Agriculture and Science

FDF20411 Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations

FDF20411 Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations qualification is part of the Food Processing Training Package. It provides vocational skills for work in the wine industry. A range of specialist electives are included covering skills used in the following wine industry operational areas: bottling and packaging, cellar door sales, cellar operations, laboratory, warehousing and wine grape growing. The course targets those working within a production or production support role.

The Tasmanian wine industry continues to grow and many people are interested in establishing their own vineyard or finding employment within the industry. Delivered part-time at the Alanvale Campus, Launceston and Clarence Campus, Hobart, the course provides basic skills and knowledge in cool climate wine grape production.

Vineyards will benefit from trained staff through increased productivity, reduced costs, improved quality and greater flexibility. Employees gain formal recognition of their skills, greater job satisfaction and security, and improved career paths.

This qualification would suit:

  • People interested in developing or buying a vineyard.
  • those wishing to find employment as wine industry workers.

It is possible to enrol in individual units rather than the whole course.

Workplace Based Training
We will work closely with employers to understand business objectives, support workforce skills development strategies and assist in implementing training solutions.

Training and assessment is delivered in both campus and workplace environments.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Employment in the wine and viticulture industry. Positions may include leading hand in the vineyard.

Location, dates and times

Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  2019
  • Duration:  1 day per fortnight plus additional as required
  • Information Session: Tuesday, 22 January 2019 – 11am – 12pm
    • Venue:  K Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty St, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Next Intake: 15 February – 22 November 2019
  • Duration:  1 day per fortnight plus additional as required
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 10am
    • Venue:  Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Workplace Based Training

  • Enrolments are accepted throughout the year.
  • To discuss your training needs or to arrange an on-site meeting please call 1300 655 307.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include:

  • Observations of practical skills in the workplace
  • Completion of activities in workbooks (e.g. short answers, small projects)
  • Written or oral tests
  • Written or practical assignments

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.  For further details please refer to

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Essential Requirements

There are no essential requirements for this course, other than the physical capability to undertake the work involved.

Desirable Skills and Attributes

Basic literacy and numeracy skills are desirable. TasTAFE has support available to help students who may have difficulty in this regard. These skills may also be improved through the learning process.


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Student Support

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FDF20411 Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations

Qualification Requirements

This qualification consists of 17 units, comprising of  5 core and 12 electives.


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