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starz92
post Jan 16 2010, 09:03 PM, updated 10y ago

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I am now waiting for my spm result and plan to go for ACCA in the future but i am confused whether to take CAT course then ACCA or a diploma then ACCA.Can someone help me out? thanks in advance smile.gif
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post Jan 16 2010, 10:06 PM

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cry.gif I'm in the same dilemma with u!But I guess I going for CAT,then degree,then only ACCA.I know the route is longer compare to CAT then ACCA,but I think much safer.ACCA easy to FAIL!
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post Jan 16 2010, 10:12 PM

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QUOTE(Desirex3 @ Jan 16 2010, 10:06 PM)
cry.gif I'm in the same dilemma with u!But I guess I going for CAT,then degree,then only ACCA.I know the route is longer compare to CAT then ACCA,but I think much safer.ACCA easy to FAIL!
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true.how long will the degree takes?

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post Jan 17 2010, 02:18 AM

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to me this is what i think:

taking cat and start acca is da fastest route to get ya professional accounting in commerce.. however this route is super tough... depends how u cope with it...

to take much easier route, uk degree in commerce will lead u most of the exemptions in acca papers... to take degree, just go through foundation/matriculation/diploma/alvl or even stpm....

but if money is a concern, i can recommend u goin tarc, their diploma n advance in acc 2yrs each comepare to most col 2.5yrs in diploma in commerce... tarc's advance in acc will get u lots of exemptions in acca papers, all u nid is to get a degree or straight to acca after the advance...
from advance to degree u most probably get exempted from year1 n 2, so u nid to complete yr3 degree... but this exemption depends on subs n uni.
i'm not advertising for tarc, but is the same paper u get exemptions from acca papers instead of entering private colleges with quite some high expenses in tuition fees especially in degree.

let see here:
diploma + advance =4yrs...
foundation/matriculation + degree = 4yrs

if money is not the issue, i suggest u go for aus degree in commerce which link u to CPA after u graduate uni. getting cpa is much easier than acca... thats my perception though...

anyway, all the best to ya career~
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post Jan 17 2010, 02:53 AM

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go for acca and work it out haha .
fastest route anyway to working life , if u pass all and grad faster than normal 4 yrs for degree , hehe .

and acca is cheaper than most degree ,exclude tarc's advance diploma .
most degree in accounting offers exemption and only requires u to take the last 5 papers of acca .

btw , u can get more info in the acca thread (v5 already), go search there as many ppl have asked the same question .
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post Jan 17 2010, 10:39 AM

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QUOTE(mivec3gs @ Jan 17 2010, 02:18 AM)
to me this is what i think:

taking cat and start acca is da fastest route to get ya professional accounting in commerce.. however this route is super tough... depends how u cope with it...

to take much easier route, uk degree in commerce will lead u most of the exemptions in acca papers... to take degree, just go through foundation/matriculation/diploma/alvl or even stpm....

but if money is a concern, i can recommend u goin tarc, their diploma n advance in acc 2yrs each comepare to most col 2.5yrs in diploma in commerce... tarc's advance in acc will get u lots of exemptions in acca papers, all u nid is to get a degree or straight to acca after the advance...
from advance to degree u most probably get exempted from year1 n 2, so u nid to complete yr3 degree... but this exemption depends on subs n uni.
i'm not advertising for tarc, but is the same paper u get exemptions from acca papers instead of entering private colleges with quite some high expenses in tuition fees especially in degree.

let see here:
diploma + advance =4yrs...
foundation/matriculation + degree = 4yrs

if money is not the issue, i suggest u go for aus degree in commerce which link u to CPA after u graduate uni. getting cpa is much easier than acca... thats my perception though...

anyway, all the best to ya career~
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diploma+advance 4 years havent include acca right?

thanks for the comment
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post Jan 17 2010, 12:02 PM

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Yeah, 5 years total. You get exempted 9 papers for ACCA.
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post Jan 17 2010, 12:28 PM

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QUOTE(r i k h a i @ Jan 17 2010, 12:02 PM)
Yeah, 5 years total. You get exempted 9 papers for ACCA.
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so extra 1 year compared to the cat~acca route right?
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post Jan 17 2010, 01:34 PM

