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Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations

FDF30411

Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations – FDF30411

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Course Overview

Take your career in the Wine industry to the next level with the Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations.

You'll gain specialised skills in wine production, including technical laboratory and warehousing skills.

You'll gain an understanding of bottling and packaging, cellar operations, and the grape growing process, as well as how to evaluate and appraise wines.

This is a three year course, delivered as a Traineeship.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Wine industry in a variety of roles. Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Vineyard Operator
  • Cellar Hand
  • Cellar Door Operator.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the Diploma of Viticulture or Diploma of Wine Technology.

Course Dates & Times

Currently there are no upcoming sessions available for this course. To register your interest in this course, click the "Register Your Interest" button at the top of this page.

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

1. Subsidised Standard
$5,597.00
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
$1,092.00
3. Subsidised Trainee
$3,180.00
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
$636.00

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

Course Materials
$1,060.00

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

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

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

  • Attend an interview
  • 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
  • Register with the Australian Apprenticeship Support Network

Applicants must also be employed in the wine industry if not undertaking a traineeship.

Core Units
FDFFS2001A
Implement the food safety program and procedures
FDFOHS2001A
Participate In OHS Processes
FDFOHS3001A
Contribute To OHS Processes
FDFOP2063A
Apply quality systems and procedures
FDFOP2064A
Provide and apply workplace information
FDFPPL3002A
Report On Workplace Performance
MSAENV272B
Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
AHCARB205A
Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCCHM101A
Follow Basic Chemical Safety Rules
AHCCHM201A
Apply Chemicals Under Supervision
AHCCHM303A
Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304A
Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCMOM202A
Operate Tractors
AHCPCM301A
Implement A Plant Nutrition Program
AHCSOL401A
Sample Soils And Interpret Results
FDFBP2001A
Operate The Bottle Supply Process
FDFBP2002A
Operate The Carton Erection Process
FDFBP2003A
Operate The Carton Packing Process
FDFBP2004A
Operate The Bottle Sealing Process
FDFBP2008A
Perform Packaging Equipment Changeover
FDFBP2009A
Operate The Bottle Capsuling Process
FDFBP2011A
Operate The Palletising Process
FDFBP3001A
Operate The Bottle Filling Process
FDFBP3002A
Operate The Labelling Process
FDFCD2001A
Conduct Winery And/Or Site Tours
FDFCD2002A
Promote Wine Tourism Information
FDFCD2003A
Evaluate Wines (Standard)
FDFCD2004A
Perform Cellar Door Stock Control Procedure
FDFCD2005A
Sell Cellar Door Products And Services
FDFCD3001A
Evaluate Wines (Advanced)
FDFCEL2001A
Perform Oak Handling Activities
FDFCEL2002A
Perform Fermentation Operations
FDFCEL2003A
Operate The Ion Exchange Process
FDFCEL2005A
Operate The Pressing Process
FDFCEL2006A
Operate Clarification By Separation (Centrifugation) Process
FDFCEL2007A
Prepare And Monitor Wine Cultures
FDFCEL2010A
Operate The Fine Filtration Process
FDFCEL2011A
Perform Heat Exchange Operations
FDFCEL2012A
Handle Spirits
FDFCEL2013A
Operate The Pressure Leaf Filtration Process
FDFCEL2014A
Operate The Rotary Vacuum Filtration Process
FDFCEL2015A
Perform Must Draining Operations
FDFCEL2016A
Operate The Crushing Process
FDFCEL2017A
Prepare And Make Additions And Finings
FDFCEL2018A
Carry Out Inert Gas Handling Operations
FDFCEL2019A
Carry Out Transfer Operations
FDFCEL3002A
Operate The Continuous Clarification By Separation (Flotation) Process
FDFCEL3004A
Perform De-aromatising, De-alcoholising Or De-sulphuring Operations
FDFFS3001A
Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs
FDFLAB2001A
Perform Basic Analytical Tests
FDFLAB2002A
Perform Basic Microbiological Tests
FDFLAB2003A
Perform Basic Packaging Tests And Inspections
FDFLAB2006A
Record Laboratory Data
FDFLAB2009A
Perform Packaging Quality Control Procedures
FDFLAB2010A
Prepare Product Or Show Samples
FDFLAB2011A
Use Basic Laboratory Equipment
FDFOP2003A
Clean equipment in place
FDFOP2004A
Clean and sanitise equipment
FDFOP2065A
Work In Confined Spaces In The Food And Beverage Industries
FDFWGG2001A
Bench Graft Vines
FDFWGG2003A
Hand Prune Vines
FDFWGG2004A
Undertake Irrigation Systems Maintenance Activities
FDFWGG2008A
Train Vines
FDFWGG2009A
Operate Specialised Canopy Management Equipment
FDFWGG2010A
Field Graft Vines
FDFWGG2011A
Install Irrigation Components
FDFWGG2013A
Deliver Injection Requirements
FDFWGG2014A
Operate The Irrigation System
FDFWGG2015A
Support Mechanical Harvesting Operations
FDFWGG2016A
Install And Maintain Vine Trellis
FDFWGG2017A
Recognise Disorders And Identify Pests And Diseases
FDFWGG2018A
Operate Vineyard Equipment
FDFWGG2019A
Perform Vertebrate Pest Control Activities
FDFWGG2022A
Take And Process Vine Cuttings
FDFWGG2023A
Carry Out Basic Canopy Maintenance
FDFWGG2024A
Pick Grapes By Hand
FDFWGG2025A
Plant Vines By Hand
FDFWGG3001A
Apply Chemicals And Biological Agents
FDFWGG3002A
Coordinate Canopy Management Activities
FDFWGG3003A
Coordinate Crop Harvesting Activities
FDFWGG3006A
Coordinate Hand Pruning Activities
FDFWGG3007A
Implement An Irrigation Schedule
FDFWGG3008A
Operate A Mechanical Harvester
FDFWGG3010A
Implement A Soil Management Program
FDFWGG3012A
Monitor And Control Vine Disorders And Damage
FDFWGG3013A
Operate Spreading And Seeding Equipment
FDFWIN2001A
Perform Effectively In A Wine Industry Workplace
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
MSMWHS200
Work safely
SITHFAB002
Provide responsible service of alcohol
TLILIC2001
Licence to operate a forklift truck

Assessment methods may include:

  • Students complete a written learner guide per unit
  • Workplace observation and competency assessment
  • Third party consultation with workplace supervisors

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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/workplace hours.

The course is 3 years full time and requires the completion of 25 units of competency; 7 core units and 18 elective units.

Some elective units require attendance at workshops at GOTAFE campuses.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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