GPM426 Terrorist Financing and Resourcing (8)


This subject examines the various mechanisms by which terrorist organisations and networks raise, transfer, and expend funds. It considers the broader topic of terrorist resourcing and the acquiring and maintaining of intangible resources necessary for the operation of a terrorist enterprise. Financing and resourcing from both operational and organizational perspectives are addressed, as is the centrality of transnational criminal activity, along with the existing approaches to the countering of these practices, including financial intelligence.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceCanberra Campus
Session 2
InternalCanberra Campus
DistanceCanberra Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLAustralian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment restrictions

GPM417 or GPM418

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate specialised knowledge of current terrorist financing practices
  • be able to demonstrate the capacity to research and analyse terrorist financing from local, regional, and international perspectives
  • be able to analyse, consolidate, and synthesise historical and contemporary aspects of terrorist financing and resourcing
  • be able to critically analyse the countering of terrorist financing, at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels, and evaluate the complexity of terrorist financing
  • be able to communicate an understanding of key counter terrorist policies, practices and approaches to policy evaluation, to a variety of audiences
  • be able to make high level, independent assessments, and provide sophisticated, empirically based analysis of current and emergent terrorism financing threats in a scholarly, law enforcement, intelligence, military or other related contexts


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Understanding the Terrorist Enterprise: Operational and Organisational Funding
  • The Management Challenge: Organisational Structures and Challenges
  • The Cold War and State Sponsorship
  • Diversification and Privatisation of Terrorist Financing and Resourcing
  • Globalisation and Transnational Organised Crime (TOC)
  • Transnational Organised Crime and Terrorism


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 12 August 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.