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Friday, 29 May 2020 # 8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST

 * Hospitality Education Grant applications close 5pm, Friday 29 May *


With on-premise venues being forced to close their doors due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sommeliers Australia is pleased to announce its support of the hard-hit hospitality industry through the development of the Hospitality Education Grant.

The Hospitality Education Grant aims to help keep morale high by giving hospitality professionals the opportunity to increase their wine and spirits knowledge and skills while they are unable to work.

Partnering with the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the Hospitality Education Grant will offer eligible hospitality professionals the opportunity to study either WSET Level 1 in Wine and Spirits online, for free.

WSET will provide complimentary access to its Online Classroom for eligible students to study either WSET Level 1 in Wine or Spirits. Courses will be facilitated by WSET’s network of Approved Programme Providers (APPs) in Australia, and will last approximately 5 weeks.


How can I apply for the Hospitality Education Grant?
Hospitality professionals over the age of 18 can apply for the Hospitality Education Grant until Friday 29 May, with priority being given to Sommeliers Australia members and those unable to apply for JobSeeker or JobKeeper.

The Hospitality Education Grant offers hospitality staff who haven’t previously undertaken WSET Level 1 training the opportunity to receive a grant covering:

  • the cost of studying WSET Level 1 Award in Wine or WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits online
  • the cost of sitting the WSET Level 1 Award exam (once COVID restrictions are lifted)
  • a 1 year Sommeliers Australia Professional membership.

Individuals interested in applying for the grant can do so by completing the online application form and submitting their CV (see link below).

Grant recipients will need to complete the course and exam* by end of July 2020 (the date of the exam will be dependent on COVID restrictions).




For more information about the Hospitality Education Grant please our What’s News page.


Friday, 29 May 2020
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST
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