DEF53122 Diploma of Digital Forensics

DEF53122 – Diploma of Digital Forensics has been developed by the Australian Department of Defence to exploit electronic evidence gathered from an operational environment. Specifically designed for exploiting electronic evidence, this course is tailored for students interested in a career in law enforcement, military policing, intelligence, or other regulatory careers.

Core Course Content

This online course is designed to qualify individuals who have passed the course, to apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts in a broad range of contexts, allowing them to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work in electronic forensics. 

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The Diploma of Digital Forensics is comprised of 11 units of competency. These have been carefully selected to ensure that they meet industry needs.




BSBOPS502 Manage business operational plans
DEFFOR012 Assess, control and examine digital incident scenes
DEFFOR015 Conduct digital data search and analysis
DEFFOR017  Detect, collect and record digital evidence
DEFFOR019 Give evidence of digital media crime
DEFFOR021 Produce a digital media image for forensic purposes
MSL974023 Capture and manage scientific images
PSPGEN142 Refine complex workplace documents
PSPLEG008 Manage compliance with legislation in the public sector
PUACOM003 Manage information
PUAOPE015 Conduct briefings/debriefings

Course Details

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Course Duration

LEARNING PHASE – Students undertake knowledge lessons through an online portal. The student must pass the theory to move to the next phase.


The minimum hours for all learning is 1200 hours.

Course Fees

Your total investment for the Diploma in Electronic Forensics is AUD$7140

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There are no prerequisites for entry into this qualification.

Our training is open and responsive to all people irrespective of age, gender, cultural or ethnic background, disability, sexuality, unemployment, imprisonment or remote location.

These are likely to be new learners being either:

• Those wishing to undertake a full qualification to gain further employment in the sector;
• Those wishing to advance their career in the sector;
• Those wishing to upskill or refresh their knowledge after time in the industry; and
• Those updating a previous qualification to maintain currency.

Qualifications Issued

DEF53122 Diploma of Digital Forensics.

Delivery Mode

This qualification will be delivered online at a pace best suited to the student.

Enrolment and course delivery can be arranged for a time that suits you.

Recognition Of Prior Learning

You may be eligible to gain status for previous industry experience, studies in other courses or from other training providers.

If you fit in this category enquire about RPL/RCC or credit transfers which could significantly shorten your study requirements. Find out more on the RPL page of this website.


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