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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

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The WSET® Level 3 Award in Wines provides in-depth knowledge of a wide range of international wines. This course is suitable for those employed in the liquor industry seeking to broaden their knowledge of international wines. Participation in a WSET two hour and thirty minutes theory and tasting examination is required in the final session.

What you will learn:

  • Key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, winemaking, maturation and bottling
  • Still wines of the world
  • Sparkling wines of the world
  • Fortified wines of the world
  • How to make appropriate wine recommendations
  • How to taste wines using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT).

WSET Level 3 (or an equivalent qualification) is the required stepping-stone/entry requirement to the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

Note: All applicants are asked to complete the Sydney Wine Academy Application form below which will be reviewed by the course director. 

Completed forms should be returned, by email sydneywineacademy@tafensw.edu.au when you enrol for the course. 

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

Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information regarding the USI can be found in our FAQs.

Choosing the right Level 3 Award in Wines course

The Academy offers WSET Level 3 Award in Wines in a number of formats throughout the year.

  • 16 weeks - 1 evening/day per week (2.5hrs) with the examination on the 16th evening/day.
  • 9 weeks -  1 day (Saturday) per week (5hrs) for 8 weeks with the examination on the 9th week.
  • 6 weeks - 2 sessions (evening & day) per week for 6 weeks with the examination on the 6th week.
  • 2 weeks intensive course. The examination will be timetabled three weeks after your classes. This course requires preparation and pre-reading of the study material prior to attending and is held each year in January.

You will need to study at home each week to successfully pass the examination. Please choose your course format carefully to suit your learning style. Whilst the Six (6), Nine (9) week and intensive courses may look convenient it is often the harder format and requires more study at home per week in a shorter period of time.

Contact the Academy if you would like to know the dates of future courses that may not be currently displayed on our website.

As part of your enrolment, you receive a Study Pack and, (for some courses) a set of 6 tasting glasses.  Once you have received your ‘Course Confirmation’ email, the Study Pack will be available for collection from TAFE NSW, Ryde Campus. Instructions regarding the collection of your Study Pack will be included in the course confirmation.  The tasting glasses will be issued during the first class.


Entry Requirements

It is recommended that you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines or can demonstrate the equivalent level of knowledge via an entry assessment at the Sydney Wine Academy.

Choose your date and location

3 places left


Monday, 29 July 2024


6.30pm - 9pm



Attendance dates

29 July - 9 December 2024


1 evening (Monday) per week for 16 weeks. Exam Date - 9 December 2024


TAFE NSW, Ultimo Building E, Harris Street, Ultimo