AgSkilled 2.0 Training Program

Through the NSW Government approved AgSkilled 2.0 Training Program, a number of courses for people working in the Wine Industry (classified as 'Viticulture' for these courses) will be made available free of charge to eligible NSW wine industry producers and employees over the next 3 years.

The NSW AgSkilled program aims to increase industry workforce skill levels, retain a skilled workforce and attract new industry entrants to underpin the growth of the NSW wine industry. The funded training for NSW wine is a unique opportunity for our industry members to update, re-skill or undertake new training, so we are all fit for the exciting future of NSW wine.

We encourage you to apply for these courses as they provide essential skills and training to you and your workforce. There are a broad range of fully funded courses available online through the AgSkilled Website and also through one of the main training providers TOCAL College website.

The courses are run in region and tailored to suit each industry. Some of the upcoming courses relevant to the NSW wine industry include;

Apply Biosecurity Measure 

This course is a 1-day face to face course and will be held in Pokolbin on 29 April 2022. It is fully subsidised by AgSkilled for eligible participants. 

Full info on the course can be seen here

The course has been designed for vineyard workers and will teach you how to:

  • identify a range of biosecurity threats to vineyard operations
  • accessing and understanding a biosecurity plan
  • completing risk identification and determine control measures
  • identifying how to incorporate and apply control measures in their work
  • completing cleaning and hygiene operations.

To apply for the course please complete the below application:

Grapevine Integrated Pest & Disease Management 

Looking to develop or refresh your skills in grapevine pest and disease management?  You are invited to participate in an interactive, thought-provoking course for wine industry personnel who want to better understand integrated grapevine pest and disease management.

Click HERE to get further information and register.

Drones in Agriculture 

Designed by farmers for farmers and delivered by highly experienced drone operator Ben Watts, this course will teach you how to use drones to collect data to help make informed decisions such as refined fertiliser, and weed management plans and monitoring and maximising the efficiency of farm water systems.

Click HERE to get further information and register.

Corporate Governance

This course is for agricultural industries personnel in NSW who want to contribute to their industry and community committees, organisations and boards and will focus on how to effectively manage meetings, organising the minutes and reporting meeting outcomes. There will also be a focus on the roles, responsibilities and behavioural protocols required of people working within organisational structures as well as considerations when entering and managing contracts for funding or staff, stakeholder engagement, risk and monitoring performance.

Click HERE to get further information and register.

AgSkilled is an initiative supported by the NSW Government

For a full calendar list of all upcoming courses click HERE

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If you have any colleagues that are not already signed up, please also encourage them to do so, so that no important announcements or updates are missed.

NSW Wine Industry Partners

Upcoming Events

2 August 2022

Pruning & Vine Health Workshop

When: Tuesday 2nd
August, 8.15am - 4.30pm

Where: Swinging Bridge
winery, Orange

Cost: $495 per person,
including GST - Morning tea and lunch provided

Register Here...

3 August 2022

Free On-Premise workshop

Register for the free On-premise workshop in the Hunter Valley, that will assist NSW wine businesses become stronger in the NSW On-Premise channel.


August, Sept, Oct 2022

NSW Wine Regional Trade Tasting

NSW Wine is hosting a series of regional tastings for the on-premise trade in Sydney. Part 2 will be starting soon, focusing on the exciting regions of Tumbarumba, Hilltops, Gundagai and the Riverina. For more info email:

October 2022

2022 NSW Wine Awards Judging

Entries into the 27th annual ICC Sydney NSW Wine Awards are now open with judging taking place at ICC Sydney in October.


TBC 2022

NSW Wine Awards Presentation

Join the Governor of NSW at a lavish lunch and be amongst the first to hear which NSW wines and winemakers have been crowned the best of the best in 2022.


March 2023

NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards

The next NSW Sommelier's Wine List Awards will open in early 2023. To find out more about these Awards and see who were the 2022 #nswwinestar click below.

Find out more...