MON Early CH & ES HB


Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood

  • Overview

  • 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.

    Key facts
    18 months
    March & September
    Career Opportunities
    Centre Director
    Childcare Educators
    Children's Publishing
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Policy development
    100% coursework-based Degree programme with no exams

Ranking & Accreditation

Member of the Group of Eight of Australia's leading Universities
  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    • 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.



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
  • Admission Criteria
    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
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
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      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      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

      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      *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. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.


      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.

      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.


      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.


      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      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.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • 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
MON_Andrina Rose

I truly believe that the programme has helped me to excel at my job by allowing me to apply what I have learnt during my course. It has also helped me identify solutions to the challenges I face at work.

Andrina Rose D/O Magalinggam 
Early Childhood Educator, Local Preschool 

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up) 
Monash University (2020) 

MON_Sharmaine Goh

Monash University was my top choice. Being an international school, it offers a diverse range of courses and served as a platform to develop my creativity, openness, courage, flexibility and cultural awareness. The University also covers the required skills related to the field and ensures that students gain practical experiences through mandatory fieldwork placements.

Sharmaine Goh Si Min 
Main Class Teacher, Seeds D’ Learning House 

Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up) 
Monash University (2020) 

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The programme is not accredited by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Graduates who wish to work in the local early childhood sector will need to submit an application to ECDA for Teacher Registration via a preschool. Approval by ECDA will be subjected to the applicant meeting the requirements for Teacher Registration.