The AML/CTF Graduate Program is a workplace focused program developed jointly by AFMA and the International Compliance Association (ICA). Based on the ICA’s globally-recognised international AML/CTF qualification, the course covers international and Australian principles, laws and practice, and provides a comprehensive survey of AML/CTF practice in Australia today.
The AML/CTF Graduate Program is designed to give individuals working in financial markets or financial services who wish to build a career in financial crime investigation and prevention or AML/CTF a deep understanding of ML/TF risks and to equip them with the professional tools to strengthen their organisations against abuse by criminals.
The Program is suitable for individuals who work within financial institutions as well as individuals who work in partnership with financial institutions as advisers, regulators, policymakers or law enforcement. It is designed for individuals who wish to build a career as an anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing compliance and management professional.
If you previously were awarded the AFMA Diploma of Applied Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Management, you may upgrade to the Graduate Diploma of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing via a series of upgrade assessment tasks.
The AML/CTF Graduate Program is designed for individuals working in financial markets who wish to fast track their career in AML/CTF. Individuals with relevant experience in finance, e.g. banking or compliance, are encouraged to apply. Relevant experience is not restricted to experience in AML/CTF compliance. For example applicants with substantial experience in operations or risk management are eligible. There are three pathways for entrance into the program:
If you are interested in enrolling, submit an Application for Admission Form, with an up-to-date resume and academic transcripts (if required).
For information about fees and when the program will next run, please see our program fees and dates schedule
For alternative pathways for the program (for those with industry experience, please see our Alternative completion information kit.
The Program comprises three modules, which are completed via a combination of workshop attendance, self-study, online discussion and assessment.
The components of the program are:
Each module is self-standing and can be studied by itself; it is not necessary to enrol in all three modules. However, to be awarded the dual qualifications, it is necessary to successfully complete all three modules. It is strongly recommended that individuals who wish to build a career in AML/CTF complete all three modules, as they constitute an integrated program providing complete professional training for AML/CTF officers.
The Program is designed to enable a compliance or AML professional to be able to perform the following skills:
For more detail, please see page 5 of our program brochure
When you successfully complete the Program, you will achieve the following:
For more detail, please see page 6 of our program brochure
If you successfully complete the AML/CTF Graduate Program you will be awarded two qualifications - FNS80115 Graduate Diploma of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing and the International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering. Each of these qualifications has different assessment requirements.
AFMA awards the FNS80115 Graduate Diploma of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing upon successful completion of the two skills assessments for each module.
The ICA, in association with the Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, awards the International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering upon successful completion of the two skills assessments and the assignment for each module.
For detailed information on the AML/CTF Graduate Program, please read the information below.