WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines


Building on the knowledge and skills gained from the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, the Level 4 Diploma deepens your understanding of how and why wine production and business factors influence the style, quality and price of wines.

Your expertise is built both theoretically, through comprehensive study of a large number of wine regions, and practically, by developing your wine tasting skills to an expert level. Successful graduates acquire exceptional analytical skills and proficiency in evaluative wine tasting, gaining global recognition as authoritative wine specialists.

For any student wishing to progress to the Master of Wine programme, the Level 4 Diploma in Wines is the way forward. The Diploma is delivered in six mandatory units covering a broad range of topics including wine production, wine business, and still, sparkling and fortified wines of the world:
D1 – Wine Production
D2 – Wine Business
D3 – Wines of the World
D4 – Sparkling Wines
D5 – Fortified Wines
D6 – Independent Research Assignment

The Diploma is expected to take between 18 months and 3 years to complete. Each unit is weighted differently in terms of the hours and study required.

Candidates must hold either the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines or the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits to be eligible for enrolment into the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

Candidates where English is not their first language are strongly recommended to have IELTS at 6.5 or above or be able to demonstrate an equivalent ability level.

Upon successful completion of the Diploma, students will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin and will be able to use the post-nominal “DipWSET” and associated WSET certified logo. You will also become a member of the WSET Global Alumni Body.

This is a highly desirable course and numbers will be limited.

Payment for this course will be invoiced once proof of Level 3 Certificate is provided.

Interstate applications will be considered. Students must be aware that all associated costs for travel and accommodation are at their expense.
Timetables are subject to change due to availability of subject specialists and other extenuating circumstances.

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

  • WSET Level 3 Award in Wines or WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits – please attach a copy of your WSET certificate and results to your application.
  • The Diploma has a minimum requirement of 500 hours study time, including approximately 135 hours classroom delivery time and 370 hours of personal study and revision, including an independent research assignment (D6).

    Examination of each unit (excluding D6) totals 11 hours 50 minutes.

    It is expected that students will complete the Diploma in 18 months to 3 years. Each unit is weighted differently in terms of hours of study required.

    There will be additional charges incurred to the student for exam resits. D1 Wine Production exam $160, D2 Wine Business exam $160, D3 Wines of the World tasting exam $400, D3 Wines of the World theory exam $280, D4 Sparkling Wines exam $240, D5 Fortified Wines exam $240 and D6 Research Assignment $200.

    Additional charges for feedback and review of exam results should you not successfully pass an exam are payable direct to WSET. You will be provided with the charges upon registration into the course.

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.


Dates to be advised

Student Visa (500)

Current VISA holders eligible

Cost Information
Total cost of the Diploma is $11,709. Students will be required to pay $5854.50 (GST incl.) upon registration into Block A which consists of D1, D2, D4, D5 and D6 and the remaining $5854.50 when registering into *Block B which consists D3. Standard Payment Plan is available.


$5854.50 GST inc

Dates coming soon

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