ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering (Australia)

Course level : ICA Diplomas

The challenge of managing transnational and international AML risks is one that demands an internationally ‘joined up’ approach and a common understanding of emerging trends. The ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering is our flagship qualification and the industry-standard for MLROs and financial crime professionals managing money laundering risk. The qualification is benchmarked against international best practice and has been co-developed with local subject matter experts to ensure the content within the workshops is particularly relevant. There are references to local rules and regulations and local case studies bringing the materials to life ensuring that , you will benefit from both the international and local perspectives.

This advanced level course will help you understand the threat and mitigate the risks, develop and implement best practice AML initiatives and boost your professional profile.

This course is awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.



Learners are required to have ONE of the following:

  • Sound educational background, e.g. degree or professional qualification in an appropriate discipline
  • Attainment of an ICA International Advanced Certificate
  • Three years relevant work experience*

A good standard of spoken and written English is required for this course.

This course is suitable for:

  • MLROs/MLPOs and their deputies
  • Financial Crime Compliance Teams
  • Police and FIU/FCU staff
  • Managers with responsibilities for internal AML controls
  • Risk Managers
  • Individuals who have completed the ICA Certificate in AML or ICA Advanced Certificate in AML (UK or International)
  • Accountants
  • Lawyers
  • Company Secretaries

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ICA qualification levels explained:

  • The international AML and CTF framework
  • Laundering the proceeds of tax evasion
  • Terrorism financing and proliferation financing
  • Complying with sanctions regimes
  • Implementing an AML/CTF risk based approach
  • Management issues for an AML/CTF policy
  • Culture and training
  • Vulnerabilities of products and services
  • Customer due diligence (CDD)
  • Transaction and activity monitoring
  • Recognition, handling and reporting
  • Dealing with the authorities
  • 9-month course assessed by 3 written assignments (3,000 – 3,500 words)
  • A mixture of guided online study and participation in live sessions:
    • 2 x virtual classrooms
    • 1 x immersive learning scenario (putting you at the centre of a story)
    • 3 x tutorials (a chance to discuss elements of the course in more depth)
    • 3 x assessment preparation sessions
  • Videos covering the latest industry developments and case studies
  • Access to the ICA members’ portal containing additional reading and resources
  • Proactive support throughout the course to help you stay on track

***From the March 2023 intake, the assessment format is changing to a timed multiple-choice assessment after each of the three course modules, providing feedback on where you need to enhance your knowledge; a written assignment with an industry sector focus; and a case-study based written assignment connecting-up the elements of your learning. 

We have full syllabi available for all of our qualifications. Click here to download a syllabus for this course.

The price for this course is USD 4,846

Course fees stated exclude VAT or local tax, this will be added to your basket at the checkout if applicable.

If you are funding the course yourself, we offer an interest free instalment plan of eight equal monthly payments.

Membership Fee: USD 148* (Associate Membership - you must be an ICA member for the duration of your studies)

*Payable unless you are already an ICA Member. 

Email enquiries@int-comp.org or call +65 6500 0010 for further information. 

Chat with us via WhatsApp @ +65 8660 5808 or Telegram @icaAPAC 

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