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Diploma of Viticulture

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The Diploma of Viticulture is the recognised qualification to become a Vineyard Manager. You'll gain specialised knowledge in viticulture, including grape production, soil and crop management, and irrigation design and maintenance.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
2 years part-time
Course Code
AHC51519
Study Mode
In person

About this course

The Diploma of Viticulture is the recognised qualification to become a Vineyard Manager. You'll gain specialised knowledge in viticulture, including grape production, soil and crop management, and irrigation design and maintenance.

You'll learn to manage the end-to-end winemaking process, from planning a plant establishment process through to evaluating wine and managing budgets.

The diploma can be taken as purely a viticulture stream, or a viticulture and wine stream which includes two wine units providing a comprehensive study of the winemaking process.
In addition, the diploma can be co-delivered with AHC40416 Certificate IV Horticulture.

This course is delivered online, and supported by additional workshops.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Applicants also need to have:

  • Intermediate computer skills
  • It is highly desirable that students be employed on a vineyard. Where students are not actively employed on a vineyard they must obtain access to a vineyard

Please note: This qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school

Study locations

Wangaratta - Tone Road

Career pathways

The Diploma of Viticulture is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Viticulture industry.

Working in this industry may involve seasonal work, with some peak activity periods during the year based on the grape growing schedule. Viticulture industry employees should expect some periods of extended working hours during these peak periods, which may vary depending on the employer and also the grape-growing region.

Roles may include vineyard manager, supervisor or foreperson; or grape liaison officer, grape purchasing officer or viticultural technical officer.

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.