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Saturday, January 22, 2022

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Allectum, in partnership with SANS, is proud to offer a fully-funded scholarship exclusively for Australian veterans. An intensive and immersive 16-week training program, the Academy aims to encourage and develop potential new cybersecurity professionals.

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Applications for the academy are now Closed

Veterans Cyber Academy - Students

SANS, in partnership with Allectum, is proud to offer a fully-funded scholarship exclusively for Australian veterans. An intensive and immersive 16-week training program, the Academy aims to encourage and develop potential new cybersecurity professionals.

No prior skills or experience are required, and veterans will have the opportunity to upskill and continue to serve in providing security across the nation.

To take part in the Academy, you must be one of the following:

  • Former ADF member
  • Currently serving member who is SERCAT 1-5
  • Currently serving member who is Med Class 5 (MEC 5)
  • Spouse of a current or former ADF member

Detailed eligibility criteria can be found via the Application Details page.

“Cyber Academy is the greatest opportunity I’ve ever had in my life.” - 2015 Cyber Academy Graduate

Why Apply For The Veterans Cyber Academy?

The Veteran Cyber Academy is a unique and proven program that assists in meeting the widening demand for skilled cybersecurity practitioners. It has been shown that candidates recruited from the Defence Forces have very high success rates and can thrive when placed in the correct security roles.

Through flexible, online, demanding training, you will become a GIAC certified professional, ready to be deployed into a cybersecurity role in just 16 weeks. World-class training and hands-on activities will provide you with invaluable technical skills that will help you to stand out to employers. To support your transition into cybersecurity, Allectum will work with you throughout to seek out and secure employment opportunities, and expert mentors will help to develop your soft skills and prepare you for your new role.

“The Academy was an excellent opportunity and an experience that I will never forget, the standard of instruction was first class. The entire SANS team was very supportive and genuinely cared about all students and quick to offer a helping hand if needed.” - 2017 Cyber Retraining Academy Graduate

Additional Benefits

Alongside SANS training, you’ll hear inspirational talks from industry professionals, participate in skills development sessions, real-world ‘Capture The Flag’ scenarios and much more. There is a strong focus on improving the soft skills and employability of all students in SANS academies, and matching them with potential employers and career opportunities

Academy Schedule

View the full schedule Veteran Cyber Academy schedule via the button below! The schedule is broken down into course study, exams and extra-curricular activities.

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