Veteran Cyber Academy Australia

Applications for the 2022 Veteran Cyber Academy Australia are now closed. If you are interested in being notified about any similar future programs in Australia, please email us using the Contact Us button.

Cybersecurity is rapidly becoming a top global priority for governments and businesses. Despite the fact that Australia has a world-class cybersecurity sector, there is still currently a significant shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals.

“The Academy is like the Harvard Business School for cyber - you know the graduates are going in based on their aptitude, and will be going through the best training possible.”  

- Jim Fox, Head of Cyber Development at e2e

In response to this growing challenge, SANS, in partnership with Allectum, has created the Veteran Cyber Academy. An intensive and immersive 16-week training program, the Academy aims to encourage and develop potential new cybersecurity professionals. The program has been tailored to meet the specific cybersecurity needs of today’s enterprises and government.

Please note the deadline for applications is 30th November 2021. 

What To Expect From The Veteran Cyber Academy

  • A unique and proven program that assists in meeting the widening demand for skilled cybersecurity practitioners.
  • Training you to be a GIAC-certified professional, ready to be deployed into cybersecurity roles in just 16 weeks.
  • Designed for veterans with little or no prior experience of cybersecurity. It prepares you comprehensively for the security roles you will be entering into, introducing you to basic principles, alongside material from SANS’ world-class training courses and real-life, practical simulations and team exercises.

The training program is fully funded by SANS and will take place online, beginning 21st February 2022, and ending on 10th June 2022.

Throughout the training program, our delivery partner Allectum, will support your transition into employment. Employers will also engage with you during your training, through Careers Fairs and employer-hosted evenings, with the aim of developing your skills and improving your employability.


Are You An Employer?

There will be opportunities available for employers to engage with participants of the Academy at Careers Fairs and employer-hosted evenings.

To find out more about how you can support our graduates, please email

Academies We’ve Run Before

SANS runs multiple programs globally on an annual basis. Here are three examples of Academies we’ve run before which will give you a good impression of what to expect from our Veteran Cyber Academy Australia.