Monash University

Monash is one for Australia’s largest and most dynamic universities. It is ranked among the World’s Top 100 universities (QS World University Ranking & Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016 – 2017) and has a worldwide reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Its graduates are widely sought after by employers internationally for their academic abilities and their reputations as independent learners, innovators and leaders.

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  • Ranked 1st in Australia for the subject of Education4
  • Ranked 12th in the World for the subject of Education4
  • Ranked 4th in Australia for Graduate Employability5
  • Top 15 Best Universities in the Asia Pacific Region6
  • Top 35 in the World for the subject of Social Sciences and Management7
  • Top 35 Most International University in the World8
  • Ranked 73rd in the World9
  • Top 45 in the World for the subject of Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health10
  • A member of the Group of Eight of Australia’s leading Universities11
  • Monash University is in the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) list of acceptable institutions (applicable to foreign student applying for training employment pass)12
  • Ranked 59th Worldwide for Graduate Employability13
Testimonials
Chai Jia Xuan Winnie
Chai Jia Xuan Winnie
Core Teacher, Early Childhood
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)
"I gained relevant practical skills applicable to my role as an early childhood educator. My professional development has been enhanced, thanks to the Monash University Bachelor’s Degree programme in Early Childhood. Intending to progress my car..." Read More

Chai Jia Xuan Winnie

Core Teacher, Early Childhood

Chai Jia Xuan Winnie

Core Teacher, Early Childhood

Programme taken: Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)

I gained relevant practical skills applicable to my role as an early childhood educator. My professional development has been enhanced, thanks to the Monash University Bachelor’s Degree programme in Early Childhood.

Intending to progress my career, I chose this programme for its duration and flexible scheduling, as well as the renowned reputation of Monash University for early childhood education. I have also come to appreciate the value of its learning, and the relatable modules were very useful for my work. In particular, the literacy, arts and interdisciplinary modules has further deepened my professional knowledge in working with children and their families.

The quality of the learning was no doubt bolstered by the great lecturers who made efforts to engage us in lessons and provide a welcoming and informative learning environment. The campus location was convenient too, as Kaplan is ideally located in the city.

Chan Su Xuan
Chan Su Xuan
Principal, Sunflower Tinkleland Pte Ltd
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)
"Upon completion of my Advanced Diploma, I aspired to continue learning and upgrading my skills to advance my career. Hence, I made my choice to pursue a Monash University Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Degree. With this internationally-r..." Read More

Chan Su Xuan

Principal, Sunflower Tinkleland Pte Ltd

Chan Su Xuan

Principal, Sunflower Tinkleland Pte Ltd

Programme taken: Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)

Upon completion of my Advanced Diploma, I aspired to continue learning and upgrading my skills to advance my career. Hence, I made my choice to pursue a Monash University Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood Degree. With this internationally-recognised qualification, it is especially advantageous in my industry for career development.

While I was previously enrolled in another university, the convenient location of Monash University at Kaplan and its flexible programme study schedules convinced me to enrol for its programme instead. These factors allowed me to spend time with my family and focus on my job while studying simultaneously.

The new thought processes and perspectives imparted to me by the lecturers helped to enhance my critical and creative thinking. In fact, I was promoted to the position of Principal of my school during my studies.

For these reasons, I would gladly recommend Monash University to others.

Cynthia Hardjakusumah
Cynthia Hardjakusumah
Co-Principal, Busy Bees International Preschool
Master of Leadership in Organisational Learning
"At 60 years old and having worked as an educator for over 30 years, I wanted to upgrade my skills. I knew it would be quite challenging to do so, but with support from my colleagues and my own self-determination, I took action to learn and better ..." Read More

Cynthia Hardjakusumah

Co-Principal, Busy Bees International Preschool

Cynthia Hardjakusumah

Co-Principal, Busy Bees International Preschool

Programme taken: Master of Leadership in Organisational Learning

At 60 years old and having worked as an educator for over 30 years, I wanted to upgrade my skills. I knew it would be quite challenging to do so, but with support from my colleagues and my own self-determination, I took action to learn and better myself towards becoming a good leader.

I chose to study the Master of Leadership in Organisational Learning with the renowned Monash University, to enhance my leadership skills in the education field, and especially to assist me in my role as a Co-Principal.