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cat~acca route is only 3 years IF one passes all papers that is haha
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post Jan 17 2010, 05:21 PM

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QUOTE(Xesgod @ Jan 17 2010, 01:34 PM)
cat~acca route is only 3 years IF one passes all papers that is haha
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is it possible? what are the chances of graduating as ACCA in three year time?
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post Jan 17 2010, 09:33 PM

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QUOTE(starz92 @ Jan 17 2010, 05:21 PM)
is it possible? what are the chances of graduating as ACCA in three year time?
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oh this is sooooooo subjective .
Do you think you are good in studies? If you think you are ,then high chance lo , since you are confident haha.
But if average ppl , lecturers always say that hardwork can bring you through , but maybe there a few bumps.


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post Jan 17 2010, 10:31 PM

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QUOTE(pcm123 @ Jan 17 2010, 09:33 PM)
oh this is sooooooo subjective .
Do you think you are good in studies? If you think you are ,then high chance lo , since you are confident haha.
But if average ppl , lecturers always say that hardwork can bring you through , but maybe there a few bumps.
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haha thanks.what is the average time normally people need to complete ACCA? (CAT route)
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post Jan 17 2010, 11:23 PM

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according to " plan " or u call " average time " - 3 yrs ( which i dun think many can achieve , since pass rates normally are below 50% ,u can check acca website)
let me explain .
1 sem = 6 months
I hope I m not outdated ..

CAT - 1 sem 5 papers (t1-t5) , 1 sem 4 papers(t6,t7,t8,t9/t10) = 1 year CAT DONE , if u pass all .

ACCA - 1 sem 3 papers (F4 F5 F6) , then F7 F8 F9 , then P1 P2 P3 , then 2 papers out of 4 papers (P4 P5 P6 P7).

so = 4 sems = 2 yrs.

hence u get CAT ( 1 year ) + ACCA ( 2 years ) = 3 years as PLANNED , yes if u pass all.

get ?


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post Jan 18 2010, 12:18 AM

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QUOTE(pcm123 @ Jan 17 2010, 11:23 PM)
according to " plan " or u call " average time " - 3 yrs ( which i dun think many can achieve , since pass rates normally are below 50% ,u can check acca website)
let me explain .
1 sem = 6 months
I hope I m not outdated ..

CAT - 1 sem 5 papers (t1-t5) , 1 sem 4 papers(t6,t7,t8,t9/t10) = 1 year CAT DONE , if u pass all .

ACCA - 1 sem 3 papers (F4 F5 F6) , then F7 F8 F9 , then P1 P2 P3 , then 2 papers out of 4 papers (P4 P5 P6 P7).

so = 4 sems = 2 yrs.

hence u get CAT ( 1 year ) + ACCA ( 2 years ) = 3 years as PLANNED , yes if u pass all.

get ?
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so what about the route of getting degree then go for ACCA?
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post Jan 18 2010, 10:15 AM

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oh that 1 i m not sure ,
but its smth like

after completion of degree , u have to go for these acca papers
P1 P2 P3 , then 2 out of 4 ( P4 P5 P6 P7).

so the F1-F9 are exempted , but this is according to your degree.
u can check acca website to see which degree offers exemption
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post Jan 18 2010, 10:29 AM

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QUOTE(pcm123 @ Jan 17 2010, 11:23 PM)
according to " plan " or u call " average time " - 3 yrs ( which i dun think many can achieve , since pass rates normally are below 50% ,u can check acca website)
let me explain .
1 sem = 6 months
I hope I m not outdated ..

CAT - 1 sem 5 papers (t1-t5) , 1 sem 4 papers(t6,t7,t8,t9/t10) = 1 year CAT DONE , if u pass all .

ACCA - 1 sem 3 papers (F4 F5 F6) , then F7 F8 F9 , then P1 P2 P3 , then 2 papers out of 4 papers (P4 P5 P6 P7).

so = 4 sems = 2 yrs.

hence u get CAT ( 1 year ) + ACCA ( 2 years ) = 3 years as PLANNED , yes if u pass all.

get ?
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thanks alot
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post Apr 10 2010, 02:33 PM

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the last five papers are the 'hard part of ACCA' the part where many people fail, you still have to face the toughest part of ACCA even if you took the degree path without ACCA fundamentals

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