Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing

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Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing

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

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CSU's Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing provides students working in the field with the opportunity to conduct research and contribute to knowledge and practice in their discipline.

  • Why study this course?

    The Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing is the only course of its kind offered at an Australian university. The course was developed with extensive industry consultation in the law enforcement, intelligence, regulatory, banking and finance sectors.

    CSU's Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security is ideally positioned to provide education in the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing field, due to its extensive level of industry collaboration and engagement and the academic and professional profile of teaching staff.

    Depending on your existing qualifications and career aspirations, you can choose to complete a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master degree.

    Students who have successfully completed the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) certification examination will be awarded 8 points credit (equivalent to one standard CSU subject).

    This degree is offered by distance education, enabling you to fit study around your existing work, family or other commitments. You will have the opportunity to hear from guest lecturers with expertise in the anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing field.

  • 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 Managment (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 and 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 (by Course work)

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

    JST529 Financial Crime: Management and Operational Issues (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 (by Research)

    Successfully 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 Managment (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 and 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 (by Course work)

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

    JST529 Financial Crime: Management and Operational Issues (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 (by Research)

    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

    An applicant for admission to candidature for a Master of Anti Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing shall have an appropriate Bachelors degree from an Australian university or equivalent overseas tertiary institution, taken over a minimum of three years (full-time equivalent).

    or

    Complete all of the requirements of the Graduate Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing at a credit level or above or an equivalent graduate diploma completed at an Australian university or overseas equivalent.
     

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2014 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session
    1500*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    1950*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2014.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol Type Mode Campus Fee type Session1 Session2 Session3 Admission Code
    Direct Distance Education Manly FPPG Y Y Y OALC
    Direct Distance Education Manly FPOS Y Y Y JALC

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FFPG: 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

    The minimum requirments to graduate with the award of Master of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Finacinig the student must successfully pass 96 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.

    International recruitment agents

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • 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.

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