At Kolej Dika students go through an industry-focused academic programme that includes education and practical teaching experiences that prepare them to be well-equipped teachers in early childhood education.
Many successful graduates of Kolej Dika go on to successful careers by implementing their in-depth knowledge coupled with teaching methods gained through real-life classroom experience.
Kolej Dika has been recognised due to its outstanding and innovative contribution in the early childhood education profession in Malaysia. Its diploma programmes prepare students to pursue their degrees in leading universities locally and abroad towards fulfilling careers in early childhood education. To date, many of Dika graduates are pursuing their early childhood education careers both locally and abroad.
Kolej Dika is one of the early pioneers of early childhood education in Malaysia offering a range of Early Childhood Education and Special Education academic programmes. It has set a benchmark in the industry for its quality early childhood education programmes recognised in Malaysia and abroad. The college places great importance on industry-based-learning (IBL) coupled with research and activity – intensive modules, producing highly employable graduates.
The Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Diploma in Special Education (Early Years) programmes are accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). The Diploma programmes also provide a pathway for students to gain entry into local and overseas universities to pursue their degree and postgraduate programmes in a related field of their choice. Its diploma programmes are also recognised by the Public Services Department of Malaysia providing Kolej Dika students with the opportunity to work with the government. Kolej Dika is the first college in Malaysia to be awarded the permit that allow students with a Pass in SPM and minimum 5 years of working experience to pursue a Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Kolej Dika is committed to training dedicated individuals for vocations in early childhood education. By delivering high-quality skill-based training programmes, Dika produces best professionals in early childhood to benefit children, families and communities. Kolej Dika is collaborating with international educational partners in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom and universities in Malaysia. Kolej Dika graduates are successful in their own chosen field of early childhood education either as educators or professionals. Many have taken the opportunity to pursue their degrees or travel and teach in Asia.