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 42 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

you must have:

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 42 month course
$350 - $621
$2,452 - $4,346
$235 - $416
$1,645 - $2,915

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$547 - $969
$3,827 - $6,784
    • You will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before an offer will be made. To access subsidised training you will be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
    • Course will commence in May 2020
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • 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
  • 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

    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
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