Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

  • Course Duration 12 months
  • Available Seats 5
  • Course Time full-time
  • Language English
  • Start On Jan / March / April / July / Sept
  • Institution Sunway College

The Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) is a vocational qualification designed by ACCA that will allow you to support the work of professional accountants.  The final-level examinations are equivalent in standard to the first year of a university degree programme.  Consequently, CAT graduates are allowed to move directly to Fundamentals Level (Skills Module).

The knowledge, skills and practical experience you have gained while studying the CAT qualification can exempt you from certain papers and count towards the practical experience requirement of the ACCA Qualification.

There are nine examinations to the CAT, which are split into four levels.  Each level is designed to test the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to work in accounting support roles.  As well as completing your examination, you will have to gain a minimum of one-year relevant experience while undergoing your financial training to achieve the Technician qualification.

When you have fulfilled the criteria for Certified Accounting Technician status, ACCA will confer on you the title of Certified Accounting Technician and you will be able to use the letters ‘CAT’ after your name.

The CAT qualification could be your stepping stone to the ACCA Qualification and membership of the global body for professional accountants.