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WSET Level 4 in Wines

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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 the style, quality, and price of wines. Your expertise is built both theoretically, through comprehensive study of a large number of 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 is suitable for people within the industry either working in or wishing to progress into management roles and for the serious wine enthusiast wishing to build on knowledge gained at advanced level and acquires 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 Diploma is divided into six mandatory Units. The two foundation Units must be studied and, for D1, examined at the beginning of the Diploma programme because they provide the core knowledge and understanding required for success in subsequent Units.  All units are presented by industry experts including Masters of Wine and Diploma Graduates that have advanced knowledge of international wines.

What you will learn:

  • D1 – Wine production (Foundation unit)
  • D2 – Wine business (Foundation unit)
  • D3 - Wines of the world
  • D4 – Sparkling wines
  • D5 – Fortified wines
  • D6 – Independent research assignment

For more information and full details on the course requirements, please download the course specifications.

Participants will be expected to spread their study over two consecutive years; participants will need to take on substantial amounts of self-study in addition to the in-class hours. 

Entry Requirements
Participants must be 18 years old or older. 

Candidates must hold either the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines or the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines and Spirits. 

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'.

Registration and Payment 
The Sydney Wine Academy accepts payment in full or by instalments. Please contact the Academy via sydneywineacademy@tafensw.edu.au if you wish to pay by instalments.

NOTE: Applications close Friday 13th December 2019 at 5pm. Late applications will be attended to after the 6 January 2020. 

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