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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course overview

Qualification Diploma
Study mode Full-time
Duration 28 months
Intakes January, May, August
Tuition (Local students) $ 5,940
Tuition (Foreign students) $ 10,811


The Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE) qualifies and certifies the Educator-Carer and gives them the necessary personal and professional identity when working with children, families and community. The DECE programme provides:

  • A balanced preparation for work in any early childhood setting as a result of the 8-week workplace practicum and empirical-based course and fieldwork.
  • Strong social and psychological understanding of the child
  • Training to facilitates the successful development of the Educator-Carer.
  • Promotes the creativity and talents of Educator-Carers across Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings and scenarios, such as in arts, music, drama and constructions.





$ 5,940
Local students
$ 10,811
Foreign students

Estimated cost as reported by the Institution.


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Entry Requirements

  • SPM or SPMV with a minimum of 3 credits (including the English language or its equivalent) and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level
  • GCE O-Levels with 3 credits (including English language)
  • Other equivalent qualification approved/accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency


YEAR 1: Context of Early Childhood Education Settings
Semester 1

  • Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings
  • Social-Psychology of Child Studies
  • ICT and Multimedia
  • Observation Study of Early Childhood Settings or
  • Current National Campaign in Early Childhood Settings
  • ahasa Kebangsaan A/B

Semester 2

  • The Educators' English Language
  • Language Arts in Early Childhood
  • Pengajian Malaysia

Semester 3

  • Visual Arts Program or
  • Music Education Program
  • Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood
  • Social Studies and Environment in Early Childhood
  • English Language Across the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Pengajian Islam or Moral

YEAR 2: Context of Early Childhood Education
Semester 1

  • Health and Nutrition or
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Early Childhood Education: Review and Reflection
  • Observations and Assessment of Young Children
  • Development of Malaysian Education
  • Leadership Skills

Semester 2

  • Children and Play
  • The Developing Child or
  • The Developing Reader
  • Social and Business Communication

Semester 3 

  • Play and Learning or
  • Play and Cooperative Learning
  • Child Development
  • Psychology of Education
  • Sociology of Education

Semester 1

  • The Eight Weeks Teaching Practice and Childcare Practictum

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