This programme is scheduled over 19 weeks including classroom study, practical work and winery internship.
$482 plus $120 Student Services Levy
A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees.
NZ2722 - New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3)
This programme is an intensive programme on the basics of winemaking and finishing, procedures during a winery harvest, and working in a cellar team.
|This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)|
The first six weeks you will have an introduction into the wine industry, basics of winemaking and also practice the tasks required to work successfully in a cellar vintage crew.
The practical days out in wineries increase through the programme.
This leads to the opportunity of a paid practical vintage placement for 7-8 weeks while classes are paused to allow for uninterrupted support to vineyards.
Post-vintage the last course, Wine Management Post-Fermentation will be taught in part-time classes.
If you are keen to see if you want to have a career in the wine industry, this is the perfect programme for you. It gives you a pathway into winery work, if you have no current experience.
This programme can also lead onto further study on the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking.