Diploma of Wine Technology

Course Code 10614NAT
Campus Wangaratta - Tone Road
Duration 1410 hours

Course Overview

The 10614NAT Diploma of Wine Technology is the recognised qualification to work within a large-scale winery or to undertake the management of a small owner operated wine making business.

This course involves online learning as well as compulsory attendance at residential workshops in Wangaratta twice per year.

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The 10614NAT Diploma of Wine Technology is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the winery and wine making industry.

Work in this industry involves seasonal winery activities from fermentation to bottling as either a cellar hand, cellar foreperson, assistant winemaker or to undertake the management of a small owner operated wine making business, with peak activities occurring at vintage time during autumn.

Further studies
After gaining the 10614NAT Diploma of Wine Technology, you might wish to undertake further study in the Bachelor of Wine Business offered by Charles Sturt University.

Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Wangaratta – Tone Road Comprises of Online Learning & On Campus Attendance / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Comprises of Online Learning & On Campus Attendance / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Training hours are dependent on the number of units a prospective student plans to study and the study mode.

Attendance at residential schools is compulsory. GOTAFE has endeavoured to schedule residential schools to avoid peak periods in the viticulture and wine making industry.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Paula Pipan
Location: Wangaratta Regional Study Centre

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,410 $3.59 $5,061.90 $6.50 $9,165.00
Full Fee 1,410 $4.61 $6,500.10 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Applicants also need to have:

  • current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a production management level of responsibility exists
  • intermediate computer skills

The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Units of Competency

10614NAT – Core Units

DWTAIM507 – Analyse the influence of micro-organisms on wine production
DWTAWC506 – Analyse wine chemistry
DWTAWQ502 – Appraise wine quality
AHCWRK502 – Collect and manage data
AHCPHT505 – Evaluate wine
AHCWHS401 – Maintain work health and safety processes
AHCPHT506 – Manage a wine making process
AHCBUS501 – Manage staff
DWTRES501 – Research and evaluate wine grape production and wine processing systems
MSL912001 – Work within a laboratory or field workplace (induction)

10614NAT – Elective Units

AHCIRG502 – Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs
AHCPHT402 – Develop a crop regulation program
AHCPHT504 – Develop a grape production plan
BSBMKG609 – Develop a marketing plan
DWTDWD511 – Develop winery design and storage strategies
DWTEVP510 – Evaluate Vineyard and winery practices
AHCPHT404 – Implement and monitor a horticultural crop harvesting program
AHCSOL501 – Monitor and manage soils for production projects
AHCBUS404 – Operate within a budget framework

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Quizzes
  • Practical reports
  • Written assignments
  • Case studies
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please call 1300 468 233.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

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