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Progressive Wage Model for the landscape sector

From 30 June 2016, landscape companies must meet the Progressive Wage Model wage and training requirements for landscape workers who are Singapore citizens or permanent residents.

What is it

The Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for the landscape workers was developed by the Tripartite Cluster for Landscape Industry (TCL).

The PWM will be incorporated as a condition for registration under the Landscape Company Register (LCR) administered by NParks.

From 30 June 2016, landscape companies must meet the PWM requirements to obtain or renew their LCR status.

Who it covers

The PWM requirements cover all Singaporeans and Singapore permanent residents (PRs) employed in outsourced landscape maintenance jobs.

Employers are encouraged to incorporate the principles of progressive wages into the wage structure of their foreign landscape workers.

Wage requirements

The landscape sector PWM is a four-level career progression model. It features:

  • Specific training requirements that tap on the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications for Landscape (Landscape WSQ). This ensures that landscape workers are equipped with the skills needed to carry out their job functions.
  • Progressive wages pegged at each level. This ensures that landscape workers are paid wages that are commensurate with their skills and productivity.
Job level Monthly basic salary Responsibilities
Landscape supervisor ≥ $2,100
  • Deployment of workforce
  • Supervision of workforce
  • Ensure work schedules are completed on time
  • Inspection of site
  • Ensure safety regulations are implemented and complied with

Up

Certifications required for Assistant Landscape Supervisor
+ 4 modules in WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Supervision

Or

Diploma from polytechnics

Assistant landscape supervisor ≥ $1,700
  • Maintenance duties
  • Assist in deployment of workforce
  • Assist in manpower supervision
  • Reporting and updating completed work
  • Assist in ensuring safety regulations are complied with

Up

Certifications required for landscape technician
+ 1 module in WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Supervision

Or

ITE NITEC in Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
+ 1 module in WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Supervision

Landscape technician ≥ $1,500
  • 5 basic general duties
    • Watering
    • Weeding
    • Basic pruning
    • Soil aeration
    • Clearing of horticultural waste
  • Fertiliser and pesticide treatment
  • Operate motorised equipment and machinery
  • Observe safety regulations

Up

Certifications required for landscape worker
+ 4 modules in WSQ Advanced Certificate in Landscape Operations

Or

ITE NITEC in Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)

Landscape worker ≥ $1,300
  • 5 basic general duties
    • Watering
    • Weeding
    • Basic pruning
    • Soil aeration
    • Clearing of horticultural waste
  • Observe safety regulations

Up

3 modules from WSQ Certificate in Landscape Operations
To be completed within 3 months from entering the landscape industry.

New applicant

Download the career progression chart for landscape sector.

Training requirements

Your landscape company should help its Singaporean and PR landscape workers meet the training requirements recommended by the TCL.

As an employer, you will benefit from your landscape workers’ increased productivity and ability to provide higher quality landscape maintenance services to buyers.

Find out more about the landscape PWM’s training requirements or get assistance for training costs.

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Last Updated: 21 December 2016