QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (Viticulture)


National Code: FBP30921
TAFE SA Code: TP01327


Description

Gain the practical skills and technical knowledge you need to progress your career in the viticulture industry. This nationally-recognised qualification will be individually tailored to suit your particular position in the vineyard with training and assessment both on and off the job. Learn to work within a production or production support role with a focus on grape growing, dried fruit, table grape, and wine grape production. Develop your knowledge of food safety programs, quality systems and procedures, workplace safety, safe chemical use, irrigation operations, and operating tractors and vineyard equipment. From cellar operations and bottling and packaging, to viticulture and laboratory testing, you will enhance your opportunities in this growing industry with TAFE SA.

Duration
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42 months 

Part Time

Locations & Applications

Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a relevant industry

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 42 month course
Subsidised
Fee Free

This course is part of the Fee Free TAFE initiative. Fee Free TAFE and vocational education is a joint initiative of the Australian and South Australian Governments providing tuition-free training places to students wanting to train, retrain or upskill. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place before the enrolment process and will include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.

Fee Free Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$1,860
$13,018
  • 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) (FBP30921)
    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.

    93%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.
    88%*
    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.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply food safety procedures 30
    Assist with maintaining workplace safety 40
    Participate in improvement processes 40
    Report on Workplace Performance 30

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50
    Carry out basic canopy maintenance
    Clean equipment in place 30
    Communicate wine industry information 40
    Hand prune vines
    Implement a soil management program 40
    Implement an irrigation schedule 80
    Install and maintain vine trellis 20
    Licence to operate a forklift truck 40
    Maintain pressurised irrigation systems 50
    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
    Operate vineyard equipment 40
    Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70
    Provide First Aid 18
    Sample soils and interpret results 60
    Train vines
    Transport and store chemicals 50
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