Learn about wines through a 4 week online study programme that is flexible to work around your existing commitments. The Level 1 Award in Wines Online covers the same syllabus as the classroom course, but through a supported and interactive Online Classroom.

You will learn how to taste wine using a systematic approach and be able to identify the main styles of wine. You’ll also learn to apply these to your own food and wine choices.

As you work through the course you will be asked to share your learning experience with the rest of the course group, by sharing your tasting notes. Tasting is an essential part of studying for this course, and you will need to taste a minimum of 6 wines (can be provided at a discounted price of $150).

The course covers:

  • The main types and styles of wine
  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics
  • How to make food and wine pairings
  • Online tasting of six wines with educator feedback (students to provide their own samples)
  • How to store and serve wine
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

No prior knowledge is required. The course is delivered online and in English therefore basic computer literacy, internet navigation skills and a good level of English are required.

The course starts online on the 14th of April. It contains of 7 modules that students work through at their own pace.

A minimum of 12 hours of study is recommended to successfully complete the course and participation is essential.

Exam to be held at Wine House Australia, 133 Queensbridge Street, Southbank VIC 3006 with the date to be confirmed due to Covid-19. Please note the student is still required to physically come to our venue to take the exam.

The cost of $255 includes access to our Online Classroom, online tuition and examination.

Additionally we offer a selected 6 pack of Wines for the tasting component of the course at a discounted rate of $150

Please note: no refunds will be issued within 10 working days prior to the start of the course. Before that period a 75% refund is allowed if a student cancels their enrolment. A 100% refund will apply if Wine House cancels. Please note there is a re-sit exam fee of $150 if a student does not attend the exam for any reason.

We recommend students download and read the specification from Wine House prior to booking.


For all enquiries please contact [email protected]