Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) is the Foundation programme for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

CAT is a qualification with an international profile awarded by ACCA, designed to train students to be an accounting technician to meet the evolving needs of today and into the future.

It is a rigorous and flexible qualification that kick starts student’s higher education journey at the most relevant level through a range of Foundation-level awards made up of certificates and diplomas which provide the ideal starting point for anyone new to accounting and finance. CAT covers the key areas of financial accounting, management accounting, taxation and finance.

Course Structure

CAT consists of  9 papers plus Foundations in Professionalism online module.

ACCA DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING (RQF LEVEL 2)
(2 PAPERS)

FA1          Recording Financial Transactions
MA1        Management Information

ACCA DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL AND MANAGEMENT
ACCOUNTING (RQF LEVEL 3)
(2 PAPERS)

FA2          Maintaining Financial Records
MA2        Managing Costs & Finance

ACCA DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS (RQF LEVEL 4)
(3 PAPERS)
FBT          Business and Technology
FMA        Management Accounting
FFA          Financial Accounting

SPECIALIST PAPERS (Choose 2 only)
FAU         Foundations in Audit
FTX         Foundations in Taxation*
FFM        Foundations in Financial Managment

*FTX is offered in Malaysia variant

MPU

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Cultural Studies
  • Pengajian Malaysia 1 (Malaysian Students)
  • English for Business

*Notes:
Bahasa Kebangsaan A is compulsory for all Malaysian students

  • without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia
  • without SPM Bahasa Malaysia (applicable to students from UEC, O level, or other equivalent programmes)

Entry Requirement

1. SPM / O Levels 

  • Minimum 5 Credits (5Cs) inclusive of Mathematics and English

2. Unified Examination Certificate (UEC)

  • Minimum 3 Credits (3Bs) inclusive of Mathematics and English

3. Other Year 11 qualification

  • Case by case, subject to evaluation by the School

English Requirement:-

Credit for SPM / 1119 / O-Level English; minimum score of Band 4 in MUET, Band 6 in IELTS, or a score of 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based) or 550 (paper-based) in TOEFL.

Malaysian students who do not possess the English requirement stated above, will have to attempt and pass a compulsory English module concurrently in the first semester of CAT programme.


CAT – Career Opportunities

As a foundation course of ACCA, CAT provides specific and relevant accounting knowledge that is applicable in the business and accounting field.

The completion of CAT allows the students an option to pursue ACCA, or to work in accounting related industry, or both at the same time. It offers much flexibility.

At KDU College, we are committed to leading and guiding our students towards achieving their dream of becoming qualified accountants who are able to demonstrate the highest degree of integrity and competency.

 

Public Practice                                                           

  • Audit Assistant

  • Tax Assistant

  • Tax Manager

  • Business Advisory

 Commercial Sector

  • Account Assistant

  • Budget Personnel

  • Costing Administrator

  • Compliance Officer

  • Trainee