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:

  • The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI)
  • Ehrenberg Bass Institute
  • TAFE SA Wine and Spirit School
  • The University of Adelaide
  • Wine Business Solutions
  • Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) 

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

The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is the Australian grape and wine industry’s own research organisation. It supports a sustainable and successful grape and wine industry through world class research, practical solutions and knowledge transfer.

The AWRI offers a range of education programs including the Advanced Wine Assessment Course, the Advanced Viticulture Course and Research to Practice workshops.

The University of Adelaide unites and serves those striving to change the world—and themselves—for the better. It’s a place where history is made. As the only University in Australia offering wine business qualifications from an AACSB accredited Business School, supported by world-class research and teaching facilities in viticulture and oenology through the internationally renowned Waite Campus, we are here to support the sustainable growth of the wine sector.
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.
TAFE SA offer a diverse range of courses, from the prestigious WSET courses to the French and Italian Wine Scholar programs to the Barossa Wine School, small batch winemaking and everything in between. Our strong connections to industry enable us to seek out new and exciting opportunities for wine and spirits professionals, as well as provide ongoing development and pathways to further study. TAFE SA has been a leader in wine and spirits education for more than 30 years. Delivered by industry experts, our globally recognised professional courses aim to develop comprehensive product knowledge and tasting skills, covering the significant wines and wine regions of the world.
WSET offers qualifications across four levels, from one-day beginner courses through to an expert level diploma. Wine qualification levels 1 to 4 are recognised by the UK Government (Ofqual). WSET qualifications are globally recognised as the international standard in wine and spirit 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, spirit and sake.
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.
Halliday Wine Companion recently launched Halliday Wine Academy, an education platform dedicated to helping wine lovers and professionals grow their knowledge.

Our Introduction to Wine course aims to empower you with a good understanding of the Australian wine landscape, how wine is made, how to describe wine, how to approach food and wine matching and handy tips that address common wine questions.

If you’d like to enrol your team, reach out to for our industry rates.