WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Supervision (Arboriculture)

 
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The Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) System is a nationally recognized skills training and certification system for the Landscape Industry. The WSQ is developed based on adult learning principles and adopts a training and certification approach of job competencies. This will enable training and certification relevant for the job.

 
 

The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Supervision (Arboriculture) is specially designed for Landscape Supervisors in the field of arboriculture, tree care practitioners who aspire to be Certified Arborists accredited with the International Society of Arboriculture, and for mid-career switches who aspire to build a career in the specialist field of arboriculture.

CUGE offers 5 Core WSQ units, 5 Sector Core WSQ Units and 4 Elective WSQ units for trainees.   To achieve a Full WSQ Qualification of Certificate in Landscape Operations, the trainee will have to be certified competent in 5 Core WSQ units, 5 Sector Core WSQ units and Any 2 Elective WSQ units.  Trainees will achieve the Statement of Attainment when certified competent in each WSQ unit. 

The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Operations (Arboriculture) comprises:


5 WSQ Core Units

LS-HS-301C-1 Classify plants

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor
Competencies Trained and Assessed
  • Apply plant morphology to aid in the identification of plant species
  • Apply basic taxonomic principles to assist in plant identification
Training Duration
  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors
  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HS-302C-1 Implement soil/water/plant health management programme

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor
Competencies Trained and Assessed
  • Clarify the capacity of soils to provide water to plants
  • Establish the nutrient status of selected plants, soils and growing media
  • Implement cultural practices relevant to the use, application and storage of soil ameliorants and fertilizers
  • Maintain organic matter content and soil health
  • Modify existing soil and plant growing media using materials and techniques from a specified range

Training Duration
  • 32 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)
Course Fee 

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors
  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

 

LS-HS-303C-1 Identify symptoms and infestations of pest and diseases in horticultural situations

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor
Competencies Trained and Assessed
  • Recognize specific pest populations
  • Recognize specific disease symptoms
  • Confirm pest infestations and disease infections in specific areas
Training Duration
  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)
Course Fee 

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors
  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

 

LS-HM-301C-1 Implement environmental management practices in the workplace

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed
  • Examine the interactions of ecosystems and urban and natural environments
  • Assess the possible environmental impacts of common horticultural practices on the site
  • Develop strategies that reduce the adverse practices causing environmental impacts related to the sectors of the landscape industry

Training Duration
  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)
Course Fee 
Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors
  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

 

ES-JS-301G-1 Maintain Workplace safety and health policies and procedures

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify the responsibilities under Workplace Safety & Health Act
  • Interpret and educate workers on workplace safety and health policies, procedures and programmes
  • Implement and monitor participation and consultation for the policies, procedures and programmes 
  • Implement and monitor participation and consultation for the management of workplace Safety & Health
  • Implement organization’s risk management procedures
  • Monitor organization’s risk management procedures


Training Duration

  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore


5 WSQ Sector Core Units

LS-BE-301S-1 Control risk and safety hazards of sector specific practices

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Develop a simple register of hazardous tasks or conditions for specific landscape workplace environments
  • Control risk of hazards for specific industry workplace environments

Training Duration

  • 20 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HM-305S-1 Treat tree health problems

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Treat tree health issue as required
  • Monitor tree health using visual techniques

Training Duration

  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HM-306S-1 Implement a tree planting, removal and/or transplanting plan

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Prepare for tree planting, removal and/or transplanting works
  • Supervise planting, removal and/or transplanting trees
  • Transport tree safely along set route to site for planting safely
  • Report tree planting, removal and/or transplanting activities

Training Duration

  • 32 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HM-307S-1 Implement a tree pruning and maintenance plan

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Prepare for tree pruning maintenance work
  • Maintain and repair prune tree specimens
  • Report tree pruning activities

Training Duration

  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HM-308S-1 Perform portional pruning or tree removal by controlled rigging

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Select and use appropriate ropes and hardware for climbing, branch pruning and tree removal situations
  • Perform access to and descent from trees
  • Prepare for portional branch and tree removal
  • Perform above ground portional or removal works using controlled rigging

Course Pre-Requisities
Completed:

  • LS-MT-102E-1 Chainsaw safety and maintenance
  • LS-MT-103E-1 Operate chainsaws safely for ground work
  • LS-HM-204S-1 Perform tree access and aerial rescue
  • LS-MT-201S-1 Operate chainsaw and mechanical pruning equipment at height

Training Duration

  • 32 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

4 WSQ Elective Units

LS-BE-305E-1 Use survey information or systems

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify a range of survey information systems
  • Interpret maps and other land based positioning systems
  • Apply information and data collection to a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) program database
  • Prepare report and /or correspondence for a specific request for information

Training Duration

  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
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Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HM-308E-1 Implement tree protection and conservation plans

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine the implementation requirements of tree protection / conservation procedures
  • Implement tree protection and conservation plan
  • Monitor implementation of protection / conservation plan

Training Duration

  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
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Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HM-309E-1 Prune and /or remove trees in confined spaces or hazardous situations

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine the works required to remove tree in a confined space or hazardous situation
  • Apply complex rigging techniques in tree removal operations
  • Remove trees in a confined space by portional pruning or felling
  • Fell and remove wind thrown and suspended trees

Training Duration

  • 36 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
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Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore

LS-HM-310E-1 Install support systems for trees and palms

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine the implementation requirements of tree supporting system procedures
  • Implement installation of support systems

Training Duration

  • 24 hours
  • 8am to 5pm Daily (Mon-Fri)

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150.00(after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors

  • Industry Practitioners
  • Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore