Training & Scholarships
There are currently no training opportunities scheduled. Below is information on previous training and scholarship applications for your reference.
2023 Spring Vine Health Field DaysAs part of the MOU between NSW Wine and the NSW government, the skills development program delivers the annual Spring Vine Health Field Days across NSW wine regions.
NSW Wine WSET Scholarships
NSW Wine is continuing to deliver programs under the NSW Wine - NSW Government MOU that support our industry grow and up-skill our workforce. Over the past few months this has meant awarding more than 20 WSET2 Scholarships to regional on-premise staff in Orange and the Hunter Valley and next for the on-premise staff in the Murrumbateman area.
These regional scholarships have been in addition to awarding WSET2 and 3 Scholarships to Greater Sydney on-premise staff throughout 2023.
NSW Wine will continue to award scholarships regionally and for Greater Sydney staff over the next 12 months, so watch this space for details.
NSW Wine Sydney WSET Scholarships 2023
These scholarships are now closed
The NSW Wine WSET Scholarship program is part of the MOU between the NSW Wine Industry and the NSW Government.
NSW Wine recognises that education and training is key to career and industry development so under this new initiative we will be offering 15 full scholarships for the 2023 season, for The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) training programs at The Sydney Wine Academy at TAFE NSW Ryde.
The 15 scholarships (ten for the WSET Level 2 Awards in Wines course and five for the WSET Level 3 Awards in Wines course) are open to anyone working within the Greater Sydney On and Off Premise drinks trades, who can travel to TAFE NSW Ryde or TAFE NSW Ultimo during the below dates in 2023.
Current dates and times
- WSET Level 2 Awards in Wines - at TAFE RYDE
Every Monday for 4 weeks, 6.30 pm - 9.00 pm, from 6th March to 15th May
- WSET Level 2 Awards in Wines - at TAFE ULTIMO
3-day Block, 9.00am to 5.00pm, from 17th April to 19th April
- WSET Level 3 Awards in Wines - at TAFE RYDE
Every Monday for 17 weeks, 9.00 am -11.30 am, from 24th April to 14th August
- WSET Level 3 Awards in Wines - at TAFE ULTIMO
A shorter block or weekend course can be organised if there is enough interest. Dates TBC
Successful scholarship recipients will have 100% of the cost of their selected WSET course and assessment exam covered.
Diploma of Viticulture - free of charge
This program is now closed
The Kurri Kurri campus of TAFE NSW is pleased to advise that enrolment is now open for a new Diploma of Viticulture course to commence on 24th April in Term 2 of this year.
And even better news, this course will be free of charge for those who meet the basic Smart and Skilled requirements (Australian Citizen with a NSW address).
Part time - 2 years/8 study Terms
2 x 3hr online sessions per week (school holidays excluded) + approx. 4 hours/week personal study time
1 x 3 day training/assessment block each Term at the Kurri Kurri campus winery
10 x units of study
The units of study in this course are:
- AHCBAC509 – Plan and manage long-term weed, pest, and disease control in crops
- AHCBIO305 – Apply biosecurity measures
- AHCBUS511 – Manage enterprise staff requirements
- AHCPHT508 – Develop a grape production plan
- AHCSOL505 – Monitor and manage soils for production
- AHCWAT503 – Manage water systems
- AHCPHT509 – Evaluate wine
- AHCWHS502 – Manage work health and safety processes
- AHCPHT510 – Manage a wine making process
- AHCPHT413 – Oversee vineyard practices
Ready to take the next step….you can enrol HERE for this course.