WSQ Diploma in Landscape Management (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 Diploma in Landscape Management (Parks, Reserves and Gardens) is specially designed for Landscape Managers 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 7 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 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 (Parks, Reserves and Gardens) 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-BE-405S-1 Manage implementation of project

Who Should Attend

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

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Prepare the implantation of a project
  • Determine human and physical resources required for the project
  • Develop work schedule for the project
  • Implement project
  • Submit works for handover and ongoing maintenance

Training Duration

  • 40 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-HM-402S-1 Develop and manage an open space management plan

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 and collate information through a range of techniques
  • Determine the management needs for the open space
  • Prepare and manage the operational budgets for the open space management plan
  • Develop an open space management plan to met the needs of the stakeholders

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-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

LS-HM-404S-1 Develop and manage an amenity horticulture maintenance plan

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 an amenity horticulture inventory register
  • Develop cultural maintenance plan schedule
  • Analyze and evaluate maintenance program outcomes

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-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

2 WSQ Elective Units

LS-HM-407E-1 Develop streetscape management plan

Who Should Attend

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

Competencies Trained and Assessed

  • Perform planning processes and activities for streetscape site
  • Develop streetscape management plan and implementation schedule
  • Report on the streetscape implementation and maintenance activities

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-PB-407E-1 Develop an integrated risk and asset management programme

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 assets and the associated common risks and hazards
• Develop inspection and maintenance management procedures for assets and facilities
• Develop and manage auditing practices and procedures

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