September 13 – Cyber Security Professional Learning Session for WA Schools

September 13 – Cyber Security Professional Learning Session for WA Schools

LifeJourney is organising a free professional learning session for WA schools in partnership with John Curtin College of the Arts (JCCA) on 13 September in Fremantle. The event will introduce the tools and resources available for introducing cyber security careers and skills development in secondary schools along with discussions from employers and tertiary providers in WA talking about pathways into this exciting and rewarding field.

The session will be led by Donna Buckley, Mathematics and Cyber Teacher, from JCCA along with Renee Hoareau, Director of Education and Engagement from LifeJourney. Guest speakers will include representatives from Edith Cowan University, Cisco Systems and Optus sharing their career journeys in the field, and the tertiary and professional opportunities available in WA.

Department schools register:
Non-department schools register by emailing (

The event precedes the annual WA STEM Education Conference 2018 organised by the WA consortium the following week (September 16-17) at the Crown Convention Centre. If you’re interested in hosting a similar professional learning event in your state, please contact (

Professional Learning Session Schedule

8:30am: Event Welcome & Introduction
Donna Buckley

8:45am: LifeJourney Cyber Security Programs (Optus, ASD CyberEXP, Cyber Teacher)
Renee Hoareau

10:30am: Morning Tea

10:45am: Cisco Networking Academy – Attacks and Techniques
Donna Buckley

11:30am: Cyber Security Careers & Pathways in WA

  • Amanda East, Post Graduate Studies, Edith Cowan University
  • Marc Poor, Cyber Security Specialist, Optus
  • Dean Lane, Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems