Wine & Spirit Trust (WSET) in Australia

The Wine & Spirit Trust (WSET) was established in the UK in 1969. Today, WSET is available in 70 countries, and provides internationally recognised wine, spirits and sake education. WSET offers nine qualifications designed for not only passionate enthusiasts and those starting out in their wine related careers, but also for experienced professionals looking to further their knowledge.

www.wsetglobal.com

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Qualification Learning outcomes

If you are new to wine, this qualification is for you. Participants will receive a hands-on introduction to the world of wine through sight, smell and taste. Time will be spent exploring the main grape varieties and their characteristics, as well as learning food and wine pairing with an intensive practical session.

After successful completion of a multiple-choice exam, participants will receive an official WSET certificate and pin.

Curriculum:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to store and serve wine
  • The principles of food and wine pairing
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Systematic Approach

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines & Spirits

Qualification Learning outcomes

This qualification will provide a solid understanding of major grape varieties and their regions. Participants will learn about classifications, laws and relevant labelling terminology of all major grape varieties around the world to ensure they understand what is inside a bottle simply by looking at the label. Key production techniques of spirits and liquors will also be covered, as well as food and wine pairing.

After successful completion of a multiple-choice exam, participants will receive an official WSET certificate and pin.

Curriculum:

  • Tasting technique and food & wine pairing
  • Factors influencing Wine Style, Quality and Price
  • Chardonnay and Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Sauvignon Blanc
  • Syrah, Grenache & Riesling
  • Other white grape varieties & wines
  • Other black grape varieties & wines
  • Sweet & sparkling wine
  • Fortified & spirits

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Qualification Learning outcomes

This qualification will provide participants with a detailed, comprehensive understanding of grape growing, winemaking and environmental factors influencing wine style and quality. Graduates will have the ability to accurately assess wine and explain the style and quality of wines from France, Italy, Spain, South Africa and much more.

After successful completion of a blind tasting, multiple choice and short answer examination graduates will receive an official WSET certificate and pin.

Curriculum:

  • Natural & human influences in the vineyard
  • Human influences in the winery
  • White wines of Germany, Alsace, Hungary and Austria
  • White Wines of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Bordeaux
  • Red and Rosé Wines of Bordeaux, South West France and the Loire Valley
  • Red Wines of Burgundy and the Red and White Wines of the Northern Rhône Valley
  • Red, white and rosé wines of the Southern Rhône Valley, Southern France; Red wines of Spain part 1 and white wines of Spain and Portugal
  • Red Wines of Northern Spain and Red and White Wines of Northern Italy
  • Red and White wines of Central and Southern Italy, the Red Wines of Portugal, and the Red and White wines of Greece
  • Premium red and white regions of the world
  • Regional specialities
  • Sparkling & Fortified

WSET Level 4 Diploma

Qualification Learning outcomes

Level 4 is universally viewed as the stepping stone to the Master of Wine Qualification, and as such provides an incredibly in-depth understanding of wines and spirits. Wine and spirit production, regions, styles and global trade will all be covered as individual modules and participants will emerge with a huge amount of wine and spirit knowledge and be true specialists in the industry.

After successful completion of a series of intensive theory and practical exams, participants will receive an official WSET certificate and pin, and are able to use the post-nominal DipWSET and associated WSET certified logo.


WSET Course Providers

Victoria

City Wine Shop
159 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact: Jeremy Prideaux
Ph:
(03) 9654 6657
info@citywineshop.net.au
www.citywineshop.net.au


Prince Wine Store
177 Bank Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Ph: 03 9686 3033
wset@princewinestore.com.au
www.princewinestore.com.au


Wine House
133 Queensbridge Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Contact: Gil Sykes
Ph:
61 3 9698 8000
gill@winehouse.com.au
www.winehouse.com.au

New South Wales

Globe in a Glass
1/4 Cariboo Close
Mona Vale NSW 2103

Contact: Luke Collard
Ph: 0434 839 536
globeinaglass@gmail.com
www.globeinaglass.com.au


McWilliam’s Wine Academy
PO Box 80
Greenacre NSW 2190

Contact: Michael Quirk
Ph: (02) 9722 1200
customerservice@mcwilliamswines.com.au
www.mcwilliamswinesgroup.com/education


Northern Sydney Institute – Sydney Wine Academy
Ryde College
250 Blaxland Road
Ryde NSW 2112

Contact: Clive Hartley
Ph: (02) 9448 6249
www.nsi.tafensw.edu.au/swa


Prince Wine Store
40 Hansard Street
Zetland NSW 2017

Contact: Anke Hansen
Ph: 02 9663 4665
wset@princewinestore.com.au
www.princewinestore.com.au


Wine Construct
27 Ruthven Street
Bondi NSW 2022

wset@wineconstruct.com
www.wineconstruct.com

Queensland

Queensland College of Wine Tourism
PO Box 318 / 22 Caves Road
Stanthorpe QLD 4385

Contact: Peter Orr
Ph:
(07) 4685 5050
www.qcwt.com.au


Sirromet Wines
PO Box 1332
Capalaba QLD 4157

Contact: Adam Chapman
Ph: (07) 3206 2999
www.sirromet.com/about-us/wine-and-spirits-education-training/

South Australia

TAFE SA Urrbrae Campus
P.O. Box 744
Tanunda SA 5352

Contact: Gillian Gordon-Smith
Ph: (08) 8562 0563
www.tafesa.edu.au/courses/food-beverage/wine-viticulture


Wine Academy
GPO Box 683
Adelaide SA 5001

Contact: Alexandra Prichard
Ph: 0414 562 859
www. wineacademy.com.au

Western Australia

Curtin University of Technology
Lot 272 Bussell Highway
Margaret River WA 6285

Ph: (08) 9780 5829
www.curtin.edu.au