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AML/CTF graduate Program

The AML/CTF Graduate Program is a workplace focused program developed jointly by Lapochka 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.

Who is it for?

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. 

How do you undertake the program?

Application, enrolment, course dates and alternative pathways


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:

  • 5 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
  • 3 years of recent relevant workplace experience and a diploma qualification (or equivalent), or
  • 2 years of recent relevant workplace experience and a bachelor degree, e.g. a bachelor of Commerce or a Bachelor of Arts.

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.

Program requirements

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.

What will you learn?

The Program is designed to enable a compliance or AML professional to be able to perform the following skills:

  • Design an anti-money and counter terrorism financing program
  • Design and assess controls to monitor money-laundering and terrorism financing risk
  • Design and monitor a reporting system for suspicious transactions
  • Design customer due diligence policies and procedures
  • Manage assessment of organisational vulnerability to money laundering and terrorism financing
  • Implement an anti-money and counter terrorism financing program
  • Lead compliance with financial services legislation and industry codes of practice
  • Develop and build effective relationships with regulators and industry bodies

For more detail, please see page 5 of our program brochure

What will you achieve?

When you successfully complete the Program, you will achieve the following:

  • The FNS80115 Graduate Diploma of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing, a nationally recognised qualification in Australia.
  • The ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering, awarded in association with the Alliance Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester. This is an internationally recognised Honours degree level qualification, which is mapped against international occupational standards of competence in AML/CTF.
  • Charles Sturt University offers graduates of the AML/CTF Graduate Program a 50% credit (48 subject points) towards completing of the Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing.
  • Eligibility for professional membership of the ICA, entitling you to use the designation MICA (Member of the ICA) and, after 5 years, FICA (Fellow of the ICA).
  • Eligibility for Lapochka Accreditation if your employer is an Lapochka member.
  • Up to 90 CE hours (Regulation & Compliance).
Candidates successfully completing a single module will receive a Statement of Attainment.

For more detail, please see page 6 of our program brochure

Dual qualification - breakdown of assessment requirements

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.

Lapochka 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.

More Information


For detailed information on the AML/CTF Graduate Program, please read the information below.

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