Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (Wine Grape Growing)

National Code: FDF30411
TAFE SA Code: TP00958


You will learn the skills required by horticulturalists on wine grape properties or a manager or supervisor of a dedicated area within the wine processing industry with a focus on wine grape growing.

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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

  • Duration
    Full Fee
    Average cost per semester
    $1,914 - $3,392
    $1,226 - $2,173
    Total Fees for the 12 Months course
    $3,827 - $6,784
    $2,452 - $4,346

    Average cost per semester
    Total Fees for the 12 Month course
    Full Fee
    $1,914 - $3,392
    $3,827 - $6,784
    $1,226 - $2,173
    $2,452 - $4,346
    $822 - $1,458
    $1,645 - $2,915

    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

  • Upfront Payment

    This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply quality systems and procedures 30
    Contribute to OHS processes 40
    Implement the food safety program and procedures 30
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 30
    Participate in OHS processes 40
    Provide and apply workplace information 30
    Report on workplace performance 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply chemicals and biological agents 40
    Apply chemicals under supervision 30
    Apply first aid 18
    Carry out basic canopy maintenance 40
    Conduct routine maintenance 40
    Coordinate canopy management activities 20
    Coordinate crop harvesting activities 40
    Deliver injection requirements 20
    Follow basic chemical safety rules 10
    Hand prune vines 40
    Implement a plant nutrition program 60
    Implement an irrigation schedule 40
    Install and maintain vine trellis 20
    Install irrigation components 40
    Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
    Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
    Monitor and control vine disorders and damage 60
    Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs 70
    Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
    Operate spreading and seeding equipment 20
    Operate the irrigation system 40
    Operate tractors 40
    Operate vineyard equipment 40
    Perform shed nursery activities 40
    Perform vertebrate pest control activities 20
    Pick grapes by hand 20
    Plant vines by hand 20
    Prepare and apply chemicals 70
    Recognise disorders and identify pests and diseases 20
    Sample soils and interpret results 60
    Train vines 20
    Transport, handle and store chemicals 50
    Undertake irrigation systems maintenance activities 40
  • Employment Outcomes

    Vineyard work.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (Wine Grape Growing) (FDF30411)
    Skills covered include food safety programs, quality systems, workplace performance and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 7 core units and 18 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
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