ICA to bring anti financial crime courses to Australia

The International Compliance Association (ICA) – the leading professional body for the regulatory and financial crime compliance community and part of Wilmington plc – will now offer its globally-recognised certificated qualifications and trainings in Australia.

Organised and run in conjunction with hand-picked local industry experts, the courses are focused on the financial services sector and compliance professionals and will cover Anti Money Laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD) processes and requirements.

The programmes are designed for those working in Australia, with locally-relevant content, references to local rules and regulations, case studies and suitable dates and times for virtual classrooms.

Local subject-matter experts have been brought onboard to ensure that content is applicable to practitioners working in Australia, as well as maintaining international recognition and relevance.

ICA qualifications are awarded in association with Alliance Manchester Business School, part of the UK’s University of Manchester. Accreditations are recognised by local firms as a mark of excellence in the field of financial crime prevention.

Available courses will include:

  • ICA Certificate in AML: where individuals within organisations will gain a solid understanding of core money laundering and terrorist financing risks with this introductory course.  Great for someone who wants to break into compliance as a first step
  • ICA Certificate in KYC/CDD: designed for those working in know your customer, at the sharp end of client on-boarding. It’s an excellent foundation-level knowledge of KYC and CDD concepts and best practice.
  • ICA International Advanced Certificate in AML: Designed for those who already have some AML experience under their belt, this programme teaches practitioners how to manage the risks of terrorist financing and evaluate suspicious activity.
  • ICA International Diploma in AML: this is for the experienced professionals, and is specifically designed to help mitigate the risks of AML and develop and implement best practice initiatives.

ICA courses are designed to be both practical and vocational, offering realistic learning scenarios based on real-life experiences.


Courses are academically backed, drawing on industry-leading knowledge and resources from some of the world’s leading experts. Australian-specific qualifications tick all the necessary boxes to provide complete accreditation and confidence, allowing participants to fulfil their roles and responsibilities with complete confidence.


“Our qualifications enable the right business to be conducted in the right way and help firms achieve success by using systems and controls to ensure effective risk management. This is all backed by the resources provided by ICA membership, which naturally supports all studies performed when studying for an ICA qualification in Australia,” said Helen Langton, CEO for Asia Pacific, ICA.


Students will have access to the ICA Continuous Learning Hub, as well as enjoying discounted events and exclusive, member-only invitations.


To find out more, visit https://www.int-comp.org/landing-pages/developing-knowledge-skills-and-talent-in-australia.