Pre-University / Foundation
CERTIFIED ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN (CAT)
What is the entry requirement for CAT?
SPM with at least 3 credits including English.
Is CAT an internal or external certificate?
It is an external paper where questions and markings are from ACCA International, UK. Examinations are held at centres assigned by ACCA UK. Classes are conducted in Olympia College and in English.
How can students register?
A formal CAT registration form can be obtained from the college. Completed forms will be sent to ACCA UK for processing.
How are payments made?
Payments include tuition fees to the college, examination and subscription fees must be paid to ACCA UK via credit card or bank draft. Payments need to be made in pound sterling as the ACCA centres is based in UK. The fee for examination re-sit is the same as the examinations fees.
Are there loans/scholarships?
It depends on a student’s SPM results and the college’s consideration.
What is the passing mark?
The passing mark depends on each paper and varies each year.
What are the options after CAT?
Upon completing CAT, students can proceed to ACCA part 2.
What are the career prospects after CAT?
CAT graduates can build careers in finance and accounting industry.
Is CAT only a certificate or diploma level?
CAT is a certificate awarded from ACCA, serving as a foundation to ACCA part 2. Due to its high standard of assessment and extensive syllabus, it is equivalent to a diploma.
Why choose CAT when there are numerous diploma courses in Accounting?
CAT is preferred for students to further accountancy studies in ACCA. ACCA is a professional exam which is recognized internationally.
When is the CAT intake in Olympia College?
Intakes for the CAT programme are in January and July each year.