Wine Education Courses

Wine Communicators of Australia partners with a range of wine education institutes to provide members with options to further their  professional development in the wine industry. These partners include:

  • Ehrenberg Bass Institute
  • Flinders University
  • Tafe SA
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Wine Business Solutions
  • Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) 

For more information about these partners and the courses that they offer see below.

Based at the University of South Australia Business School, the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute is the world’s largest centre for research into marketing. Our team of 50+ marketing scientists are advancing marketing knowledge, busting pseudo-science and marketing myths, and teaching marketers how marketing really works and how brands grow. Through our Corporate Sponsorship Program we help companies all over the world to develop and benefit from a culture of evidence-based marketing.
Flinders University is preparing a new generation of business leaders with new ways of thinking, and new skills for the future. As an innovator in contemporary education, with leading wine academics and wine industry experts, Flinders Business students graduate career ready for a future in international wine business, tourism and export management.
The University of Adelaide is a world-class research and teaching institution. We are centred on discovering new knowledge, pursuing innovation and preparing the educated leaders of tomorrow. For over 140 years the University of Adelaide has pushed the boundaries in business education, delivering innovative and transformative courses, and producing a network of alumni that have gone on to make a real-world impact in the world of business. With a unique emphasis on both the production and sales aspects of wine, the University’s Wine Business programs are tailored for career in the industry.
Building upon 30 years’ experience in wine and spirits industry training, TAFE SA launched the Wine & Spirits School (WSS) in September 2019, which brings together TAFE SA’s specialist short courses and globally recognised training under one banner. The school’s focus is on professional-level courses for those working in the industry, from grape growing and viticulture to small bars and hospitality, and for people with a serious interest in wine and spirits. Delivered by highly-regarded industry experts with an unparalleled wealth of professional hands-on experience, WSS courses aim to develop comprehensive product knowledge and tasting skills, covering the significant wines and wine regions of the world.
Wine Business Solutions (WBS) has, for 17 years, been the only private provider of wine business education in Australia. Over 1300 wine business owners and senior managers across Australia NZ and South Africa have attended WBS’ 2 days workshops. WBS uses original research into the most profitable and highest growth sales channels to inform global best practice management consulting advice.
WSET offers qualifications across four levels, from one-day beginner courses through to an expert level diploma. Qualification levels 1 to 3 (with the exception of the Level 3 Award in Spirits) are recognised by the UK Government (Ofqual). WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirits knowledge. They are designed to inspire and empower those who are just starting out in their careers, as well as established professionals, and the many enthusiasts who have a passion for wine, spirits and sake.