WSQ Diploma in Landscape Management (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 Diploma in Landscape Management (Arboriculture) is specially designed for Landscape Managers 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 7 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 7 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 Diploma in Landscape Management (Arboriculture) comprises:


7 WSQ Core Units

LS-HS-401C-1 Interpret the principles of botany and plant physiology as applied to horticulture practices

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify basic cell structure and tissue types in plants
  • Identify the factors that affect plant growth rates
  • Define the major plant physiological reactions and processes in relation to plant growth
  • Differentiate the relationships between the process of photosynthesis and environmental conditions and horticultural practices
  • Differentiate the relationships between the process of respiration and control factors
  • Describe and observe plant growth responses relating them to plant cultural practices

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-402C-1 Interpret soil / media amelioration needs

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Collect soil or media and prepare for analysis
  • Interpret the characteristics of the soil or media from samples and test results
  • Interpret soil analysis of soil or media
  • Develop soil amendment strategies
  • Monitor soil amendment strategies

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-403C-1 Develop an intergrated Plant and Landscape Health Management Program (IPLHM)

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine the relevant criteria for an Integrated Plant and Landscape Health Management program for a range of situations
  • Develop an integrated plant and landscape health management program
  • Implement and monitor the IPLHM program

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-401C-1 Develop an environmental management plan for a worksite

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Define the scope of an environmental management program
  • Develop and implement environmental management plan and procedures for an individual landscape site or horticulture workplace
  • Monitor and evaluate an environmental management plan and procedures for a workplace site

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-PB-401C-1 Monitor and evaluate developed budgets

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Analyse budget for a landscape industry project
  • Develop working budget against a landscape industry project
  • Monitor, control and evaluate outcomes against budgets

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-PB-402C-1 Cost and estimate product and services

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Define the key elements, tasks and components for a horticultural project or activity
  • Calculate material costs
  • Estimate machinery and equipment costs
  • Determine labour and costs
  • Summarise costs

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies.

Trainers/Assessors

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

ES-JS-401G-1 Manage Workplace Safety and Health System

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Manage workplace safety and health system
  • Identify responsibilities under Workplace Safety & Health Act
  • Establish and maintain workplace safety and health framework
  • Establish and evaluate workplace safety and health system,policies, procedures and programmes
  • Establish workplace risk management procedures
  • Manage workplace risk control measures

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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 Sector Core Units

LS-HM-406S-1 Develop a tree planting, removal and / or transplanting program

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management


Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Develop tree planting, removal and/ or transplanting program
  • Manage the implementation of program
  • Report tree planting, removal and/ or transplanting activities


Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-407S-1 Develop and manage a tree pruning and maintenance program

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Develop tree pruning program
  • Manage the implementation of program
  • Report tree pruning activities

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-408S-1 Develop and manage a tree protection and conservation program

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine the requirements of tree protection / conservation program and its procedures
  • Develop implementation plan for tree protection and conservation
  • Monitor and report outcomes of the tree protection and conservation program

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-403S-1 Evaluate and monitor the health of trees, large shrubs and palms

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Assess the health and structure for a range of trees, large shrubs and palms
  • Prepare an integrated plant health management plan for arboricultural practices
  • Monitor responses to the plant health management plan

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-PB-405E-1 Prepare a risk, hazard or emergency assessment report

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Develop organisational risk, hazard and emergency procedures and reporting procedures
  • Prepare risk, hazard or emergency incident assessment report

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
Click here for the full list of course fees and other available subsidies.

 

Trainers/Assessors

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

4 WSQ Elective Units

LS-HS-402S-1 Select plants for specific situations of use

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Research a range of plants for varying horticultural and landscape situations
  • Develop an evaluation format of plant selection criteria
  • Evaluate horticultural or landscape situations for plant selection and establishment

Training Duration

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

Course Fee 


Singapore Citizens & PRs $190 (after 70% funding)
Foreigners $633.33
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-401S-1 Implement and manage the machinery and equipment operational plan for an enterprise

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Evaluate machinery and equipment needs for an enterprise
  • Prepare procurement documentation for the proposed purchases
  • Develop maintenance procedures and management practices for machinery and equipment resources

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs

$190 (after 70% funding)

Foreigners

$633.33

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-PB-402E-1 Manage landscape or horticultural based business operations

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Implement the operations of a business in line with established business plans
  • Prepare policies and procedures related to the management of human resources
  • Determine the administrative functions and develop procedures required to support the business operations of an enterprise
  • Monitor and review business operations within an enterprise

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs

$190 (after 70% funding)

Foreigners

$633.33

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-PB-403E-1 Recognise and manage the implications of legislative requirements on industry management and work practices

Who Should Attend

  • Landscape Supervisor
  • Landscape Manager
  • Certified Arborist, Certified Park Manager, Certified Practicing Horticulturist
  • Diploma holders with Horticulture management

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine and document the interrelationship between government, industry and other key stakeholders
  • Determine the laws and regulatory requirements which relate to and implicate an enterprise
  • Review specific applications of laws to enterprise business activities
  • Establish information systems, including policies and procedures, within the enterprise to ensure compliance with legislative requirements

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs

$190 (after 70% funding)

Foreigners

$633.33

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

Trainers/Assessors

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