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Block A - WSET Level 4 in Wines


Building on the knowledge and skills gained from the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, the Diploma deepens your understanding of how and why wine production and business factors influence wine's style, quality, and price. Your expertise is built theoretically, through a comprehensive study of many 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.

The course suits people within the industry, either working in or wishing to progress into management roles. It is also suitable for serious wine enthusiasts wishing to build on their knowledge and acquire expertise in wine tasting. The WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines is viewed universally as the stepping-stone to the Master of Wine qualification.

The Sydney Wine Academy delivers the WSET Level 4 Diploma Wines in a block format across two years.

Block A is delivered in the first year and includes the following units:

  • D1 Wine Production (Foundation unit)
  • D2 Wine Business (Foundation unit)

It is a prerequisite for students to have attempted the exams for D1 and D2 before commencing:

  • D4 Sparkling wine
  • D5 Fortified wine

Block B is delivered in the second year. Students can only commence Block B once they have attempted all units in Block A.

Block B units include:

  • D3 Wines of the world
  • D6 Research assignment

All units are presented by industry experts, including Master of Wine and Diploma Graduates, with advanced knowledge of international wines and industry experience.

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the WSET Level 4 Diploma specifications document under 'More Info'.

Participants must take on substantial amounts of self-study in addition to the in-class hours. 

A draft timetable is available on request by contacting the sydneywineacademy@tafensw.edu.au

Entry Requirements
Participants must be 18 years old or older.  Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information regarding the USI can be found in our FAQs.

Candidates must hold either the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines or the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits. A copy of your certificate must be emailed on enrolment to sydneywineacademy@tafensw.edu.au

Candidates whose first language is not English are strongly recommended to have an IELTS score of 6.5 or above or be able to demonstrate an equivalent ability level.

It is a requirement that the WSET specification document is read before you pay. You can find this document under 'More info'.

All Visa holders are required to forward all current visa documents to sydneywineacademy@tafensw.edu.au

Additional Visa information can be found the FAQ tab here: https://www.sydneywineacademy.edu.au/faq

Payment Options
The Sydney Wine Academy accepts payment in full or by instalments.

Instalments payments can be made via clicking here 

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Monday, 03 June 2024





Attendance dates

3 June 2024 - 11 June 2025


1 year


TAFE NSW, Ryde 250 Blaxland Road Ryde