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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Education component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Education
Campus(es)Peninsula, Singapore


  • Students with a recognised degree or equivalent diploma may apply to undertake 3201 Graduate Diploma of Education (Early Childhood). The off-campus study option for the Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies is only available in Singapore through the Faculty of Education's offshore partner APMI-KAPLAN.


The earliest years of a child's education are critical. Studies in early childhood allow students to gain a deeper understanding of child development, learn theories and early childhood pedagogy; build understanding of early childhood curriculum development; critically reflect on current issues in early childhood education, family studies, and research and gain an appreciation for the culturally diverse situations of early childhood settings.

Studies in early childhood include professional placements where students gain appropriate supervised early childhood education experience.

Depending on the course completed, students can go on to work in pre-schools, child-care centres and primary schools or engage in employment in other children's services and specialist early childhood settings.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Relevant Courses