Primary Industries & Science

Wine and Viticulture

Food and Wine Management

The Diploma of Food and Wine Management has been offered successfully for ten years. The course continues to attract national and international students who are enthusiastic to learn in one of the world’s most famous wine regions.

The only course of its kind in Australia, the Diploma is a comprehensive program developed hand-in-hand with industry that prepares students with the skills and knowledge required for management and leadership roles in the food and wine industry.

The Diploma of Food and Wine provides higher-level training

(i.e. innovation, research and development, food safety, international markets) and supports the future direction of the South Australian food and beverage industry.

Our TAFE SA graduates are in high demand and have gained employment with well-known Australian businesses such as Jacobs Creek, Two Hands Winery, Ferment Asian Restaurant, Appellation Restaurant, Kaesler and Chateau Yaldara.

Where else would you want to study Food and Wine Management, but in one of the most picturesque and famous wine regions in the world?

Studying in the Barossa is more than just an educational experience. Attracting students from all over Australia and the world, the Barossa Valley promises an experience rich in history, tradition and culture; where students can experience first-hand the food and wine industry at its very best.

Located only one hour from Adelaide, the Barossa Valley offers a regional lifestyle while still being close to the city. With over 200 cellar doors on Adelaide’s doorstep, you can easily enjoy South Australia’s other famous wine regions, including the Clare Valley, McLaren Vale and Coonawarra. Boasting some of the world’s best Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Riesling, Semillon and artisan foods, your wine and food adventure truly starts here.


Facilities available at Barossa Campus

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Employment Opportunities

Opportunities exist to gain wine industry employment in
• Winery cellar door sales outlets
• Restaurants - as a sommelier or waiter
• Tourism – eg Jacobs Creek Tourism Centre

Course Aims

The Diploma of Food and Wine Management provides students with opportunities to participate in a range of theoretical and technical activities integral to regional food and wine business operations.

This course aims to give individuals the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the broad theoretical and practical concepts of food and wine processing
  • Apply analytical and critical solutions to problems arising in wine and food production, processing and evaluation
  • Analyse current wine, food and tourism practices and contribute to the development of new procedures and practices
  • Apply skills and knowledge to food and wine enterprises, with depth in some areas, i.e. biological science of food products and advanced evaluation of classic grape varieties
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources relating to food and wine
  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of quality, workplace health and safety, communication, and business compliance
  • Understand the interconnectedness of local regional tourism with the food and wine industries.

The course aims to provide participants with:

  • Realistic job experiences in the food and wine production industry
  • An understanding of the nature of gastronomy tourism for local and international visitors
  • The opportunity to put in practice skills and knowledge learnt off the job
  • An experience of different enterprise cultures, systems and work practices
  • Valuable work references
  • Insight into a range of career paths

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For more information or to speak with one of our course advisors:
T: (08) 8562 0500