The Court of Master Sommeliers was established in 1977 to encourage improved standards of beverage service in hotels and restaurants.

Education was then, and remains today the Court’s charter. In 2008, the first Court of Master Sommeliers programme was held in Australia and since then over 1000 sommeliers have participated in CMS training programmes in Australia. Students now attend the courses from throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific region.

In Australia, The Court of Master Sommeliers offers one intake per year for The Introductory Sommelier Certificate and Certified Sommelier; with The Advanced Sommelier Certificate held once every two years. Courses are currently held in Sydney and/or Melbourne.

The Court of Master Sommeliers offers four levels of professional certification for Sommeliers and Beverage professionals:

  • Introductory Sommelier
  • Certified Sommelier
  • Advanced Sommelier
  • Master Sommelier

The intensive education and examination programme guides aspiring Masters through four increasingly rigorous levels of coursework and examination, culminating in the Master Sommelier Diploma Examination. Students must first pass each level before proceeding onto higher levels of certification, irrespective of prior learning or experience.

Students are encouraged to visit the Court of Master Sommeliers website for more information and to view upcoming course dates and locations.

Contact Information:

Franck Moreau MS

Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania

 


ANNOUNCING: 2020 Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania programme dates

Sydney

Introductory Sommelier Certificate

Sun April 5 – Tues April 7, 2020

 

Certified Sommelier Examination

Tues April 7, 2020

 

Advanced Sommelier Certificate (Invitation Only)

Sun Aug 16 – Thurs Aug 20, 2020

 

Melbourne

Introductory Sommelier Certificate

Sun June 28 – Tues June 30, 2020

 

Certified Sommelier Examination

Tues June 30, 2020

 

Brisbane

Introductory Sommelier Certificate

Sun Oct 25 – Tues Oct 27, 2020

 

Certified Sommelier Examination

Tues Oct 27, 2020

 

Click below for more information regarding the Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania prgrammes:

2020 Prospectus

Advanced Sommelier Certificate 2020