Certified Accounting Technician (CAT)

Programme Background

The Certified Accounting Technician qualification is a programme at the technician level under the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). This qualification is a combination of study and practical experience designed to build knowledge in accountancy, IT and management. The CAT programme structure and its examination is under the ambit of ACCA. IPAC Education Centre conducts classes for students who wish to obtain this qualification.


Intake: April    Duration: 1-1½ years


Entry Requirements

  • Pass Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with at least five credits including Bahasa Malaysia, Mathematics and English, or
  • Other qualifications with equivalent recognition by the Malaysian Government.

CAT Qualification Papers

FA1    Recording Financial Transactions
MA1   Management Information
FA2    Maintaining Financial Records
MA2   Maintaining Costs & Finance
FAB    Accountant in Business
FFA    Financial Accounting
FMA   Management Accounting

And any two (2) of the following

FAU    Foundations in Audit
FTX    Foundations in Taxation
FFM    Foundations in Financial Management