Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Monash University

Course introduction


Monash is a member of the Group of Eight, an alliance of 8 leading Australian universities. Group of Eight universities produce graduates who find full-time employment sooner, begin on higher salaries, and are morelikely to move onto postgraduate studies than graduates from other Australian universities. Monash takes its reputation seriously and has achieved an enviable national and international reputation for research and teaching experience.

But while rankings are important, Monash cares as much about your individual experience as they do about their position on the blobal scale. Leaders from he world’s most successful companies consistantly rate Monash as a preferred university from which to hire gradutes. Global Employability Rankings, 2011 – 2014, New York Times.

The specialisation in Early Childhood prepares you to become an early childhood educator in childcare, kindergarten and preschool settings. This option is specifically designed for people who hold a Diploma of Children's Services/Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education or equivalent. You will learn how to help children develop their creative, physical, personal, intellectual and social capabilities. You will develop your understanding on literacy, play based learning, numeracy, health, science, the arts, technology and environment and sustainability. You will develop your professional capacity through practical teaching experience and research studies. This experience increases your understanding of the complex field of education, and may provide a pathway for research and further learning.

Our graduates become leaders in teaching practice, public debate, policy development and community action across the world.

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Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

This degree programme consists 16 units and 4 practicum fieldworks, student may complete the program in approximately 2 academic years:

Year 2 Units

 Contemporary Child Development Theories and Practices
 Learning Through Play Pedagogies
 Curriculum Assessment and Documentation in Education
 Learning with Children, Their Families and Communities
 Learning about Patterns, Shapes and Numbers Through Play
 Health and Physical Wellbeing in The Young Child
 Children and Childhood Across Time: Policies and Practices
 Diversity in Child Development
 Early years Professional Experience 2A
 Early years Professional Experience 2B

Year 3 Units
 Local and Global Perspectives in Education Policy
 Children’s Literature, Storytelling and The Arts
 Professionalism, Ethics and Interdisciplinary Work in Education
 Art, Environment and Community
 Change and Transition in Children’s Education
 Children’s Literacy Development
 Investigating Our World: Science, Technology and the Environment
 Leadership and Management in Education Contexts
 Early years Professional Experience 3A
 Early years Professional Experience 3B

* Fieldwork placements are required in early childhood settings.

Entry Requirements

All students entering the programme will do so with advanced standing.

Year 3 Entry (12 months)

To be eligible for the admission, students must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • A Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Leadership/(DECCE-L) or equivalent
  • Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education

Year 2 Entry (24 months)

To be eligible for the admission, students must hold one of the following qualifications:
  • A graded Diploma of Children’s Services (or equivalent) awarded by an Australia registered training organization (i.e. TAFE or private provider).
  • A Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching/(DECCE-T) or equivalent
Other qualifications not listed above will be assessed by Monash University on a case-to-case basis.

All applications are subjected to approval by Monash University.

Fees & Funding

Year 3 Entry

  • SGD $21,322.96 payable in 4 installments for a period of 12 months

Year 2 Entry
  • SGD $42,645.92 payable in 8 installments for a period of 24 months
  • Receive $300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.
Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application fee: SGD 181.90
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant.