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Recognised Continuing Education in Arboriculture (CEA) Course - Plant Selection & Propagation (3 hours)

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
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Subject Area
Programme Type
Short Course
Offering Institution
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Contact Hours
3 Hour(s)
Please contact Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong for the details of class commencement date
This is Development Bureau Recognized Continuing Education in Arboriculture (CEA) Course under the Registration Scheme for Tree Management Personnel (RSTMP).
RSTMP Course Code: A&TWS-FA3-202238-2
Functional Area: Plant selection, cultivation and propagation
This course enhances participants’ knowledge on the practical aspects of plant purchase, nursery stock transportation and develops the industry standards for nursery stock. It develops participants’ abilities to adopt a contextual approach in setting up and running profitable and efficient nursery businesses at various scales of operation.
The following topics will be covered:
1. Organisation and development of nursery 
  • Establish of physical infrastructure 
  • Plant selection and purchase 
  • Transplanting 
  • Potting, de-potting and repotting

2. Operations in nursery 

  • Nursery stock transportation 

3. Business management of nursery industry 

  • Laws, regulations, standards, and codes 
  • Nursery inventory control 
  • Shipping of nursery stock 
  • Quarantine practice 


Lecturer: Mr. Terence Lam (Part-time Lecturer, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong & Advanced Horticulture Instructor, Leisure and Cultural Services Department)
Mr. Terence Lam has over 30 years of extensive experience of recreation and sports facilities management under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department (LCSD), including management of bathing beaches, major parks, swimming pool, sports centre, and sport ground etc. Before retirement from government services, Mr. Lam was the officer in-charge of the Parks and Playgrounds Section of Tsuen Wan Leisure Services Office, and undertook general management of both hard and soft works of a number of recreational venues and roadside amenity areas of the District. Besides, he served as the district greening coordinator who was responsible for planning, implementation and monitoring of various landscape improvement projects at both LCSD venues and roadside amenity areas.
Currently, Mr. Lam is a Part-time Lecturer of the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEi) and the Advanced Horticulture Instructor of LCSD. In addition to giving lectures and seminars on landscape design and landscape management, Mr. Lam has also actively participated in a number of landscape projects of LCSD, including the ‘Home Garden’ (Horticultural Education Exhibition 2021) and the ‘Jurassic Maze’, a major floral display at Kowloon Park.

Entry Requirements

Registered Arborists and Tree Work Supervisors under the Registration Scheme for Tree Management Personnel (RSTMP) are the target participants of the Course, which can apply for CEA hours under the key job function covered by the Course, while other Registered tree management personnel under the RSTMP may participate for optional CEA hours


Class Date
1 December 2022 (Thursday) 18:30-21:30
Written assessment will be arranged at the end of the lesson. The passing mark is 70%.
Certificate of completion will be issued for those who achieves 100% attendance and pass the written assessment.
Attendance Rules
Before the start of the class, if a student faces any unforeseen circumstances including but not limited to traffic accidents, sudden illness, and serious injuries which may cause him or her to be late for the class for more than 10 minutes, he or she should try to reach the teacher or the administrative staff via phone or email.
If a student fails to turn up in the teaching venue in the first 10 minutes of the class, this will be considered non-attendance. The student will not be allowed to take the assessment. However, if lateness is caused by valid reasons, including but not limited to traffic accidents, sudden illness, and serious injuries, non-attendance will not be resulted when the student presents a valid reason to the teacher afterwards.
During the course, if a student needs to be excused from the ongoing class for a short moment, he or she needs to get permission from the teacher for being away temporarily. In case of emergency, including but not limited to acute pain and nausea, permission can be obtained afterwards. With permission, non-attendance will not be resulted.


THEi reserves the right to cancel or postpone the course, revise course title, content or change the class venue(s) or offering mode before class commencement if circumstances so warrant. Students will be duly informed of such arrangement.


You may apply an Online Application:

1. Press the “Apply Online” button at the right-top corner of this page

2. Complete the Online Application Form

3. Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by email for the detailed payment arrangement. 


You may submit your online application via Lifelong Learning Web Portal  (https://lifelonglearning.vtc.edu.hk/)


With effect from 25 March 2022, VTC has implemented “Vaccine Pass” for students.   Please visit “COVID-19 Corner” for details. Requirement on the minimum number of vaccine dose(s) for gaining access to VTC campuses/premises will be stepped up by stages.  Students are advised to pay attention to the latest anti-pandemic measures and arrangements and check out the latest information from the COVID-19 Corner


Application Deadline: 18 November 2022 (Friday)

Hotline: 3890 8287
Email: louislee@thei.edu.hk 

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