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

 


2020 Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania Introductory & Certified Workshops

The Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania will present preparatory workshops throughout Australia
in early 2020, for students who are currently enrolled or who are considering applying for
Introductory and/or Certified accreditation in 2020.

Led by Master Sommeliers, each 3-hour workshop will be comprised of a theory overview, followed by a tasting session of 6 wines, service overview, study techniques and will conclude with a brief Q&A.

Tickets are $78 per person + $2.45 booking fee and once purchased, are non-refundable. Strictly 18+.

For more information and to register visit: Court of Master Sommeliers Oceania 2020 Workshops

SYDNEY
Tuesday 4 February, 9am – 12pm
Ivy Tasting Room

MELBOURNE
Monday 17 February, 9am – 12pm
Vue de Monde

BRISBANE
Monday 3 February, 10.30am – 1.30pm
Howard Smith Wharves

PERTH
Monday 2 March, 9am – 12pm
State Buildings

ADELAIDE
Tuesday 3 March, 9am – 12pm
Mayfair Hotel

HOBART
Monday 9 March, 9am – 12pm
Mona


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 programmes:

2020 Prospectus

Advanced Sommelier Certificate 2020