Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in Australia

The Wine & Spirit Education 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.


PLEASE NOTE: While Sommeliers Australia does not conduct WSET courses, we have compiled a national list of WSET providers. Please scroll down to view our state-by-state lists of WSET Course Providers and their contact details.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Australian Capital Territory

Pialligo Estate
18 Kallaroo Road
Pialligo ACT 2609

Contact: Diana Ryan
 02 6247 6060


New South Wales

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

Contact: Luke Collard
Ph: 0434 839 536


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

Contact: Clive Hartley
Ph: 02 9448 6249

Prince Wine Store
40 Hansard Street
Zetland NSW 2017

Contact: Anke Hansen
Ph: 02 9663 4665

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Sydney based WSET Courses

Wine in Tuition
133 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Contact: Andrea Pritzker MW
Ph: 0409 955 726



IOW: Wine and Spirit Training
PO Box 276
Nundah QLD 4012

Contact: Martin O’Dee
 07 3868 1489

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

Contact: Peter Orr
 07 4685 5050

Sirromet Wines
PO Box 1332
Capalaba QLD 4157

Contact: Adam Chapman
Ph: 07 3206 2999

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Brisbane based WSET Courses

South Australia

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

Contact: Gillian Gordon-Smith
Ph: 08 8562 0563

Wine Academy
GPO Box 683
Adelaide SA 5001

Contact: Alexandra Prichard
Ph: 0414 562 859


City Wine Shop
159 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Contact: Rebekah or Janine
 03 9654 6657

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Melbourne & Mornington Peninsula based WSET Courses

Melbourne Polytechnic

77 St Georges Road
Preston VIC 3072

Contact: Ann Manning
Ph: 03 9269 1053

Melbourne Wine School

Contact: Andy Mcintyre
Ph: 0421 069 514

Prince Wine Store
177 Bank Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205

Ph: 03 9686 3033

Wine House
133 Queensbridge Street
Southbank VIC 3006

Contact: Gill Sykes
03 9698 8000

Western Australia

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

Ph: 08 9780 5829

Vinum Vitae Consultancy & Services
65 Palmerston Street
Northbridge WA 6000

Contact: Adrian Pereira
Ph: 0413 389 209