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New wine testing qualification

Mar 20, 2015

wine testing in labTAFE SA offers new wine testing qualification at Gilles Plains with reduced fees for a limited time!

Due to overwhelming interest, TAFE SA’s Veterinary and Applied Science Centre (VASC) has introduced a new wine testing course to the general public which is subsidised under the State Government’s Skills for All Initiative.

The Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (Specialising in Wine Testing) (MSL30109), previously only offered to those working in a wine laboratory, has a particular focus on the methodologies used in the wine laboratory industry. Highlights of the course include familiarisation with common laboratory techniques and a practical focus on wine chemistry and wine microbiological testing.

TAFE SA lecturer and course coordinator, Louise McDiarmid said significant interest has been shown in the course, “in late 2014 we ran a series of one day workshops in small regional communities to teach some of the techniques that a lab technician might use in a wine laboratory over vintage, it was very successful and has resulted in the development of the course in metropolitan Adelaide,” Ms McDiarmid said.

The blended methodology course runs from March 27 until mid-November 2015 and involves a combination of online learning and practical block sessions at TAFE SA Gilles Plains campus.

The practical blocks will run on the following dates from 9:30am to 4:30pm each day.

Monday 22 June to Thursday 26 June
Monday 14 September to Wednesday 16 September
Monday 2 November to Wednesday 4 November

Attendance at all practical sessions is compulsory for successful completion of the course.

This course is funded through the South Australian Government’s Skills for All initiative. Visit the Skills for All eligibility page for eligibility criteria. 

For a limited time TAFE SA will also waive the student contribution fee for eligible students on all units studied and completed prior to the end of Semester 1, 2015.

Visit the Laboratory Technology course page and click on the Certificate III in Laboratory Skills (Specialising in Wine Testing) course to apply.

For more information on the qualification please call 8207 1100
or email the Veterinary and Applied Science Centre.