Diploma of Viticulture

National Code: AHC51519
TAFE SA Code: TP01172


Take your career to the next level with the Diploma of Viticulture, the industry standard qualification for vineyard supervisors and viticulture farm managers. You'll develop specialised knowledge in viticulture, including grape production, soil and crop management, irrigation systems and biosecurity measures. Gain an in-depth understanding of the wine making process and how to manage vineyard practices. Like it. Learn it. Work it. For the career you want at TAFE SA.

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42 months 

Part Time

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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

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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. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • If you wish to apply for a VET Student Loan (VSL) and are unable to provide evidence of successful completion of SACE Stage 2, or equivalent Australian Year 12 certificate, or completion of Certificate IV or above you can complete the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • The CSPA is a tool designed to indicate reading, writing and numeracy/maths skills and you will need to display competence at or above Exit Level 3. For further information on VET Student Loan requirements refer to the ‘Help with Fees’ section on this page.
  • 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 (AHC51519)
    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 6 core units and 4 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 are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    of TAFE SA graduates would recommend their training.

    * 2021 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 biosecurity measures 100
    Develop a grape production plan 180
    Manage enterprise staff requirements 140
    Manage water systems 120
    Monitor and manage soils for production projects 120
    Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and disease control in crops 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Diagnose plant health problems 120
    Evaluate grapes for production 140
    Evaluate wine 200
    Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs 50
    Manage a wine making process 200
    Manage work health and safety processes 90
    Oversee vineyard practices 80
    Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders 120
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