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Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Monash University

Course Introduction

About the Programme
The Monash Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood is a highly respected qualification designed for educators who are passionate about working with young children in preschool, childcare centre or kindergarten. It also provides an excellent headstart for current educators who hold a Diploma in child’s services, early childhood care and education or equivalent, looking to upgrade themselves.
Upon completion of the programme, you will be qualified as a skilled and effective early childhood education professional with in-depth knowledge in children’s creative, physical, personal, intellectual development and social capabilities. This programme will enhance your professional capacity and deepen your understanding of the complex field of education, providing a pathway for research and further learning.

Graduation & Degree Awarded
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood from Monash University, Australia.
The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

 

Curriculum Overview

INTAKES
There are 2 intakes per year.
Commencement
  • March
  • September
    Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedules.
Minimum Class Size
  • 20 students
    Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Area of Studies

Year 2 Modules
  • Contemporary Child Development Theories and Practices
  • Foundational Overview to Early Childhood Education
  • Health and Physical Wellbeing in the Young Child
  • Learning with Children, Families, Communities and Society
All students are required to undertake one fieldwork placement module.
  • Early Childhood Professional Experience
Click here for module descriptions.
Final Year Modules
  • Art, Community and Environment
  • Change and Transition in Children’s Education
  • Children’s Literature, Storytelling and the Arts
  • Early Childhood Leadership and Professional Identity
  • Inclusivity and Children with Disabilities
  • Investigating Our World: Science, Technology, Environment and Mathematics
  • Learning about Patterns, Shapes and Numbers Through Play
  • Young Children’s Literacy Development
All students are required to undertake two fieldwork placement modules.
  • Early Years Professional Experience 3A
  • Early Years Professional Experience 3B

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements
Year 2 entry requirement:
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education-Teaching (DECCE-T); OR
  • Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent)
  • Other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Advanced standing entry to final year applicable with the following qualification:
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education-Teaching (DECCE-T) AND Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education-Leadership (DECCE-L); OR
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education-Teaching (DECCE-T) AND Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (or equivalent)
  • Other equivalent qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
English Language Requirements
  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; OR
  • Applicants are required to meet the University's English language requirement. Please refer to https://www.monash.edu/admissions/entry-requirements/english-language
    In all cases, the final admissions decision to the programme rests with the University

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fee
The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
S$25,345.99 payable in 4 instalments 
(Advanced Standing Entry to Final Year)
S$38,018.98 payable in 6 instalments 
(Year 2 Entry)
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*
 
Non-Refundable Application Fee
​S$239.80​
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
 
Student Development Fee
​S$283.40* ​
Fee inclusive of 9% GST (applicable on or after 1 January 2024)
*Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.
The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services.
 
GST
All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.
 
Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

Study Mode & Duration

Duration
  • Students may complete the programme in a minimum of 18 months.
Maximum allowed candidature period
Year 2 Entry
  • 72 months
Year 3 Entry
  • 48 months
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