Assessment-only Pathway (AOP)

The Assessment-only Pathway (AOP) is intended to validate the competencies of experienced landscape workforce. In-service landscape workers with the relevant knowledge and skills may take the assessment of a WSQ course, via the AOP, without undergoing training at CUGE.

AOP is available for the following Technical Skills and Competencies (TSC):

TSC Code and Name
AOP Code AOP Name
Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescues

TGS-2021008484 Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescues (Level 2) (AOP)
Horticultural Chemical Usage
TGS-2021008482 Horticultural Chemical Usage (Level 2) (AOP)*
Plant Health Management and Disease Control
TGS-2021008479 Plant Health Management and Disease Control (Level 2) (AOP)*
Plant Pruning
TGS-2021008480 Plant Pruning (Level 2) (AOP)*
Turf Maintenance
TGS-2021008481 Turf Maintenance (Level 2) (AOP)*
Hazards and Risk Control, and Policy Management
TGS-2021008483 Hazards and Risk Control, and Policy Management (Level 2) (AOP)*


Candidates will be issued a Statement of Attainment if assessed to be “Competent” for each AOP.

Candidates with Statement of Attainment for all five AOP indicated with an asterisk (*) above will be issued the WSQ Higher Certificate in Landscape (Horticulture and Turf Maintenance).


  1. At least 1 year of experience in the landscape industry in Singapore
  2. Have basic knowledge of Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) regulations and policies
  3. Able to understand and speak basic English, or at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 2
  4. Able to work outdoor, under the sun, for an extended period of time
  5. Be medically fit with no medical or physical conditions that could impede the ability to participate in the course
  6. In addition, for Tree Climbing and Aerial Rescues (Level 2) (AOP):

  7. Previously completed formal training in tree climbing and aerial rescue operations from an accredited training organisation

Candidates will be required to submit evidence that they meet the pre-requisites before they can be confirmed for the AOP.


Two (2) hours for each AOP


  1. Practical Exam or Role-Play, and 
  2. Oral Questioning


For Singaporeans and PRs only: $60 (inclusive of GST). Terms and Conditions apply.

For Foreigners: $200 (inclusive of GST)