WSQ Certificate in Landscape Operations

 
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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 Certificate in Landscape Operations is specially designed for new entrants into the Landscape Industry and existing Landscape Technicians working in the Industry.

CUGE offers 7 Core WSQ units and 6 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 7 Core WSQ units and Any 3 Elective WSQ units.  Trainees will achieve the Statement of Attainment when certified competent in each WSQ unit. 

To find out more about WSQ E-learning Modules for Landscape Operations, click here.

The WSQ Certificate in Landscape Operations comprises:


7 Core WSQ Units

ES-JS-101G-1 Comply with Workplace Safety and Health Policies and Procedures

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • LandscapeTechnician
  • Senior Landscape Technician

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify responsibilities under Workplace Safety and Health Act
  • Observe hazard identification and risk control procedures
  • Contribute through participation and consultation for the management of workplace safety and healthRecognise common pests occurring in landscapes and gardens.

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $30 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $299.64
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-102C-1 Prepare to work within the landscape industries

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Recognise and apply standard industry workplace requirements
  • Interpret work schedules
  • Recognise specific problems in work activities of the landscape Industry

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $30 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $299.64
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-103C-1 Safe use and handling of non-hazardous chemicals under supervision

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Recognise the dangers to environment, human and animal health of exposure to chemicals
  • Safely handle and store non-hazardous chemicals
  • Prepare equipment and tools to apply non-hazardous chemicals safely under supervision
  • Apply non-hazardous chemicals safely under supervision
  • Clean and store tools and equipment

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $30 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $299.64
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-BE-101C-1 Identify landscape materials, horticultural products, irrigation components and tools

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify landscape materials, their characteristics and common use in Industry
  • Identify horticultural products, their handling and storage
  • Identify irrigation components and their common use in Industry
  • Identify tools and equipment and their common use in Industry

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $30 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $299.64
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HS-103C-1 Recognise pests, diseases, invasive and noxious plant species

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Recognise common pests occurring in landscapes and gardens
  • Recognise common disease symptoms occurring in landscapes and gardens
  • Recognise a range of common invasive and noxious plant species industry

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $30 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $299.64
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-HS-101C-1 Recognise plants and their growth requirements

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • State the functions of the main parts of a plant
  • Recognise the role of environmental factors when maintaining the health of plants
  • Recognise different plant growth habits and shapes to aid classification
  • Recognise a selection, of plants and their use in landscapes
  • Inspect plants for quality according to their characteristics as required in landscape industry

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $30 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $299.64
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-HS-102C-1 Improve soil and media

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify the physical properties of soils
  • Select materials used in media for containerised plants
  • Recognise, and state the uses of, the main types of fertilisers, composts and soil additives (ameliorants)
  • Improve soil or media by the addition of fertilisers, composts and soil additives (ameliorants) as directed by supervisorsState the functions of the main parts of a plant

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $30 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $299.64
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Trainers/Assessors

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


9 Elective WSQ Units

LS-HM-109E-1 Plant, maintain and mulch planted areas

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Inspect garden and its components
  • Plant out into garden beds
  • Provide aftercare and maintenance to gardens
  • Mulch and add organic matter to garden bed  

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-110E-1 Prune Plants (not exceeding 3 metres)

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Prepare for pruning work activities
  • Inspect plants prior to pruning
  • Carry out pruning of small trees and shrubs not exceeding 3 metres
  • Perform pruning of basic in ground shaped plants or groups of plants

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
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-111E-1 Maintain amenity turf and open grassed spaces

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Weed amenity turf
  • Mow amenity turf
  • Repair bald patches
  • Apply horticultural practices to amenity turf

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
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-105E-1 Prepare media for propagation, potting or growing on

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Describe different potting media types and their uses
  • Prepare growing media

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
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-HS-102E-1 Produce plants from seeds and simple cuttings and division

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape Technicians

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Describe the principles and methods of plant propagation
  • Prepare containers and propagating media
  • Collect and prepare seeds for plant propagation
  • Produce seedlings to a given specification
  • Prepare, use and maintain plant propagation tools and equipment
  • Collect and produce cuttings for plant propagation
  • Provide after care for newly propagated plants Prepare for pruning work activities

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
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Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-HM-117E-1 Apply Cultural Practices To Sports Turf

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape / Turf / Sports Ground Technicians 

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Recognize turf used for sports turf playing areas
  • Mow sports turf
  • Apply in-season maintenance requirements of a sports turf playing area
  • Water sport turf playing areas
  • Apply cultural care procedures for out-of-season maintenance of the sports turf playing areas

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
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-MT-201E-1 Operate and Maintain Specialized Machinery

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape / Turf / Sports Ground Technicians 

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Service machinery and vehicles at scheduled intervals
  • Operate machinery and trailed and mounted equipment
  • Operate stationary equipment

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
Click herehere for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies.

 

Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-BE-206E-1 Maintain Irrigation Systems

Who Should Attend

  • New Entrants
  • Landscape / Turf / Sports Ground Technicians 

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Operate irrigation system
  • Carry out routine checks and cleaning activities of irrigation systems
  • Maintain irrigation system components

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $70 (after 90% funding)
Foreigners $700.00
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies..

Trainers/Assessors

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