Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations

National Code: FBP20518
TAFE SA Code: TP01146


This qualification is for entry level workers in the wine industry across the various specialisations including cellar operations , bottling and packaging , viticulture and cellar door sales.

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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
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Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • 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

    This course provides key vocational skills for people who are working within a production or production support role within the wine industry.

    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 II in Wine Industry Operations (FBP20518)
    This course provides key vocational skills for people who are working within a production or production support role within the wine industry. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 3 core units and 10 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 elective 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 elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply quality systems and procedures 30
    Implement the food safety program and procedures 30
    Participate in work health and safety processes 40


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply sampling procedures 20
    Assist with pressurised irrigation operations 40
    Carry out inert gas handling operations 20
    Carry out transfer operations 20
    Clean and sanitise equipment 30
    Clean equipment in place 30
    Communicate wine industry information 40
    Conduct a standard product tasting 40
    Conduct sensory evaluation of wine 40
    Develop residential interior design project documentation 60
    Evaluate wines (advanced) 60
    Hand prune vines 40
    Interact with customers 20
    Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
    Operate manual bottling and packaging processes 20
    Operate the bottle supply process 20
    Operate the carton erection process 20
    Operate the carton packing process 20
    Operate the crushing process 20
    Operate the palletising process 20
    Operate tractors 40
    Operate vineyard equipment 40
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Participate in work teams and groups 30
    Perform basic packaging tests and inspections 40
    Perform cellar door stock control procedure 40
    Perform effectively in a wine industry workplace 40
    Perform fermentation operations 40
    Perform must draining operations 20
    Perform oak handling activities 20
    Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70
    Prepare and make additions and finings 40
    Provide and present wine tourism information 60
    Provide first aid 18
    Provide responsible service of alcohol 10
    Recognise disorders and identify pests and diseases 20
    Sell cellar door products and services 60
    Train vines 20
    Transport and store chemicals 50
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