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Diploma of Wine
University of Southern Queensland - Toowoomba/Queensland College of Wine Tourism

Course outline

Examine the fundamental concepts of wine science with USQ’s Diploma of Wine, the only undergraduate Diploma of its kind currently offered in Australia. In addition to the core courses you can broaden your skills with a minor in Grape Growing, Wine Making or Wine Business Management. Gain valuable industry experience during the residential school courses at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism in Stanthorpe, Queensland, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and gain hands on experience with wine industry hosts. You will also have the opportunity to achieve internationally recognised certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. The Diploma Wine is a qualification in its own right, and you can stop there if you want to, but it is also a pathway to a Bachelor degree. This means that the eight courses you study can count towards a Bachelor of Science (Wine Science).


Students must attend three, week-long residential schools at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism during the program.

Admissions Criteria

For information about the admissions criteria for the University of Southern Queensland and for this course, refer to USQ’s website.

Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C)

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Career opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to work in vineyards, wineries or in a business managerial role. Career areas may include viticulturist and vineyard management, grower liaison, agronomy, plant and soil health, wine making, cellar management, laboratory management, wine sales and cellar door management, wine marketing, distribution, imports and exports, wine warehousing, vineyard and winery supply sales, wine journalism and more.

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AQF Diploma
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Full time, External
Course Duration

1 year Full time or 2 years External

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