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.
Currently open to South Australian residents only.
D1 7, 8, 9 Mar 2022 - Exam 12 Apr 2022
D2 2, 3 May 2022 - Exam 7 Jun 2022
D4 25, 26 Jul 2022 - Exam 25 Oct 2022
D5 5, 6 Sep 2022 - Exam 25 Oct 2022
Due to availability of MW’s and specialist lecturers these dates may be adjusted (we will confirm well before start date)
To commence late 2022 and into 2023 - dates to be advised
Student Visa (500)
Current VISA holders eligible
Total cost of the Diploma is $10,900. Students will be required to pay $5,450 (GST incl.) upon registration into Block A which consists of D1, D2, D4 and D5 and the remaining $5,450 when registering into Block B which consists of D3 and D6. Fees by Instalments is available.
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