The Development Bureau launched the Registration Scheme for Tree Management Personnel (RSTMP) in December 2020. Qualified in-service practitioners are encouraged to register for the five types of tree management personnel on a voluntary basis. Each registration is valid for 3 years.
For renewal of registration, tree management personnel have to fulfil the minimum Continuing Education for Arboriculture (CEA) hour requirements as well as those on specified core competency areas for individual key job functions. CEA is essential to uplift the core competency of registered tree management personnel to align with their expected competency based on the Specification of Competency Standards for the arboriculture and horticulture industry as well as to keep them abreast of the latest techniques and development in the industry. The course is developed to meet the CEA requirement of Registered Tree Work Supervisors for the renewal of registration.
Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:
Identify the use of different types of personal protective equipment and their limitation;
Check the safety of the structure of personal protective equipment according to the relevant safety guidelines;
Illustrate the postures, skills, working principles, inspection methods and daily maintenance procedures for using hand tools safely; and
Advise and supervise staff to put on personal protective equipment and use hand tools properly to perform tree work duties.
A recognised Continuing Education in Arboriculture course under RSTMP for uplifting the core competency of registered tree management personnel
For the participants who are registered tree work supervisors, they will earn 3 CEA hours upon completion (in the job function of Occupational safety and health for Arboriculture & Horticulture) for the renewal of their registration.
Taught by experienced practitioners
Registered Tree Work Supervisors under RSTMP
Other types of registered tree management personnel under RSTMP
(Priority will be given to the Tree Work Supervisors under RSTMP on first-come-first-served basis.)
Applicants are normally required to meet the following requirements:
Registered Tree Work Supervisors under RSTMP; or
Other types of registered tree management personnel under RSTMP (Priority will be given to the Tree Work Supervisors under RSTMP on first-come-first-served basis.)
Remarks: Applicants are required to submit a copy of their registration documents (e.g. registration card, registration letter) for checking their registration validity under RSTMP.
Assessment will be in the form of a written assessment. The passing mark is 70 (out of 100).
A Certification of Completion will be issued by LiPACE to those who successfully achieve a pass in the written assessment, plus 100% attendance.
The course is a recognised Continuing Education in Arboriculture course under RSTMP for Registered Tree Work Supervisors.
CEA course code: TWS-FA2-202102-3
Key Job Function: Occupational safety and health for Arboriculture & Horticulture
CEA hour earned: 3 hours (only applicable to Registered Tree Work Supervisors for the renewal of registration)
The Registration Scheme for Tree Management Personnel:
Requirements for Renewal of Registration: