Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (Cellar Operations)

National Code: FBP30920
TAFE SA Code: TP01190


This qualification provides you with the skills to work in the wine industry. Learn to work within a production or production support role with a focus on cellar operations. You will learn about food safety programs, quality systems and procedures and workplace safety.

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Up to 42 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
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
$423 - $611
$2,958 - $4,277
$283 - $410
$1,983 - $2,867

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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Full Fee

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

    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 (Cellar Operations) (FBP30920)
    This course covers the skills and knowledge required for operational workers in the wine industry with a focus on tasks related to cellar operations. 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 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
    Implement the food safety program and procedures 30
    Maintain workplace safety 40
    Participate in improvement processes 40
    Report on workplace performance 30


    Name Nominal Hours
    Carry out inert gas handling operations 20
    Carry out transfer operations 20
    Clean equipment in place 30
    Coordinate wine operations general cellar processes 80
    Coordinate wine operations vintage processes 80
    Handle and store spirits 40
    Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
    Operate an earth filtration process 40
    Operate clarification by separation (centrifugation) process 40
    Operate interrelated processes in a production system 60
    Operate the continuous clarification by separation (flotation) process 40
    Operate the crossflow filtration process 80
    Operate the fine filtration process 40
    Operate the pressing process 40
    Operate the reverse osmosis process 60
    Operate the rotary vacuum filtration process 40
    Perform fermentation operations 40
    Perform heat exchange operations 20
    Perform oak handling activities 20
    Prepare and apply complex additions and finings 80
    Prepare and make additions and finings 40
    Prepare and monitor wine cultures 40
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