WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Supervision (Nursery)

 
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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 (Nursery) is specially designed for Landscape Supervisors in the field of Nursery, who aspire to be Certified Nursery professional accredited with CUGE, and for mid-career switches who aspire to build a career in the specialist field. It prepares individuals to operate and manage outdoor plant farms, tree and shrub nurseries, and related facilities that develop domesticated plant products for propagation, harvesting, and transplantation.

CUGE offers 5 Core WSQ units, 5 Sector Core WSQ Units and 3 Elective WSQ units for trainees. To achieve a Full WSQ Qualification of Advance Certificate in Landscape Supervision (Turf, Sports Grounds and Greens), 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 Supervision (Nursery) 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-HM-312E-1 Select chemicals and biological agents to manage plant health

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Classify a range of horticulture chemicals and biological agents
  • Interpret and use the information related to a chemical and biological agent

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-201S-1 Implement plant propagation practices

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, the participant will have the knowledge and application skills to apply plant propagation practices, including soil/media, pest and disease control, potting on and potting up stock. Participants will also gain application skills to establish techniques for the production, growth and maintenance of nursery mother stock plants.

Who Should Attend

  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Nursery Supervisor
  • Purchaser
  • Senior Propagator
  • Technical Manager
  • Floricultural Supervisor
  • Arborist

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • CE1 Prepare nursery for propagation activities
  • CE2 Collect and store propagation material according to a production plan
  • CE3 Choose the most appropriate method and conditions of propagation for specific plant species
  • CE4 Complete propagation operations

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
Click here for the full list of course fees and available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-302S-1 Control the safe storage, handling and transportation and use of chemical and biological control agent supplies

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Assess the risks related to a range of chemicals and biological control agents used in the landscape industry sectors
  • Apply safety procedures to the storage, handling and transportation of a range of chemicals and biological control agents
  • Demonstrate the decanting and mixing of chemicals and biological control agents
  • Supervise the selection and application of the chemical or biological control agent information

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
Click here for the full list of course fees and available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-301S-1 Provide horticultural advice to customers

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Establish garden advisory service
  • Provide advice regarding identification or selection of a range of plant and related products
  • Provide advice regarding health management and maintenance of a range of plant species and types
  • Develop recording and reference system to manage advice and information

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
Click here for the full list of course fees and available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

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

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
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors

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

5 WSQ Elective Units

LS-HM-302E-1 Maintain and monitor production systems

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, the participant will have the knowledge and application skills to maintain and monitor production systems which may include controlled environments such as hydroponic and aeroponic systems.

Who Should Attend

  • Horticulturist
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Nursery Supervisor
  • Purchaser
  • Senior Propagator
  • Technical Manage
  • Floricultural Supervisor
  • Arborist

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine requirements of the plant production program
  • Implement the plant production program and specifications
  • Implement plant care and protection practices to manage plant health
  • Report plant production activities

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-BE-307S-1 Install irrigation systems

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, the participant will have the knowledge and application skills to install irrigation systems used in a specified horticultural situation (primary focus on plant nursery and production} including interpreting layout of designs, and recognising components and materials required. Include supervision of the operation and maintenance of irrigation systems.

Who Should Attend

  • Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
  • Horticulturist
  • Irrigation Specialist
  • Turf Supervisor
  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Designer
  • Interiorscape Supervisor
  • Project Coordinator
  • Nursery Supervisor
  • Purchaser
  • Horticultural Sales Advisor
  • Senior Propagator
  • Technical Manager
  • Floricultural Supervisor
  • Arborist

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • CE1 Interpret the irrigation plan and schedule the installation work
  • CE2 Install irrigation systems
  • CE3 Perform post installation testing of irrigation systems
  • CE4 Supervise the operation and maintenance of irrigation components

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
Click here for the full list of course fees and available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-301E-1 Implement media production program

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, the participant will have the knowledge and application skills to implement a media preparation program and involves as nutritional requirements, soils and properties of a range of growing media.

Who Should Attend

  • Nursery Supervisor
  • Purchaser
  • Horticultural Sales Advisor
  • Senior Propagator
  • Technical Manager
  • Floricultural Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • CE1Prepare recipe of media components for a range of plants
  • CE2 Prepare the media appropriate for plant production and growth needs

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
Click here for the full list of course fees and available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-BE-305S-1 Source and select softscape and hardscape materials

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Select plants for specific situations
  • Select softscapes and materials for specific situations
  • Select hardcape and materials for specific situations
  • Coordinate the supply softscape and hardscape materials

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $150 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $1500.03
Click here for the full list of course fees and available subsidies

Trainers/Assessors

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

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
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors
Industry Practitioners
Supervisors/Managers from National Parks Board, Singapore