WSQ Diploma in Landscape Management (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 Diploma in Landscape Management (Nursery) is specially designed for Landscape Managers in the field of Nursery, practitioners who aspire to be a Certified Nursery professional accredited with CUGE and for mid-career switches who aspire to build a career in the specialist field. It prepares individual to apply principles of plant science; business management; and nursery operations management.

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 Diploma Certificate in Landscape Operations (Nursery), the trainee will have to be certified competent in 7 Core WSQ units, 5 Sector Core WSQ units and 2 Elective WSQ units. Trainees will achieve the Statement of Attainment when certified competent in each WSQ unit.

The WSQ Diploma in Landscape Management (Nursery) 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

RE-MM-403E-2 Buy Merchandise

Who Should Attend

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

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify the retail positioning of the store
  • Interpret changing consumer-values and global trends
  • Build a strategic product range
  • Negotiate with the supplier
  • Order stock

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 available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-PB-401S-1 Manage nursery 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

  • Determine the business type, structure and direction of the nursery
  • Implement the operations of a nursery in line with established business plans
  • Manage the supply of product and services for selected nursery
  • Monitor and review nursery 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-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-HS-401S-1 Manage plant health and quality of stock

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 standards and procedures for quality control and quarantine systems
  • Develop an integrated plant health management program
  • Monitor plant health management within a nursery / farm 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-HM-401S-1 Develop water resources management 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 the principles of managing water resources
  • Test and record water samples to maintain quality supply
  • Develop and implement water management plan and procedures for an individual horticulture operation

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 available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors

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

5 WSQ Elective Units

LS-PB-404E-1 Develop marketing and promotional strategies for horticultural and landscape enterprise

Overview

On successful completion of this unit, the participant will have the knowledge and skills to develop marketing and promotion strategies for an enterprise, to include the planning and review of marketing and promotional activities and materials.

Who Should Attend

  • Nursery Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Floricultural Manager
  • Export Manager

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Identify and analyse market and growth opportunities for enterprise.
  • Promote enterprise image and brand through marketing and promotional materials.
  • Monitor and review marketing and promotional policies to enhance activities of enterprise

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $240 ( after 70% funding)
Foreigners $799.61
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-403E-1 Develop horticultural production systems

Overview

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

Who Should Attend

  • Nursery Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Floricultural Manager
  • Export Manager

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Determine requirements of the plant production program.
  • Manage the implementation of the plant production program and specifications.
  • Develop integrated plant health management program.
  • Report plant production activities

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $240 ( after 70% funding)
Foreigners $799.61
Click here for the full list of course fees and 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

LS-HM-412S-1 Develop, monitor and maintain irrigation and drainage systems

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 sustainable water requirements to meet design brief / plan
  • Determine the requirements of an irrigation system to meet site and plant needs
  • Determine drainage system components to meet site and plant needs
  • Monitor and manage maintenance of systems and components

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 available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors

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

LS-BE-401E-1 Develop interiorscapes and displays

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 design for an interiorscape or display
  • Select and organise materials and resources
  • Manage the installation of an interiorscape or display

Training Duration

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

Course Fee

Singapore Citizens & PRs $240 ( after 70% funding)
Foreigners $799.61
Click here for the full list of course fees and available subsidies

 

Trainers/Assessors

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