TAS Academy is an acronym for Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah Oil & Gas Academy. The academy was established on a smart collaboration between UMS Link Holdings Sdn. Bhd. (UMSLink) and Silver Kris Sdn. Bhd. (SK) with a shareholding composition of 51 percent UMSLink and 49 percent Silver Kris. UMSLink - Silver Kris is honoured and privileged to be granted by His Excellency Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Ahmadshah Bin Abdullah the consent to name the Academy after His Excellency's name. UMSLink is wholly owned by the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) was entrusted to endeavour in commercialization and business collaboration for the university. Silver Kris is a private organization that focuses on oil and gas business activities.

The first milestone of the smart partnership was formalized through the signing of the joint venture agreement between the two parties on 17 July 2008. Subsequently, the first joint committee meeting was held on 20 July 2008 to deliberate the direction of the TAS Academy. 16 August 2008 marks the most historic and significant occasion for TAS Academy, with Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Ahmadshah Bin Abdullah to graciously launched the Academy.

TAS Academy aims to provide solution to the employers to develop quality skilled and trained employees in the oil and gas industry. The academic and physical support from the School of Engineering and Information Technology of UMS shall continue to compliment the Academy confidence to specialize in the field of oil and gas.

The academy aspires to be a significant oil and gas training provider through prestige, quality training and development programmes, and excellent scholars that matches the industry requirements.


To become a premier academy for the skill and knowledge advancement through highly specialised programmes and research to meet the aspiration of oil and gas industry.


Committed to be a global market provider through the development of high quality and specialised oil and gas training programmes.


  • To maintain a level of earning which supports our growth and expansion focus, while sustaining confidence from oil and gas majors around the globe.
  • To enhance employability opportunities for science and technical human capital.
  • To provide integrated oil and gas training programmes those align with the industry requirements.
  • To promote research in the area of human capital development and support services for oil and gas industry.
  • To anticipate and to fulfill our customers' needs in acquiring a high level of quality human capital, through our training programmes.
  • To provide a rewarding and challenging career in the oil and gas industries.


TAS Academy is offering the following Business and Technical Education Council (BTEC) operation technician programmes:

  • Level 1
    • Foundation Certificate in Oil and Gas
  • Level 2
    • Intermediate Certificate in Electrical Engineering
    • Intermediate Certificate in Instrument Engineering Technician
    • Intermediate Certificate in Mechanical Operation Technician
    • Intermediate Certificate in Oil and Gas Production Operation Technician
  • Level 3
    • Advance Diploma in Electrical Engineering Technician
    • Advance Diploma in Instrument Engineering Technician
    • Advance Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technician
    • Advance Diploma in Oil and Gas production Engineering Technician




TAS Academy is committed to embark on other integrated training courses to fully compliment the oil and gas majors which include the followings:

  • Basic Offshore Safety Introduction and Emergency
  • Basic Emergency First Aid
  • Safe Chemicals Handling
  • Deep Water Operation Technician Training
  • Oil and Gas Induction Course
  • Introduction to HSE Management System
  • Operation and Maintenance Course
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Wellhead Specialist Operator Course
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Operator Course
  • Project Management Course
  • Contractor Management Course



The admission criteria to enroll into each level of the programme are as follows:

  • Level 1 - STPM or equivalent, Matriculation, A-Level and Foundation in Engineering
  • Level 2 - Competent Level 1
  • Level 3 - Competent Level 2


Tun Ahmadshah Abdullah Oil & Gas Academy

c/o UMS Link Center for Professional Development
Level 6, North Block
Chancellory Building
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
88999 Kota Kinabalu

Tel : +6088-32000 ext 1361
Fax : +6088-320237