As I am also working full-time, the flexible study schedule allowed me to study simultaneously. In addition, with the programme exclusively taught by fly-in Monash faculty from Australia, I feel that I have gained so much relevant knowledge for my career, especially from the Inner Leadership and the Leadership Challenge modules.

Grace Cheah
Grace Cheah
School Counsellor, Premier All-Girls Secondary School in Singapore
Master of Counselling
"The programme not only kept me abreast of the latest research and developments in my field, it elevated my self-awareness, allowing me to identify my work preferences, and guided me towards my next career of choice. The lecturers flew into Sing..." Read More

Grace Cheah

School Counsellor, Premier All-Girls Secondary School in Singapore

Grace Cheah

School Counsellor, Premier All-Girls Secondary School in Singapore

Programme taken: Master of Counselling

The programme not only kept me abreast of the latest research and developments in my field, it elevated my self-awareness, allowing me to identify my work preferences, and guided me towards my next career of choice.

The lecturers flew into Singapore to teach every 3 months and they were nothing short of brilliant and engaging, ensuring that every lesson was enjoyable, relatable and practical. Even when they were not in Singapore, it was easy to keep in constant contact via Moodle.

Looking back, I’m glad I decided to study with Monash not only because of their rankings, study schedule or the fact that it is an assignment-based programme, I appreciate the many resources they provided and the good learning pace for working adults. I am also grateful to my friend for recommending this programme to me.

Jonathan Lee
Jonathan Lee
Assistant Solutions Director, Regional Education Solutions Provider
Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy
"During my research for a suitable programme, I was torn between doing an MBA or the Masters in Education. I was keen to pick up a programme that would further my career in my industry of passion. The Masters of Education ticked most of my criteria..." Read More

Jonathan Lee

Assistant Solutions Director, Regional Education Solutions Provider

Jonathan Lee

Assistant Solutions Director, Regional Education Solutions Provider

Programme taken: Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy

During my research for a suitable programme, I was torn between doing an MBA or the Masters in Education. I was keen to pick up a programme that would further my career in my industry of passion. The Masters of Education ticked most of my criteria. It allowed me to study on topics that were directly related to my line of work and gave me balance between research work and real-world application of that research.

The programme not only enhanced my credibility as an educator and learning specialist, but also deepened my insights into educational decision-making processes that my clients employ. This, in turn, has helped me greatly in my current role as an Assistant Solutions Director for a Regional Education Solutions Provider, where I work closely with senior managers and C-Suite level decision makers in higher educational and professional education institutes regionally.

J. Indrani
J. Indrani
Centre Principal, Sunflower Preschool
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)
"I was a Centre Principal before deciding to study for a Bachelor’s Degree, and chose this programme to expand my knowledge to the wider aspects of Early Childhood Education. I selected Monash University because it was in the World’s Top 100 univer..." Read More

J. Indrani

Centre Principal, Sunflower Preschool

J. Indrani

Centre Principal, Sunflower Preschool

Programme taken: Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)

I was a Centre Principal before deciding to study for a Bachelor’s Degree, and chose this programme to expand my knowledge to the wider aspects of Early Childhood Education. I selected Monash University because it was in the World’s Top 100 universities. The class schedules were also flexible and suited working adults like myself.

Apart from focusing on a child’s academic learning, this programme has equipped me with skills and knowledge on incorporating other aspects such as ‘Art’ and ‘Music’ into a child’s education. This is critical for Educators as it is in line with the latest Childhood Education trends that include providing children with ‘play-based’ learning opportunities. The Singapore Government has also introduced various strategies for Early Childhood Educators to be given more recognition and more parents will be able to understand the importance of an educator’s role in shaping their child’s future by building a strong foundation.

Programmes Offered

Business & Management

Master of Leadership in Organisational Learning
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time

Education & Social Sciences

Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Early Years Education (Top-up) (Teach-out)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood (Top-up)
Level: Bachelor's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Graduate Certificate of Education Studies
Level: Graduate Certification Study Mode: Part-time
Master of Counselling
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Master of Education
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time
Master of Education in Early Childhood Education
Level: Master's Degree Study Mode: Part-time