WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Supervision (Parks, Reserves and Gardens)

 
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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 (Parks, Reserves and Gardens) is specially designed for Landscape Supervisors in the field of park and reserve management, practitioners who aspire to be a Certified Park Manager accredited with CUGE and for mid-career switches who aspire to build a career in the specialist field of park and reserves management.

CUGE offers 5 Core WSQ units, 5 Sector Core WSQ Units and 2 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 (Parks, Reserves and Gardens) 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-BE-306S-1 Implement inspection and maintenance program for parks assets, playgrounds and facilities

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine implementation requirements of park assets, playgrounds and facilities inspection procedures
  • Implement park assets, playgrounds and facilities inspector program
  • Complete reporting and auditing practices and procedures

Training Duration

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

Course Fee 

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100 ( after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-303S-1 Install and maintain specialised gardens

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Plan the installation of a botanical or plant type collection design
  • Install plant collection or display
  • Maintain the quality and presentation level of a plant collection

Training Duration

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

Course Fee 

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100 ( after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-304S-1 Implement an amenity turf maintenance program

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Prepare for amenity turf maintenance work
  • Supervise the maintenance and cultural practices for amenity turf

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $100 ( after 90% funding)
Foreigners $999.87
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HS-301S-1 Prepare soil management plan

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Conduct assessment of site activities that may affect the land and groundwater
  • Prepare soil samples for infield assessment and laboratory assay
  • Develop remediation and/or maintenance plan
  • Implement and monitor soil management plan

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

2 WSQ Elective Units

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
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-304E-1 Implement a streetscape management plan

Who Should Attend

  • Senior Landscape Technician
  • Landscape Supervisor

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Prepare for implementation works according to streetscape management program
  • Supervise implementation and maintenance of streetscape works
  • Report streetscape implementation and maintenance activities

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