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 Spirits School
  • 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.

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.

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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