Entry to this qualification is open to individuals who have completed prior relevant study and/or have relevant work experience in finance, e.g. in banking or compliance roles. 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:
Related fields of study and relevant workplace experience include AML/CTF, compliance, audit/assurance, risk management, legal, fraud/bribery/financial crime, law enforcement and financial regulation.
Some of your workplace experience must have been at a significant level of project or management responsibility or complexity. It is highly recommended that you are working in an AML-related role at the time of applying for entry.
As well as being a workplace-based qualification, the course contains a significant component of academic work. Candidates are required to read extensively and to prepare academic assessments. Academic literacy skills are essential, including critical thinking, research, essay writing and familiarity with academic writing conventions such as referencing.
Applications are assessed on a continuous basis and offered to the next available intake. You are strongly encouraged to take advantage of this by lodging your application as early as possible, noting the closing dates shown on the summary of dates document Places are offered to eligible applicants on a first received basis.
All applications must include clear copies of the following documents:
Note: If your post-secondary study or tertiary study is in a name other than that which appears on this application form, you must provide evidence of that name change, e.g. marriage certificate or other legal documentation.
Applicants will be deemed to have sufficient English proficiency if they:
All other applicants must demonstrate proficiency explicitly.
Any of the following results, obtained within the past two years, can be used to demonstrate English proficiency:
If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident with overseas qualifications, you must submit verified copies of your official overseas documents.
On each page of the document they must write ‘This is a true copy of the original document sighted by me’.
On the first page, they must sign, and print the following details: their name, address, business hours telephone number, profession or occupation or organisation and the date verified. They must include the official stamp or seal of the verifier’s organisation on the copy, if the organisation has such a stamp.
In addition to the above, if the verifier is a Justice of the Peace, they must also print their registration number and the state in which they are registered as a Justice of the Peace.
AFMA is not permitted to process:
AFMA will advise you as to whether or not your application has been successful in five (5) business days.
The personal information you provide on this Application for Admission form is governed by the Privacy Act 1988. Your information will be used to assess your eligibility for admission to AFMA courses and for other administrative functions within AFMA and the ICA. We may disclose some of your information to other individuals or organisations to check the academic and other qualifications upon which your application for admission is based, to meet legislative reporting requirements, and for the administration and collection of fees. Depending on the information to be examined, this may involve the international transmission of personal information.
The personal information you provide will not be made available to any other person or organisation outside AFMA and the ICA or for any other purpose without your consent or where authorised by law, and will be disposed of in accordance with Government regulation. You may access your personal information to ensure that it is not inaccurate, irrelevant to the purposes for which it was collected, misleading, incomplete or outof-date.