy if you wish to seek specific chip-off training
  • Smartphone fundamentals including but not limited to:
    • Phone architecture
    • Memory systems
    • Phone identification (Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC) and components)
    • Application structure
  • Mobile forensic tools
  • Knowledge of key data to be acquired from a mobile device including but not limited to:
    • International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) phone number identification
    • Carrier identification
    • IP Address
    • MAC address
    • Call logs – dialled and received
    • Text message recovery
    • Deleted SMS
    • Calendar
    • Memos
    • Date and time details
    • Photos
    • Passwords

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 course fees?

The VU22248 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.