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Application for Admission: AML/CTF regulation and risk program


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:

  • 3 years of recent relevant workplace experience. Remember, relevant experience includes a broad range of roles and responsibilities in financial markets and financial services, e.g. dealing and sales roles
  • 18 months of recent relevant workplace experience and a diploma qualification (or equivalent), or
  • 6 months of recent relevant workplace experience and a bachelor degree, e.g. Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Arts

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


  1. Complete all sections of this Application for Admission form.
  2. Read the course brochure and ensure that you provide all the information required
  3. Read Sections D and E of this form carefully to ensure your application meets the documentary requirements.
  4. Submit the completed form with all supporting documentation, before the closing date.


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:

  • Official transcripts of any post-secondary or tertiary studies indicating the subjects attempted, grades obtained and proof of completion. (Note: results notices or enrolment records are not sufficient.)
  • If you are not an Australian or New Zealand citizen, evidence of permanent residency status in Australia (e.g. a clear copy of relevant passport pages showing visa status).

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:

  • have completed all their formal studies in a country of which English is an official language
  • were born in and have completed at least one qualification in a country of which English is an official language
  • were not born in, but have completed senior secondary study or at least one year of full-time university study in a country of which English is an official language

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:

  • Academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) minimum overall score of 6.0 and no score below 5.5 in each of the individual skill areas
  • TOEFL internet-based minimum overall score of 80 with a minimum score of 25 in the writing section
  • Completion of an AQF Certificate IV (including English for Academic Purposes)
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) with a score of 155 in the verbal component
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic minimum overall score of 54 with a minimum of 46 in all communicative skills
  • Cambridge English Advanced Exam (CAE) minimum overall score of 52 with no score below 47.


If you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident with overseas qualifications, you must submit verified copies of your official overseas documents.

Who can verify copies for you?

  • The official records department of the institution that originally issued the document/s.
  • A bank manager or a credit union branch manager; accountant (must be a member of a professional organisation); barrister, solicitor; police officer of the rank of sergeant and above; postal manager; principal of an Australian secondary college, high school, primary school or TAFE college.
  • A Justice of the Peace with a registration number.

How should the authorised officer verify each document?

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.

Documents not verified or not verified correctly

AFMA is not permitted to process:

  • documents that have been verified by an immediate relative or a person residing at the same address as the applicant
  • documents that have not been correctly verified
  • documents verified by a Justice of the Peace without a registration number.


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.

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Please provide details of your formal education – school, TAFE, college, university.

You must attach documentary evidence for all courses studied. See Section D. Essential Supporting Documentation

POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION (list all courses you have completed)

Full-time or part-time
Name of institution Name of course studied Duration

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(month & year)
FT, PT or casual Employer Position Main duties
From To        

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Note: If part-time or casual, please indicate hours of work per week.


Please respond to the following questions:


I wish to be considered for admission to the AML/CTF Regulation and Risk Program in this Application for Admission form.

  • I declare that the information supplied in this application and the documentation supporting is correct and complete.
  • I acknowledge that providing false or misleading information may result in the cancellation of this application and/or withdrawal of any offer and/or enrolment.
  • I authorise AFMA to verify any information provided by me.
  • I authorise AFMA to obtain, where necessary, from any other educational institution, evidence of my academic record or to seek other corroborating evidence with respect to my application.
  • I authorise AFMA to release details of my academic records as requested by other education institutions to assist and corroborate the processing of applications I may make to such institutions.
  • I consent to the collection, use and disclosure of my personal information in accordance with the Privacy Notice above.
  • I understand that AFMA may disclose the personal information I have given in this application to the Department of Education and Training or its successor, and that the Department will collect and store my personal information for:
    (a) use in connection with the National Data Collection on Applications and Offers, and/or
    (b) other collections as the Department, or its successor, may lawfully require from time to time.

NB: Your application may be cancelled if you do not provide true and complete information in connection with your application, or if you make any changes to the above declaration and authority