WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits


This qualification aims to give comprehensive training in spirits and liqueurs and covers the history, production and styles of principle spirits and liqueurs. Each session includes a comparative product tasting.


A beginner to intermediate level qualification exploring spirits and liqueurs for those working in the industry or spirits enthusiasts. For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, you’ll learn about the fundamental production methods and principal raw materials discovering how they are used to make the key spirit styles.

You’ll also explore the key practices and principles of serving spirits and the use of spirits in cocktails. Upon successful completion of a multiple choice examination you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

What you'll learn:

- How production methods affect the characteristics of spirits and liqueurs
- The characteristics of the principal international spirits and liqueurs
- How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits® (SAT)


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 and is subject to change according to the COVID-19 situation.
- 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).

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

  • There are no entry requirements for this course however participants must be over 18 years.

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 16 May 23

End Date

Tue 6 Jun 23

Class Times
Tuesdays 9:30am - 3:30pm
On Campus Exam at TAFESA Adelaide City Campus 6th of June 2023 at 3:00pm
4 days x 6 hours
Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible



$1005.00 GST inc

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Start Date

Mon 15 May 23

End Date

Mon 19 Jun 23

Class Times
Online - 15th May - 19th June 2023
On Campus Exam at TAFESA Adelaide City Campus 29th of June 2023 6:00pm
Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible



$738.00 GST inc

Add to Cart

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