Viticulture & Winemaking

Does wine-making run in your blood? If you’re working in a family business or dream of owning a piece of Australia’s award winning wine industry, GOTAFE has the course for you. Study in the best wine-making region in South Eastern Australia. We’ll make sure you choose the best course for your needs, from short courses, to Certificate III and Diploma . You’ll learn from industry experienced winemakers and vignerons in our world class facilities. Learn the science about soil, water and fermentation techniques in our state of the art wet lab. Wine vintages, grape types and styles of winemaking.

You can be sure we’ll support you to apply your skills in the workplace. We’re proud of our local industry connections and support. You benefit through latest information and learning the skills industry needs. A highlight is our relationship with Beechworth Vignerons Association. You get to work with industry experts, work on specific projects and access the latest techniques and research.

We run customised programs for our business clients. Choose training that will minimise time off the job and maximise benefits to your business and staff at GOTAFE. We can combine qualifications or offer short courses to suit your needs.

COURSES AVAILABLE

GOTAFE’s Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (FDF30411) is ideal for those working in wine production and offers specific wine industry skills and knowledge, including some technical and problem solving tasks.

Those who complete the course will be multi-skilled and have the opportunity to specialise in the industry.

This qualification covers the following wine industry operational areas:

– bottling and packaging

– cellar door sales

– cellar operations

– laboratory

– warehousing

– wine grape growing

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This one’s for the serious Wine Maker, whether you’re a boutique vigneron or working in a large scale winery. The Diploma of Wine Technology will embed your expertise. We offer the Diploma online, so you get to stay at work, and study when it suits you.

You’ll have access to expert wine industry trainers via email, phone or through our world class support system. Learn the crucial decisions at every stage of the wine making process, to yield that perfect drop. We’ll also delve into marketing, budgets and business plans. Just as importantly, hone your skills that in our state of the art wet lab on campus.

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(Delivered as a dual qualification with the Certificate IV in Horticulture AHC40416)

Ready to match your vineyard experience with sound business know how? Study the Diploma of Viticulture at GOTAFE to gain the knowledge you need for a sustainable and productive vineyard. Also learn about staff and management techniques. We offer the course online so you can continue working and study when it suits you.

Come to Wangaratta twice yearly to work in the wet lab and learn from your fellow students and our vineyard experts. Progress to a Bachelor of Wine Business with Charles Sturt University with possible exemptions for the first year. Our relationship gives you a streamlined enrolment to take your studies further.

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