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*Eligibility criteria apply

Planting Vines, Pest and Canopy Management


  • Alanvale
  • Clarence

Attendance options

  • Short course

Study type

  • Mixed Learning

Tuition fees

As part of SKILL UP, there are NO FEES for this course!

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*Eligibility criteria apply

Do you enjoy working outside? The Tasmanian wine industry needs skilled workers at vineyards across the state. Get the skills you need for successful planting of vines, plus pest and canopy management with this course!

This short course will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge needed for entry level work in the growing wine industry. You will learn how to plant cuttings and rootlings by hand. You'll gain the skills and knowledge needed to check on vine health. This includes recognising the symptoms and identifying the cause of pests, diseases and plant disorders. This course also covers basic wine grapevine canopy maintenance using manual and motorised equipment. Over six weeks, you’ll attend training two days per week. Training includes classes on campus and practical training at vineyards in the local region.

If you’re starting out in the industry, this short course is a great first step. It would also be valuable if you’re looking to establish your own vineyard.

On successful completion, you will have the skills and knowledge needed to gain work in a vineyard in production support role. You may like to continue with your study in this field or consider an apprenticeship.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply/Enquire
Alanvale2 Nov 2022 -
8 Dec 2022
Short course

Wednesday and Thursday each week, 9.00am - 3.30pm, Require own transport to attend excursions.

Mixed LearningApply now
Clarence20 Oct 2022 -
25 Nov 2022
Short course

Thursday and Friday each week, 9.00am - 4.00pm, Require own transport to attend excursions.

Mixed LearningApply now

Career opportunities

  • Vineyard Hand

Career opportunities

  • Vineyard Hand

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