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School Holiday Workshops

ECU's School of Science offers a series of Computing and Cyber Security workshops for High School Aged Students each holiday break. These workshops are free and run from 9am to 3pm.

BYOD: Laptops - Apple or Windows - tablets (iPads are NOT suitable).

Wi-Fi: Please log on and set up your Guest Wi-Fi account before coming onto campus - it is valid for 24 hours.

Catering: BYO water bottles, lunch, and snacks. There are also cafés and vending machines around campus that you can access

Location: Joondalup - School of Science - Building 18, Level 2, Room 211

Parking: Parking area 14 – Visitor parking and drop off area, Use Lakeside Drive entrance turn into Deakin Drive - over the roundabout and find Red Zone Car Park 14. Please leave a note on the dash to say you are dropping a student for the named event so you don't incur a parking ticket.

ECU is proud to be a member of the Athena SWAN in Australia. This initiative promotes gender equality and encourages opportunities for females in STEM careers.

For further information please contact:

School Holiday Workshops @ECU



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Learn to Linux

Linux is a popular alternative operating system often used in cybersecurity. Learn to Linux is a free, hands-on workshop where participants are introduced to different Linux operating systems including Ubuntu. the second half of the day will be focussing on the use of command lines.


CTF Toolbox

Capture The Flag - Essentials to get you started is a free, hands-on workshop where participants are introduced to Virtual Machines (a popular resource often used in cybersecurity); Kali Linux (an operating system built for testing security); VulnHub (a free resource that provides various single-player capture the flag challenges). Participants must bring their own Laptop!


100 lines of Code

Calling out to high school aged students who want to learn the 'fundamentals of coding' or enhance their skills. Join us for the day as you work through three fun hands-on workshops.


CyberSecurity for Teachers and Adults

ECU is an Academic Centre of Cyber Security Excellence and is proud to host Cisco's Introduction to Cybersecurity for high school teachers and adult educators. Cisco's netacademy offers a range of free short online courses with a certificate upon completion of the course.Through the course of the day, we will take you through each of the topics offering further insights, and presentations culminating in a series of cyber challenges for you to practice your newly developed skills.




Capture The Flag -Tips and Tricks

Capture The Flag - Tips, Tricks, & Tools - this is a free, hands-on workshop where participants learn how to attack cyber challenges, decrypt questions, find clues, develop a working team strategy and explore different free online tools that we like to use. Participants must bring their own laptops. Please set up ECU's Guest Wifi before coming onto campus


Introduction to Cyber Security

Learn how to solve cyber challenges – steganography, password cracking, cryptography, reverse engineering and networks. Explore entry level challenges like CyberStartGo to the more complex like Lonetree’s Saburra.


Micro: bits and bots

We invite budding Python Programmers to join us for a day of coding Micro: bits/ Start off with some animation, push button actions, and radio communications before moving to game making


Web Development

Learn how to make a simple website that you can use to blog, keep travel records or for your own business. Use HTML, CSS and Java script to make and create.

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