Entry to this course 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.
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.
Your personal information (including the personal information contained on this enrolment form and your training activity data) may be used or disclosed by AFMA and ICA for statistical, regulatory and research purposes.