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The Kordia Cyber Academy

Applications for the 1 November, 2021 intake are now closed. Check back for new dates early 2022.

If there was ever a time to enter the cyber security field, now is that time

This year alone, we have witnessed unprecedented cyber security attacks and breaches globally and New Zealand certainly wasn’t immune. Today, as cyber threats and attacks are increasing in both frequency and sophistication, the demand for cyber security professionals is by far outpacing supply. The landscape in which businesses operate is increasingly complex.

With remote working fast becoming the norm and connectivity being critical to business operations, cybercriminals are actively looking at ways to gain access to business systems in order to steal data, plant ransomware, and/or cause disruption to services. In fact, there are 3.5 million reasons to consider cybersecurity – that’s the estimated number of unfilled cyber security jobs worldwide according to (ISC)2. It’s no wonder then why a career in cyber security is a career for life. 



What is Cyber Academy 

This is why Kordia established the Cyber Academy (CA) - to play our role in the community to develop cyber security talent in the fight against cyber threats. So, if you’re someone who is motivated to unleash your learning and growth potential and want to make a real impact in raising New Zealand’s cyber security baseline, you’ve come to the right place. If you want the satisfaction of doing something that is rewarding and to make a real difference to New Zealand, applying to the Cyber Academy could be the best career decision you ever make. 

Why choose us?

Cyber Academy is known for its relevance
and quality of its graduates

Practical and relevant curriculum
Real-world training, delivered by experts
Potential job
Aligned with leading technology partners

What you’ll learn

As you study, you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your employability due to the hands-on approach that prepares you to hit the ground running.

This course is designed to build proficiency and experience across all major cyber security domains and technologies. It’s structured as 18 hours, three days a week in-lab and possible industry placement on Thursdays and/or Fridays. The course will be conducted face-to-face in central Auckland. This provides students and employers with the opportunity to commence engagement, assisting with the transition of the student to the working world. It also provides the student insight into the corporate environment and the employer benefits from practical hands-on cyber security training.

Who we’re looking for

Do you have a keen interest in cybersecurity? Are you able to demonstrate a passion for IT? Have you completed or are you a current student of Computer Science/IT, Cyber Security or Developer Coding? Or are you a keen gamer? Then we want to hear from you.


Download the 2021 Prospectus

You will be assessed on your soft skills, aptitude to learn, acumen and foundational IT knowledge.
You can go online and go through tutorials and teach yourself, but I don’t think you’ll find anywhere else that will have this kind of lab or classroom environment. We have experienced trainers and hackers teaching us real-world application.
I chose to study at Cyber Academy after meeting with the awesome staff at the CA training centre. My decision for beginning the Cyber Security Hands-on Practitioner programme was an easy one, knowing it would give me the opportunity to gain practical experience and help me kickstart my career in this industry.
Cyber Academy showed us exactly what’s being practised in the real world in terms of cybersecurity, monitoring, and penetration testing. You get a lot more than just a textbook understanding of what the industry and working in the industry involves. I feel incredibly well equipped for this career path.
For questions please contact

Michaela Roberts Call 09 551 7363 Or email applications@kordia.co.nz

Ready to start your career?

If you're keen to kick start your career in cyber security, simply complete the below information and upload a short resume to apply for the next intake of the Kordia Cyber Academy scheduled to start 1 November 2021. This information helps us learn a little bit more about you.  Applications have now closed for the 1 November intake.