AUSTRAC’s international Technical Assistance & Training (TA&T) programs are delivered to financial intelligence units (FIUs) and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regulators. AUSTRAC’s programs aim to strengthen the institutional capacity and governance of recipients, and to facilitate improved compliance with international standards. More broadly, these programs contribute to Australia’s whole of government efforts in establishing regional security and assisting developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development.
AUSTRAC International TA&T programs aim to achieve specific whole of government priorities, and operate in accordance with definitive funding agreements. They include the delivery of bilateral and regional assistance in the form of:
- in-country bilateral mentoring and capacity building workshops
- in-country regional workshops and conferences
- ongoing off-site mentoring and IT assistance.
AUSTRAC Technical Assistance & Training (TA&T) Programs
Supporting Papua New Guinea’s Effective Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Reform (SPEAR)
SPEAR is a program being delivered by AUSTRAC which focuses on enhancing the AML/CTF regulatory and financial intelligence capacity of Papua New Guinea’s FIU (Financial Analysis and Supervision Unit (FASU)), to assist in combating money laundering and terrorist financing in PNG.
PPATK-AUSTRAC Partnership Program (PAPP)
AUSTRAC has been delivering technical assistance and training to Indonesia's FIU, Pusat Pelaporan Dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan (PPATK), since late 2002 under a range of different funding packages and programs. PAPP is an AML/CTF partnership and capacity-building program funded by the Australian Government. The program is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity and governance frameworks of Indonesia's FIU and other AML/CTF stakeholders.
AMLC-AUSTRAC Partnership Program (AAPP)
Modelled on the successful PPATK-AUSTRAC Partnership program being delivered in Indonesia, the AAPP program is also an AML/CTF partnership and capacity-building program funded by the Australian Government. The program delivers mentoring and training for IT and analyst staff, exchanges for improved compliance and regulation, as well as assistance with Financial Action Taskforce (FATF) Mutual Evaluation preparations.