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Sunway-TES, a subsidiary of Sunway Education Group, Malaysia, was established in 1994 to provide professional accounting and financial qualifications such as CAT and ACCA Qualification, which are recognized internationally. In recognition of its consistently high results as an ACCA tuition provider, Sunway-TES was awarded the Premier Plus Status by ACCA in 2003, the first-ever award in the world outside of the European Union. This achievement was subsequently improved further when Sunway-TES became one of the first institutions in Malaysia to be awarded the Approved Learning Partner -Platinum Status in 2007.

Sunway-TES is the preferred choice for ACCA qualifications in the Asia Pacific Region. The rationale is presented from the perspective of factors contributing to the success story of Sunway-TES.

The 'Train the Trainers Programme', was conducted by Sunway-TES in Shanghai and Beijing in August 2006, July 2007, October 2009 and November 2010 respectively, with a total of 250 trainers from various institutions in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Zhejiang, Xiamen, Shenyang, Shandong and Tianjin attended the programme as a result of an invitation from ACCA, Shanghai. The efforts of the trainers were appreciated and the trainees commended the programme as interesting, motivational and relevant. The training effort was a stepping stone to greater involvement with the accountancy profession in China itself.

In addition, in October 2006 and May 2007, Sunway-TES, in a joint collaboration with ACCA Shanghai again, conducted the ACCA Revision Seminar for the Core/Final Papers (Papers 3.5, 3.6 and 3.7). Students from various provinces in China attended the Revision Courses and found the interaction to be challenging and meaningful.

With the remarkable success of Train-the-Trainers Conference and Joint Revision Seminar, also the demand of higher quality of teaching on ACCA programme.

The first off-shore centre, Shanghai Sunway Financial Training Co. Ltd. (SSFT) was established by Sunway-TES in the new district of Pudong, Shanghai in February 2008, SSFT was riding on the successful of 'Train-the-Trainers Conference' and “Joint Revision Seminar’ which overwhelmed by ACCA trainers and students in many districts of China.

This establishment of the first institution abroad by Sunway-TES marks its continuous efforts to provide world-class tuition to aspiring accountants, and business and financial leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Students of Shanghai Sunway Financial Training Co. Ltd. have experienced the highest quality of teaching and learning, like their peers in Malaysia, as the Company brings in the same team of qualified, experienced and committed lecturers who are producers of world prize-winners and high achievers.

In May 2008, Shanghai Sunway Financial Training Co. Ltd. was awarded the 'Gold Status' by ACCA, UK. SSFT also received the ICAEW Partner in Learning recognition by ICAEW, UK.