CUGE-ECO-3002 PD Series - Introduction to Basic Plant ID

INTRODUCTION
Learning to identify plants based on taxonomic characteristics is important as many plant species may superficially appear to be identical, even though they actually belong to completely different families, and are not closely related at all. Such mis-identifications often lead to improper care and placement of plants in the landscape, resulting in poor health and even death of the plants. Having the correct scientific name of a plant is essential to research the needs of it and to know what the proper care requirements of a particular species are. 

COURSE OVERVIEW
This one-day course aims to provide learners with a basic background in taxonomy and equip them with basic skills for proper plant identification. An essential feature of this course is the hands-on examination and dissection of live plant specimens in the classroom, as well as observing the living trees in the botanic gardens. 

METHODOLOGY
  • Classroom based
  • Field study
  • Hands-on
  • Assessment

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Planners and Developers
  • Architects
  • Surveyors
  • Tree care practitioners
  • Landscape Architects
  • Horticulturists


ABOUT THE TRAINER
Bian Tan is a specialist in botany, taxonomy, horticulture, plant conservation and environmental education. He holds a MSc in Botany (Taxonomy & Systematics), and a BSc Honours in Horticulture with high distinction. Bian's experience spans many countries, notably the USA and the South East Asian nations. He has presented and moderated at numerous international conferences and has published articles in periodicals and journals. 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS

Professional Certification CEUs/CPDs
Certified Practising Horticulturist (CPH)  7
ISA Certified Arborist 5

*Awarded points may differ for different sessions. Please refer to the latest mailer or contact our staff for more information. 

COURSE FEES (Inclusive of GST)

Full fee $171.20





Fees include provision of training, assessment materials, tools and equipment and refreshment. Terms and conditions apply.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT

Please register and pay online here.
Registration closes when class is full.

*CUGE Course Confirmation Email will be sent to all trainees who have successfully registered.

Please submit your completed online application forms at least 7 days before the date of course. Course places will only be confirmed upon receipt of the duly completed application forms and payment.
Please note that only trainees who have achieved at least 75% of attendance in training will be eligible for funding and scheduled for assessment.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Please refer to CUGE website for the full terms & conditions.
1. Please note that your placement in the course/programme will only be confirmed upon receipt of duly completed online application forms and full payment of required course fees.
2. There shall be no unilateral cancellation or withdrawal from the course/programme once confirmation notice from CUGE confirming your registration for the course/programme is issued. There shall be no refund of course fees made by National Parks Board for any such cancellation, withdrawal or non-attendance of the course/programme.
However, subject to CUGE’s consent, applicants who are unable to attend a course/programme with valid reasons may request to defer their participation to a course scheduled for a later date or transfer their placement to a replacement participant nominated by the applicant. Such requests must be made to CUGE either by phone, email or in writing at least three working days before the commencement of the scheduled course/programme. Any request made to CUGE less than three working days before the commencement of the scheduled course/programme will not be entertained except at CUGE’s sole discretion.

3. National Parks Board reserves the right to change the details of, cancel or reschedule any programme conducted by CUGE including any change to the Trainers/Assessors, venue and the course fees if necessary or warranted by circumstances beyond our control by prior notice to you at the address / email stated in the application form.