Cyber education programs

We provide opportunities to students from primary school all the way to university. We aim to share our knowledge and skills in ICT, cyber security and science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) through the programs we support.


ASD CyberEXP is an interactive online program for high school and university students. This program exposes students to a cyber security incident response operation.

The program uses real-life scenarios and shows what it is like on the front lines of cyber security. ASD CyberEXP is a free, self-paced online course available at any time. Register and log in to the ASD CyberEXP program.

Defence civilian undergraduate sponsorship for Year 12 students

Thinking of studying computer science and cyber security at university?

We sponsor computer science or cyber security degrees through the Defence Civilian Undergraduate Sponsorship program. The program is in partnership with the University of NSW, Canberra, at the Australian Defence Force Academy. The sponsorship provides financial contributions towards your studies, and work placements at ASD.

This program is for Year 12 students moving into university studies. Find out how to apply.

Girls' Programming Network

Are you interested in computers and technology? Would you like to meet other girls with similar interests? Then the Girls' Programming Network (GPN) might be for you.

The GPN is an extra-curricular program run by girls for girls. It inspires and supports girls interested in computers and technology. It's designed for girls in Year 4–12 of all programming abilities. Dedicated female tutors from university, industry and government specialising in software development and cyber security run each session. Find out about a GPN node near you.

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Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and communities. We pay our respects to them, their cultures and their Elders; past, present and emerging. We also recognise Australia's First Peoples' enduring contribution to Australia's national security.

Authorised by the Australian Government, Canberra