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Accounting & Finance Finance and Compliance

Certificate for Module (Anti-money Laundering – Practices and Issues)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
01 Feb 2024 (Thu)
Next intake(s)
33 hours
Course Fee
HK$8000 per programme
Deadline on 22 Jan 2024 (Mon)
2867 8409
2861 0278
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This programme equips students with knowledge of practices and procedures to combat money laundering in the workplace.

Programme Details

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. carry out customer due diligence;
  2. implement Anti-money Laundering compliance programmes, and
  3. evaluate major challenges and the best practices of Anti-money Laundering

Mode: Part-time

The duration of the programme is  11  weeks (Contact hours: 33 hours)

Assessment and Award

  • Assessment is based on an individual assignment (50%) and an examination (50%).
  • Students who have passed the continuous assessment and final exam with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a Certificate for Module  (Anti-money Laundering – Practices and Issues).



  • Anti-money laundering risk regulatory process
    • Anti-money laundering (AML) ordinance
    • Anti-money laundering policy
    • Risk assessment through Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Know Your Customer (KYC)
    • On-going monitoring and escalation procedures
  • Anti-money laundering implementation and compliance programme
    • Compliance risks in AML
    • Communication of AML compliance
    • Management of regulatory expectation
    • Effective detection and monitoring
    • Common issues
  • Anti-money laundering Investigations and Reporting
    • Investigation basics and outcomes
    • Reporting of suspicious transactions
    • International cooperation
  • Technologies in Anti-money laundering
    • Cyber and technology enabled financial crime
    • IT systems for customer due diligence
    • Big data analytics
  • Recent Case Studies
    • Banking industry
    • Securities industry
    • Insurance industry

Students who successfully complete this programme can apply for module exemption and articulate to ‘Postgraduate Diploma in Bank and Insurance Compliance’  or 'Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Compliance'.

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Date: 1 Feb 2024 - 9 May 2024 (Thursday) 

Time: 19:00-2200

Venue: United Learning Centre


*The venue, time and date arrangements are subject to final confirmation, HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. 

*The date of examination is included in the above class period.

Class Details

*A detailed timetable will be emailed to enrolled students one week before class commences. If not, please email at

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English , applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

i. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or

ii. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

iii. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or

iv. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or

v. equivalent qualifications.


Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.



Tutor Profile

Mr. Albert Tang (Chief Compliance Officer, Money Laundering Reporting Officer)

Mr. Albert Tang has over 19 years of experience in Anti-Money Laundering – Practices and Issues that covered the Law Enforcement, public sector and financial industry.  He now oversees the Compliance function of an Insurance institution and is responsible for the overall regulatory compliance and internal controls of the Company.  Previously, he played a senior position in Hong Kong Listed Companies and supervised a team of compliance professionals in charge of all compliance-related activities across all financial services including Stored Value Facilities licenses business, Money Lending, Insurance service, Virtual Bank and FinTech business development and act as key contact with the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.  He also handled group global Anti-Money Laundering – Practices and Issues / Counter-Terrorist Financing program.  He previously worked in various financial institutions, including banking, insurance and card payment operations across Asia Pacific region. Before moving to the financial industry, he had served the Independence Commission Against Corruption of Hong Kong over 7 years dedicated to fighting corruption through investigation.



Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$8000 per programme (Course Fees paid are not refundable and transferable if courses are successfully commenced in any one of HKU SPACE Learning Centers except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances)


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Anti-money Laundering – Practices and Issues)
證書 (單元:打擊洗錢實務及議題)
COURSE CODE 33C147416 FEES $8,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8409
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Anti-money Laundering – Practices and Issues)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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