- Diploma in Early Childhood Education (28 months, accredited by the Malaysian Qualification Agency) – entry requirements: SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) with a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and 3 credits preferably in academic subjects.
In the first year trainees live at the VTOC teach in private kindergartens in the mornings for practical experience, and attend classes conducted by DIKA College in the afternoons, at the VTOC. Salaries paid by the kindergartens are used to defray costs for tuition by DIKA College and transport for the trainees to and from work.
In the second year trainees are independent of the VTOC, but continue to work in Kindergartens using their salaries to support themselves, and pay to attend weekend classes at DIKA College.
In a society in which the education of young children is recognized as being the foundation of their future learning, the career opportunities in this field now demands a sound understanding of the learning needs of young children.
Together, with a strong partnership with Kolej Dika, the specialist in Early Childhood Education, the course prepares a trainee to enter a profession as a practitioner in early years education.