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
  • Flinders University
  • 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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Flinders University offers a Bachelor of International Business (Wine, Spirits and Tourism), which prepares you to lead the growing wine, spirits and tourism industries, market their products globally and bring to life new innovations. You will graduate career ready with the course’s unique combination of business education and sector specific knowledge, graduating with an entrepreneurial spirit and skills to work across the value chain. The degree can be taken online or on campus, includes industry placements, teaching from real-life industry experts and includes the WSET Level 2 in Wine qualification.
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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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