The ACA qualification is regarded globally as one of the leading business and finance qualifications, and is recognized and valued in practice, industry, commerce and the public sector. Seamlessly merging examinations with practical on-the-job training, it fully equips you with all the relevant experience, skills and professional knowledge to make sound decisions in genuine business environments.

On successful completion of the ACA examinations, a training contract with an ICAEW Authorised Training Employer (ATE) and required work experience; students apply to have the three exclusive letters ACA after their names, and a glittering career ahead of them.

Sunway TES CAE, the only active ICAEW Partner in Learning in Malaysia.


Since the inception of the ICAEW ACA programme at Sunway TES CAE in 2004, students from Sunway TES CAE have emerged with the highest marks in the ACA examinations globally, and have been awarded a total of 13 world prize and 3 overall Order of Merits.

To date, two of our students were awarded the 2nd and 5th placing in the professional Stage overall order of merit, placing them in the top 0.5 percent quartile of achievers in the ACA qualification worldwide.

High Pass Rate

Sunway TES CAE’s average pass rates for examinations are as follows:

  • Certificate level: 95%
  • Professional level: 85%
  • Advanced level: 75%

Note: The above pass rates varies from time to time.

The ACA Exam Structure

The ACA comprises three levels – the Certificate Level, Professional Level and Advanced Level.

Certificate Level

Certificate level papers introduce you to the core concepts underpinning accountancy.

Professional Level

Professional level papers is where you can demonstrate how you can develop and apply technical knowledge and skills.

Advanced Level

The Advanced Level is where the ACA demonstrates its world-leading quality. The modules will stretch you to adopt a multi-disciplinary approach and prove that you can use judgment as well as technical and analytical skills.

The Case Study, which is based on a Harvard Business School model, will test your professional skills in the context of a specific business issue and challenge you on multiple areas of the syllabus.

Ethics, technical work experience and initial professional development are integrated throughout both stages. This supports your business decision-making and puts your learning into context.


March and September


Certificate Level

The examination for Certificate Level papers are computer-based and will be held every 3 months

Professional Level

March, June, September, December

Advanced level

July and November


Most students qualify in 3 to 5 years

Program taught in:
  • English

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