Diploma in Pre-School Education (MQA/FA0612)



This 3-year program is structured for those who are interested in the children’s services sector or those who are already working in the field and responsible for planning, implementing and managing programs in early childhood services.

Students learn how to work effectively with young children as well as parents, plan safe and high quality learning environment, organize child development activities as well as observing and assessing children’s growth and development and carry out supervisory and administrative functions to provide the best products and services in early childhood settings.   Students will be equipped with necessary skills to plan, implement and manage programs in accordance with relevant legislation, standards and duty of care requirements. The program also includes industrial training with established early childcare and education organizations for greater exposure.

This Diploma program in GIS is recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) and is accredited by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA).


Entry Requirements


SPM / SPMV/ O-Level Pass with 3 credits (grade C or above).
UEC Pass with grade B or above in 3 subjects.
SKM Pass SKM Level 3 in related field with 1 SPM credit and must continue into Diploma of the same field.
STPM Pass with NGMP 2.0 (1 grade C or above).
Other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government



International students are welcome to apply.

Other equivalent qualification recognized by Malaysian Government.


Financial Assistance

  • Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN)

Students pursuing the Diploma courses are eligible to apply for financial assistance through Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional (PTPTN) loans to help ease the financial burden of education.

  • Industrial Sponsor

Selected qualified trainees may receive financial assistance from GIS Industrial Partners.

Career Opportunities

  • Educator
  • Kindergarten Teacher
  • Manager/Supervisor (Kindergarten)
  • Consultant
  • Children Event Organizer
  • Creative Writer
  • Child Care Centre Group Leader
  • Principal/Deputy Principal
  • Entrepreneur


List Of Subjects

Year Semester Subject
1 1 Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi I / Malay Communication I
(Only for Foreign Students) /
Pengajian Malaysia II/ Malaysia Studies II
(Only for Local Students)
English for Social Skills
History and Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
Introduction to Child Development
Parents, Family and Commity Involvement in Early Childhood Education
2 Computer & Writing Skills
(Local and Foreign Students) /
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
(Local students who did not get credit in BM SPM)
English for Business Communication
Guiding Children Behavior
Language, Literacy and Communication
3 Malaysian Culture
(Local and Foreign Students)
Music in Early Childhood Education
Arts & Creativity for Children
2 4 Early Mathematics for Children
Early Sciences for Children
English for Young Children
Kelana Siswa I
Observing and Assessing Young Children
5 Play for Young Children
Teaching and Learning of Young Children
Preschool Curriculum
Kelana Siswa II
Nutrition, Safety and Health in Early Childhood Education
6 Classroom Design & Organization: Creating Learning Environment
Children with Special Needs
Information Technology & Young Children
3 7 Policy in Early Childhood Services
Current Issues in Preschool Education
Selecting Appropriate Teaching Materials
Malaysian Preschool Curriculum
8 First Aid Course
English for Academic Purpose
9 Industrial Attachment
(3 months)

Program Educational Objectives(PEO) & Program Learning Outcomes(PLO)



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