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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College East

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

This diploma course adopts a work-study approach to prepare you for a professional career in the Landscape sector.

You will be equipped with skills and knowledge to manage arboriculture and horticulture projects, perform greenery management, apply mechanisation and automation technology, develop landscape operation and maintenance programmes, as well as implement safe work practices at the worksite.


A passion for working outdoors with an interest in greenery management, applying mechanisation and automation technology to develop the landscape of Singapore into a beautiful City in Nature.

Job Role:

Upon graduation, you can choose to go on two occupational tracks:

Arborist – a tree doctor who assesses and maintains tree health, carrying out tree maintenance (pruning, planting and removal) programmes in accordance with statutory requirements and the best arboriculture practices.

Horticulturist – a professional who envisions beautiful sustainable landscapes while ensuring optimal plant health through careful management. Oversees landscape projects and provides advice on plant selection, design and maintenance in accordance with statutory requirements and the best horticultural practices.

Be part of this vision in shaping Singapore into a beautiful country, and make a difference by embarking on a career in the landscape industry.

Some of our partners:

Nature Landscapes Pte Ltd  |  BNL Services Pte Ltd  |  Toh Chin Leong Construction Pte Ltd

Employers that wish to offer training places, please click HERE.

What you'll learn

  • Manage plant health programme
  • Manage plants curation and inventory
  • Manage development of landscape projects
  • Manage implementation of landscape projects
  • Manage arboriculture operations and maintenance
  • Manage growing media properties and amelioration
  • Manage maintenance of landscape equipment and machinery

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses:

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
    • Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
    • Electronics, Computer Networking & Communications
    • Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
    • Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
    • Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
    • Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
    • Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
    • Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
    • Floristry
    • Mechanical Technology
    • Mechatronics & Robotics
    • Urban Greenery & Landscape

    Higher Nitec:

    • Civil & Structural Engineering Design
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Engineering with Business
    • Facility Management
    • Facility Systems Design
    • Landscape Management & Design
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Robotics & Smart Systems


    In-service employees with:

    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement
  2. Pass company screening and interview

Progression Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma graduates can apply to related full-time or part-time degree programmes in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), subject to the admission requirements of the university.

Work Study Diploma in Arboriculture and Horticulture graduates meet the eligibility requirements to take:

• Australian Institute of Horticulture - Certified Practising Horticulturist 
• International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) – ISA Certified Arborist 

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Career Opportunities

On completion of this diploma programme, you can take up jobs as Arborists or Horticulturists.