3+0 Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)
in collaboration with NZTC in New Zealand

(N/143/6/0145/MQA PA9035/01/23)

Programme Module

The ever-growing need for early childhood education calls for more educators to be well-trained in the science of the profession and the art of providing effective governance in the field. A bachelor’s degree prepares students to take on leadership and management roles that will pave the way for advancement opportunities in the field of early childhood education.

Qualification recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)

Core modules provided, reviewed and graded by NZTC supported by Dika’s faculty

Lectures delivered via NZTC Online with tutorials held on weekdays, weeknights or weekends


Students with a higher level of interest in early childhood education especially those who aim to specialize in this ever-growing industry or to pursue in a deeper understanding of the early childhood education world can further their studies by taking the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) upon the completion of their diploma (in a related field) here in Dika College. Whether you are pursuing a better pay grade, or the next stepping stone before Masters and then a PhD, or perhaps you are just interested to know more, this degree programme explores more in-depth pedagogical theories, techniques, and the developmental journey of children.


The 3+0 Bachelor of Education degree offered in Malaysia is a collaboration between Dika College and New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), which aims to provide students with an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience teaching trends at an international level. It is important to note that New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has rated NZTC as a Category One education provider which is of the highest ranking in their External Evaluation Reviews (EER) report*. This internationally-recognised degree programme is available at Dika College now.


Benefits of Pursuing a Bachelor of Education Degree

  • Better pay

It does sound materialistic at face-value, however, the fact of the matter is, degree holders do get better pay than those holding certificates or diplomas. Graduates can be expected to get better opportunities as holding a Bachelor of Education certificate, especially coupled with working experience, can “trampoline” you to a better position in a workplace.


  • Sufficient groundwork to pursue further

Graduates who are keen to be lecturers or experts in this industry would surely need to pursue further, which means, they need to complete their Masters and even Ph.D., before they can even be recognized as an expert. When you complete your studies in Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), you have more knowledge, more experience and more familiarity with the expectation of the industry. Completing a Masters is not easy, hence, you need the right framework and mindset to even begin to attempt to do Masters. And doing a degree in Education will give you just that.


  • The industry is sustainable

You don’t want to pursue a course that will be obsolete in the next 10 years’ time (re: Philosophy degree). It is very important to study something that is ever changing, growing, and a necessity for the public at large. This will make your specialization always in-demand. Education is one of those courses, and the world of children is still a mystery for many experts where there are certain areas that even the best scientists have yet to discover. So, you can be assured a Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) will not go to waste.


Find out more about this degree by NZTC here.


Recognised by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), students can choose to pursue the Bachelor of Education degree either in Malaysia or in New Zealand. Upon completion of the full Bachelor of Education degree in Malaysia, graduates will be awarded the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) by NZTC. For those who wish to pursue a full degree in New Zealand, you may find more information about this degree here.

About NZTC

The New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) was founded in 1982, and since its inception has been providing comprehensive and professional programmes focused on education and early childhood education. NZTC has also played a pivotal role in gaining recognition for the profession of early childhood teaching in New Zealand; and it continues to lead the way in the provision of high-quality early childhood education programmes.


More information about NZTC here.

Class Structure

  • Blended Learning
  • Online learning from NZTC
  • Face-to-Face classes from Dika
  • Coursework and Final Assessment


  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September

Entry Requirements

  • Dika College’s Diploma – Pass Diploma in Early Childhood Education or Diploma in Special Education (Early Years), or
  • Other Institutions’ Diplomas – Eligibility is subject to the approval of NZTC




  • English Requirement – IELTS minimum 6.0

Career Path

This Degree programme can assist you in the following careers:

  • Author of Children’s Books
  • Au Pair
  • Art Instructor
  • Children’s Television Broadcaster
  • Curriculum Developer / Trainer
  • Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Lecturer
  • Nutritionist
  • Parenting Coach
  • Product Developer
  • Experimental Coach
  • Event Manager
  • Educator / Instructor
  • Children Entertainer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher / Principal

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