In line with the Ministry of Education’s aims to scale up the structure of the early childhood education in successive waves, aligning the objective of universal preschool enrolment with an equal head start in education for all children, the Diploma in Early Childhood at UOW Malaysia KDU provides the platform to do so. We aim to provide professional and quality upgrading opportunities for existing preschool teachers and to students who understand the importance of helping to develop the young minds.

The program is about nurturing early childhood educators who are knowledgeable, ethical and professionally qualified in Early Childhood Education discipline in line with the industry requirements. It also teaches the students to solve early childhood education problems innovatively, creatively and ethically through a sustainable approach.


Career Opportunities

  • ECE (Early Childhood Education) Curriculum Developer
  • ECE Lecturer
  • Educational Toy Consultant
  • Kindergarten (Tadika) Teacher
  • Pre-school (Taska) Teacher
  • Pre-school / Kindergarten Owner
  • Pre-school / Kindergarten Principal
  • Private / International School Teacher (Pre-school Level)

Program information

Why Choose the Diploma in Early Childhood Education at UOW Malaysia KDU?

If you have a passion for working with children and envision a career in this field, this program will give you an excellent foundation. You will be equipped with the theoretical and practical aspects in the teaching of pre-school.

Furthermore, the UOW Malaysia KDU Diploma in Early Childhood Education program is created to develop early childhood education’ professionals who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills relevant in this field and who are thus able to contribute to the growth of early childhood education in Malaysia.

In the face of increased attention to early childhood professional development in the practice and policy communities, graduates are required to have a strong foundation in early childhood studies as well as exposed to other relevant fields of study in order to make them holistic learners. This makes you industry ready and sets you apart as a graduate.

By studying with UOW Malaysia KDU, you will gain more than just a degree. You will receive the real-life knowledge, experience and skills that employers are really looking for.

More than just an education, the University College also provides a comprehensive network to support your overall wellbeing.

Teaching the young minds require the right mindset, approach, methods, tools and skills in order to enhance their learning abilities. A solid foundation in the early years will shape the children’s pathway into primary, secondary and ultimately tertiary education. If you have the passion to mould the young minds and shape their future pathways, this program will provide you the excellent and solid foundation.

The UOW Malaysia KDU Diploma in Early Childhood program is created to develop knowledgeable, ethical and professionally qualified educators who are well equipped with the necessary set of skills and competencies relevant in this field and hence contributing to the overall growth of early childhood education in Malaysia.


Students may eligible to continue to Bachelor of Early Years in University of Wollongong Australia (UOW)


Multiple Experiences
Opportunities for rural and international professional experiences, to study overseas with UOW’s international exchange and study aboard partners, and to join international cultural immersion programs


Flexible Delivery
Students can study on-campus with weekly classes and in a flexible mode. Flexible mode means some lecture contents and other activities can be delivered via online. The flexible mode also allows students to access to regional campus facilities and student support services


Career Opportunities
Wide career options to choose from


Practicum will be arranged with major early childhood education providers in Malaysia


Job Opportunities
The demand for the early childhood education is a necessity, making jobs available for the qualified professionals

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  • Language and Literary in Early Childhood Education
  • Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
  • Science in Early Childhood Education
  • Planning and Development Early Childhood Education
  • ICT in Early Childhood Education
  • Principles of Teaching & Learning in Early Childhood Education
  • Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
  • Guidance in Early Childhood Education
  • Social Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Special Needs in Early Childhood Education
  • Assessment & Observation in Early Childhood Education
  • Playing as Early Childhood Education Pedagogy



  • Child Growth and Development
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Arts and Craft in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Education, Philosophy, Theory and Policy
  • Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  • Practicum 1: Childcare Centre
  • Practicum 2: Preschool / Kindergarten
  • Spiritual and Moral Studies for Young Children
  • Educator in Early Childhood Education
  • Organizing Early Childhood Centre
  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Educators
  • Family and Community Involvement in Early Childhood Education


  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2 (Malaysian Students)
  • Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi 1 (International Students)
  • Malaysia Culture and Life
  • Personal Development Planning
  • Co-Curricular Activities and Community


Intake dates


January June September


Academic Qualification

SPM / GCE O Level :
Min. 3 Credits in any subject


Min. 3 Credits (3Bs)


GCE A Levels / STPM :
Min. Grade C (GPA2.0) in any subject


A pass in SKM level 3 in Early Child Care/Preschool and pass SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in any subject; A Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or its equivalent; A Certificate in any field or its equivalent

English Requirement

Local Student:
Pass (SPM / 1119 / UEC / Student O Levels Examination) / Min. score of Band 4 in MUET


International Student:
Band 5 in IELTS; or a min score of 34 (IBT) or 410 (PBT) in TOEFL; or score 36 and above for Pearson English Test



*If English language requirements are not fulfilled, additional English module(s) may be taken at UOW Malaysia KDU.