Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture

Introduction

This certificate programme is an advanced programme for participants who wish to seek in-depth knowledge and application in therapeutic horticulture. The programme is conducted locally by international industry practitioners who are experts in their area of teaching.

Course Objectives

This programme aims to educate participants by using horticulture as a form of therapy and overall well-being for an individual or a group. The desired outcome of this programme is to have a professional group of practitioners to introduce effective therapeutic horticulture activities to cope with Singapore’s ageing population.

Competencies Trained and Assessed

The Certificate in Therapeutic Horticulture programme comprises 15 topics developed from three main domains namely Plant Science, Human Science and Therapeutic Horticulture.

  • Introduction to horticulture
  • Plants selection and maintenance
  • Pest and disease management
  • Therapeutic garden design
  • Common mental illnesses and difficulties faced
  • Types of therapies available for specific clients and its benefits
  • Overview and management of mental illness & stroke and recover expectations
  • Occupational therapy perspectives for stroke and dementia clients
  • Occupational therapy perspectives for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • The horticultural therapy framework
  • Treatment plans and goals in therapeutic horticulture
  • Activity selection process
  • Working with clients
  • Documentation
  • Treatment session planning

Suitable for

  • Horticulturists
  • Landscape Architects
  • Landscape Professionals
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Social care professionals
  • Occupational therapists

Programme Schedule

Topics

Date

Venue

1. Introduction to horticulture

5 Aug, 9am – 5pm

Hands-on-House Lab at HortPark

2. Plants selection and maintenance

6 Aug, 9am – 5pm

3. Pest and disease management

7 Aug, 9am – 5pm

4. Therapeutic garden design

16 Aug, 9am – 5pm

5. Occupational therapy perspectives for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

20 Aug, 9am – 5pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre, Function Room (Level 2)

6. Occupational therapy perspectives for stroke and dementia clients

21 Aug, 9am – 5pm

7. Common mental illnesses and difficulties faced

22 Aug, 9am – 10am

8. Types of therapies available for specific clients and its benefits

22 Aug, 10am – 11am

9. Overview and management of mental illness & stroke and recover expectations

22 Aug, 11am – 12pm

10. The horticultural therapy framework

3 Sep, 9am – 5pm

Hands-on-House Lab at HortPark

11. Treatment plans and goals in therapeutic horticulture

4 Sep, 9am – 5pm

12. Activity selection process

5 Sep, 9am – 5pm

13. Working with clients

9 Sep, 9am – 5pm

14. Documentation

10 Sep, 9am – 5pm

15. Treatment session planning

11 Sep, 9am – 5pm

Submission of assessment

11 Oct, 12pm

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Certificate Attainment

To attain a Certificate of Participation, participants are required to: 

  • Achieve at least 75% attendance
  • Pass report assessment

Professional Development Units 

Professional Certification

CEU/CPD

Certified Practising Horticulturist

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Funding

Payment through Company

Absentee Payroll Funding is available to companies signing up for their employees for this program. To be eligible for Absentee Payroll funding, companies are required to submit their applications through the skills connect website at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg.

SDF subsidy

Companies sponsoring their employees (Singapore Citizen/ PR only) are eligible for SDF subsidy, and must apply for the subsidy via SkillsConnect at least five days before the course.

Funding policy has been revised with effect from 1 October 2015.  Please note that only participants who have achieved at least 75% of attendance in training and passed the assessment will be eligible for funding. The subsidised fees listed below are indicative and subject to changes depending on the companies’ criteria.  Companies sponsoring their employees and self-sponsored participants are only required to pay the subsidized fee (inclusive of GST). Participants who fail to achieve at least 75% of attendance in training and assessment, or fail the required examinations/assessment would be charge a full fee.  You may refer to the link here for more details of the revised funding policy.

Course Fees for Non-Company sponsored and foreign participants:

Full Course Fees           : $2990 + $209.30 (7% GST) = $3,199.30

*Course Fees for companies (Non-SMEs) sponsoring Singaporeans or PRs:

Category of SSG Funding Criteria

SSG Funding (no GST)

Nett/Subsidized Fee (with GST)

Singapore citizen and PRs

$1,305

$1,685 + $209.30 = $1,894.30

Singapore citizen ≥ 35 years old & earning ≤ $2,000/month

$2,840.50

$149.50 + $209.30 = $358.80

*Course fee for companies (SMEs) sponsoring Singaporeans or PRs:

Category of SDF Funding Criteria

SSG Funding (no GST)

Nett/Subsidized Fee (with GST)

Singapore citizen and PRs

$2,691

$299 + $209.30 = $508.30

Singapore citizen ≥ 35 years old & earning ≤ $2,000/month

$2,840.50

$149.50 + $209.30 = $358.80

*Course fee for self-sponsored Singaporeans or PRs: 

Category of SDF Funding Criteria

SSG Funding (no GST)

Nett/Subsidized Fee (with GST)

Singapore citizen and PRs

$1,305

$1,685 + $209.30 = $1,894.30

Singapore citizen ≥ 35 years old & earning ≤ $2,000/month

$2,840.50

$149.50 + $209.30 = $358.80

* Rates shown are indicative. Final subsidy amount is dependent on the submission in SkillsConnect and approval from SSG.

† 7% GST is chargeable/payable on full course fee.

 

Registration

Registration will close on 12 July 2019Please submit your registration here. A tax invoice will be issued to participant for payment via bank transfer upon receipt of registration.

Course places will only be confirmed upon receipt of the duly completed registration forms and payment.