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Graduate Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

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This course is designed for students currently working or wishing to work in compliance, regulation, security, law enforcement or the banking and finance sectors, who have a base-level understanding of the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing function. It provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students to develop a best practice approach to preventing money laundering and terrorist financing.

The Graduate Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Certificate of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing is designed to provide current and future Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing practitioners with a theoretical and practical foundation that instils in graduates a best practice approach to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing prevention. The course is primarily focused on those currently, or wishing to, work in security, law enforcement and the private sector but with a base level knowledge of the anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing function. Through the completion of this course, students will also develop broader graduate attributes articulated by CSU so that they can contribute more fully to the community. These attributes will be linked to the curriculum and individual assessment items.

  • Career opportunities
    These courses are designed for students who are already working or wishing to work in compliance, regulation, law enforcement, finance, banking and security fields in roles relating to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. Gaining a qualification in this field will allow graduates to deepen their understanding of the discipline and seek higher level policy, planning, management and research positions in the field.
  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course consists of:

    (1)  subjects equalling 32 points for the Graduate Certificate of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing; and

    (2) subjects building on the knowledge obtained by students in the Graduate Certificate equalling 64 points for the Graduate Diploma of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing; and

    (3) subjects building on the knowledge obtained by students in the Graduate Diploma equalling 96 points for the Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing.

    (1) Graduate Certificate of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    The following core subjects:

    JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management (8 Points)
    JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16 Points)
    TCR awarded for successful completion of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) certification examination (8 Points)

    (2) Graduate Diploma of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate and 32 points from the following:

    JST499 Investigating Financial Crime - Prosecuting Financial Crime (16 points)

    Plus 2 x 8 point 400 level elective subjects or 1 x 16 point 400 level elective subject from the subjects offered by the AGSPS.

     (3) Masters in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma and 32 points from the following:

    JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime (16 points)
    Plus 2 x 8 point 500 level elective subjects or 1 x 16 point 500 level elective subject from the subjects offered by the AGSPS.

    OR

    (3) Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma and 32 points from the following:

    JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal (16 Points)
    JST531 Dissertation (16 Points)

    Enrolment pattern

    (1) Graduate Certificate of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    The following core subjects:

    JST412 Financial Crime Control and Risk Management (8 Points)
    JST498 Foundations in Financial Crime (16 Points)
    TCR awarded for successful completion of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) certification examination (8 Points)

    (2) Graduate Diploma of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    Successfully completion of the Graduate Certificate and 32 points from the following:

    JST499 Investigating Financial Crime - Prosecuting Financial Crime  (16 points)

    Plus 2 x 8 point 400 level elective subjects or 1 x 16 point 400 level elective subject from the subjects offered by the AGSPS.

    (3) Masters in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    Successfully completion of the Graduate Diploma and 32 points from the following:

    JST529 Contemporary Issues in Financial Crime (16 points)
    Plus 2 x 8 point 500 level elective subjects or 1 x 16 point 500 level elective subject from the subjects offered by the AGSPS.

    OR

    (3) Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

    Successfully completion of the Graduate Diploma and 32 points from the following:

    JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal (16 Points)
    JST531 Dissertation (16 Points)

  • Residential schools

    The following subject may have a residential school component:

    JST530 Research Methodology and Dissertation Proposal

  • Admission information

    A degree in a relevant field or its equivalent in professional experience and qualifications are required. Examples of equivalence include police service detective training and more than three years investigative experience; or more than three years industry experience and associated industry training in a non-police Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing role

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

     
    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
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  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineManlyFPPGYYYOAIL
    DirectOnlineManlyFPOSYYYJAIL

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    Students must complete 32 subject points

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    International students from the United Kingdom and Canada should select the Planned Course of Study with the appropriate code when completing an online application:

    • Master of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing CALC
    • Graduate Certificate of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing CAJH
    • Graduate Diploma of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing CAIL
    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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