Diploma of Viticulture

National Code: AHC51516
TAFE SA Code: TP01045


Take your career to the next level and develop your knowledge and skills in vineyard planning and establishment, grape production, wine production and evaluation, staff management, and financial aspects of vineyard management.

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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

Viticulturist and Vineyard Hand Viticulturist and Vineyard Hand

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access VET Student Loans are required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills, or provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2 or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

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Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

  • Upfront Payment

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

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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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

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include Viticulture farm manager, Vineyard supervisor, Junior manager.

    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

    Diploma of Viticulture (AHC51516)
    This course includes skills in managing staff, diagnosing plant health problems, developing a grape production plan and monitoring soils for production. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 6 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.

    * 2019 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 www.training.gov.au.

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


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop a grape production plan 180
    Diagnose plant health problems 120
    Manage Staff 140
    Monitor and manage soils for production projects 120


    Name Nominal Hours
    Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs 80
    Develop an organic management plan 120
    Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies 140
    Develop and manage a chemical strategy 80
    Manage work health and safety processes 90
    Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops 130
    Prepare reports 60
    Prepare the enterprise for organic certification 140
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