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.

You will learn about:

  • basic knowledge and skills required to work in vineyards.

To enrol in this program you will need:

  • the physical capability to undertake the work involved
  • basic literacy and numeracy skills

This program:

  • leads to Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (FDF30411)

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.

Qualifications are offered in:

  • Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations (FDF20411)
  • Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations (FDF30411)

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

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:

  • Progression to Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
  • Enhanced employment opportunities in the wine and viticulture industry. Positions may include leading hand in the vineyard.

Dates and Times

Clarence Campus

  • 2018 Timetable
  • Next Intake:  February to November 2018
  • Duration:  1 day per fortnight, every second Friday, plus additional as required
  • Information Session:  Wednesday, 24 January 2018 – 10.30am to 12pm
    • Venue:  Room K3.02, K Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Alanvale Campus

  • Information Flyer  and 2018 Timetable
  • Next Intake:  23 February – 16 November 2018
  • Duration:  1 day per fortnight plus additional as required (day to be confirmed)
  • Information Session:  Friday, 2 February 2018 – 11am to 12.30pm
    • Venue:  G Block, 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

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will include:

  • Observations of practical skills in the workplace by TasTAFE teachers combined with testimonials from supervisors.
  • Completion of activities in workbooks (e.g. short answers, small projects) together with questioning by and discussion with TasTAFE teachers.
  • Written or oral tests.
  • Written or practical assignments


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Fees and Payments

Full Fee:  $1,335
Full Fee Concession:  $370
Subsidised Fee:  $1,113
Subsidised Concession:  $310

Because the Government provides generous levels of support to enable TasTAFE to offer much of its training on a subsidised basis, you may not have to pay the maximum fee. Your eligibility for a fee subsidy or a concession will be determined at the time of enrolment, and your overall tuition fee will depend on your individual circumstances.

Please note the majority of people who have not completed a Certificate III or above in the last five years are subsidised students

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There are no pre-requisites for this course other than the physical capability to undertake the work involved.

While basic literacy and numeracy skills are desirable they are not essential and TasTAFE has support available to help students who may have difficulty in this regard. These skills may also be improved through the learning process.

Qualification Requirements

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


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