QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (Viticulture)


National Code: FBP30918
TAFE SA Code: TP01147


Description

This qualification provides you with the skills to work in the viticulture industry. Learn to work within a production or production support role with a focus on grape growing; dried fruit, table grape and wine grape production. You will learn about food safety programs, quality systems and procedures, workplace safety, safe chemical use, assisting with irrigation operations, manual vineyard tasks, operating tractors and vineyard equipment, and supervisory/management skills.

Duration
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Up to 24 months 

Part Time

In response to COVID-19, TAFE SA has had to make some changes to how courses are delivered. If any changes are made to the delivery of your course, TAFE SA will communicate with you directly.

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled


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
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 24 month course
Subsidised
$714 - $913
$2,855 - $3,652
Concession
$482 - $616
$1,926 - $2,464

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
$2,399 - $3,069
$9,598 - $12,276

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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    Payment Plan

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

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Production related roles that require an application of wine industry specific skill and knowledge, including some technical and problem solving ability.

    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 (Viticulture) (FBP30918)
    This qualification describes the skills and knowledge required for operational workers in the wine industry with a focus on tasks related to viticulture, harvesting and post-harvesting. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 4 core units and 15 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.

    88%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    85%*
    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.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Implement the food safety program and procedures 30
    Maintain workplace safety 40
    Participate in improvement processes 40
    Report on workplace performance 30

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out basic canopy maintenance 40
    Communicate wine industry information 40
    Coordinate vineyard operations 100
    Hand prune vines 40
    Implement a soil management program 40
    Implement an irrigation schedule 80
    Monitor and control vine disorders and damage 60
    Operate a mechanical harvester 40
    Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
    Operate spreading and seeding equipment 20
    Operate tractors 40
    Operate vineyard equipment 40
    Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70
    Provide first aid 18
    Recognise disorders and identify pests and diseases 20
    Resolve complex spatial design problems through modelling 54
    Sample soils and interpret results 60
    Train vines 20
    Transport and store chemicals 50
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