WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits



Established in 1969 for the UK wine trade, The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) has since grown to become the global industry leader in providing training and education for the wine professional. TAFE SA is an Approved Provider of WSET courses. WSET programs offer qualifications that are recognised in over 70 countries across the world, and provide a strong foundation of knowledge and skills, with programs ranging from entry-level to advanced, and include specialisation programs in Wine, Spirits and Sake.

WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits explores the wines and spirits of the world and includes wine tasting in each class. This course is ideal for both professionals employed in the alcoholic beverages seeking a core understanding of International wines and spirits as well as interested consumers. This qualification explores the major grape varieties and important wine regions in which they are grown. You’ll learn about the styles of wines produced from these grapes as well as key classifications and labelling terminology. A basic overview of the key categories of spirits and liqueurs will also be provided. Participation in a one-hour, multiple choice WSET examination is required in the final session. It is a requirement that the WSET specification document is read before you pay.

What you will learn:
- How wine is made
- What factors influence wine styles
- The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
- The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
- The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
- Label terminology
- How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
- How to make food and wine pairings
- The principal categories of spirits and liqueurs, and how they are made

Further specifications for this course can be accessed by clicking on the WSET® logo.

Other dates and regions coming soon! Please register your interest at for Coonawarra, Clare and Riverland.


Online study offers students the flexibility to complete their study at a time and place that suits them. Blended and custom options are available for Regional or In house and require a minimum number of students.

While WSET online courses are a great option for many, it is important to be aware of the following requirements:
• WSET examinations are not online, students will be required to attend the examination in person. The exam date will be specified at the time of enrolment
• For qualifications at level 3 and above students will need to attend a tasting technique workshop to support their online learning
• Samples are not included in the cost of an online course
• Travel for examination and workshop is the responsibility of the student

How does the WSET Online Classroom work?
• Each course has a set start and finish date, with clear guidelines on progression, however there are no fixed times to log-on as there is no "live" delivery of content. Students can complete their learning at times that suit them
• Students will learn through a range of independent and/or group activities supported by videos and quizzes, designed to achieve the required learning outcomes to prepare for the examination
• Throughout the course students will have access to a subject-specialist educator who’ll provide feedback on any assigned exercises and respond to course related queries
• Students will retain access to the course materials for a year after the course concludes

You will need access to a computer and/or HTML 5 compatible mobile or tablet with the following minimum requirements: Internet explorer 10, Firefox 25.0, Safari 6. Chrome 30.0 or other HTML compatible web browser with Javascript and cookies enabled; Adobe Reader X1 or equivalent; internet access (broadband recommended).

All students must be registered and paid minimum ten days before course commences to allow for registration and study packs to be delivered.

Short Course Delivery Locations Some short courses can provide accreditation for industry-specific registration, while others merely provide skills and knowledge in the subject area. Concession prices are available for some courses.

Start Date

Tue 15 Oct 19

End Date

Tue 10 Dec 19

Class Times
Tuesdays 6:00-9:00pm (exam on 10 Dec)
8 weeks x 3 hours

Students holding Visa 500 are eligible



$920.00 GST inc

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