Embrace IR4.0 as We Move Forward

At the ceremony to launch Taylor’s College's CAT and ACCA programmes, (from right) Taylor’s College campus director Josephine Tan, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran and Taylor’s College school of professional studies head Jason Lo.

Taylor’s College has launched its Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) programmes.

In a recent ceremony at Taylor’s Lakeside Campus in Selangor, Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran who was the guest of honour highlighted the importance of embracing Industry 4.0, saying that it is inevitable as Malaysia heads towards a more connected, automated and efficient society.

“From the Ministry’s standpoint, Malaysians should continue to be involved in efforts to be equipped with new skills, engage with the workforce to be ready, and march towards this change – individually and on a corporate level – so that Malaysians remain competitive on a global scale,” he said.

Taylor’s College campus director Josephine Tan said it was imperative that education institutions equip learners with quality education, including professional qualifications, and extensive skills that are in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0) so that they could meet employers’ requirements.

“The Malaysia Salary Guide 2019 by Kelly Services highlighted that a key challenge for employers will be hiring local talents who possess the right skills for the job.

“This, coupled with the advent of IR4.0, is why institutions of higher learning like Taylor’s College need to equip students with human-centred characteristics such as critical thinking, people management, emotional intelligence, negotiation, resilience, cognitive flexibility, life-long knowledge production among others.

“By putting more emphasis on human-centred characteristics, students will be able to better adapt to technological changes upon entry into the workforce,” she said.

Taylor’s College Lakeside Campus in Subang Jaya, Selangor.

In keeping with Taylor’s College’s commitment to provide a great learning experience for its students, the launch was followed by the first Taylor’s College Forum on Professional Qualification, with the topic Revolutionising the Role of Professional Accountants.

The panellists were Kulasegaran, Baker Tilly Malaysia managing partner of audit and assurance Datuk Lock Peng Kuan, BP Malaysia country head Ainol Roznain Yaacob and 6Biz founder and CEO Datuk Vimmy Yap.

Tan said the event was an example of how Taylor’s College aims to be a differentiating factor for students who enrol in its CAT and ACCA programmes.

“In addition to value-added initiatives such as this, we also will provide our students with the ability to learn according to their schedule. For our students who are busy professionals, we aim to support their learning journey as best as possible.

“Our ReWIND technology enables them to tune in to their lectures on-the-go. This technology can also be utilised by all students to revise for their examinations.

“Additionally, we have an award-winning campus that is equipped with facilities and amenities to support their learning experience.

“We have a proven track record of high achievements over the past 50 years, as we have engaged some of the best academics to provide all our students the education befitting them.

“To ensure that our CAT and ACCA students are able to further enhance their human-centred characteristics, we have updated one of our compulsory modules with Life Skills to ensure that our students’ critical thinking skills will stand them in good stead when they complete the programme,” said Tan.

By doing the two programmes at Taylor’s College, students will gain a comprehensive learning experience and get a headstart towards the future that they want, she added.



  • CAT is open for enrolment with three intakes in January, March and July.
  • Students are able to complete this qualification (9 papers) within 1 ½ years. The structured programme takes students’ development into account, allowing them the platform to acquire a strong foundation.
  • Upon completion of the CAT exams, one year of relevant practical experience and having completed the Foundation in Professionalism modules, students will be entitled to use  “CAT” in their designation.


  • ACCA is available twice a year with two intakes in January and June.
  • Students are able to complete this qualification with various paper selections within three years.
  • Students who apply for this are required to have either an Australian Matriculation, A Levels, UEC or any other equivalent qualification.

For more information on Taylor’s CAT and ACCA programmes, go to or ACCA at

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