The Psychology of Hacking, Short Course | Part time online | La Trobe University | Australia
14 days
850 AUD/full
850 AUD/full
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Gain insights into mindset and motivations of a hacker. This microcredential in The Psychology of Hacking at La Trobe University explores hackers:  what motivates them, their characteristics and approaches.

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Aimed at people without prior knowlege in cybersecurity, this fully online in The Psychology of Hacking microcredential at La Trobe University will give you the skills to analyise the risk from hackers and commonly used tactics for a network breach.

Together with its companion course, Hacking: The Business and Criminological Frames, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Master of Cybersecurity.

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will give you basic skills in:

  • Analysing and acting upon hacker typologies, mindsets and motivations
  • Understanding the various tactics that hackers use in breaching communication networks. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Who are hackers?  Learn concepts associated with cyberspace and risk propensity motivation
  • Risk management - explore risk propensity and how your own risk propensity compares with that of a hacker 
  • Hacking approaches and the cyber kill chain
  • Cybercrime and its multidimensional associated emotions that motivate hackers and are experienced by victims.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 14 days

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5 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS Code: 00115M
  • There are no prerequisites for this short course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    850 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 AUD for the full programme during 14 days.
  • National

    850 AUD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 850 AUD for the full programme during 14 days.


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