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Sydney Wine Academy

Our academy

The Sydney Wine Academy provides world-class, specialised occupational training and a select array of hobby courses.
Located at TAFE NSW Ryde, the Academy also offers training in Sydney’s central business district and in venues across Australia.

SWA Our Academy Students


Our trainers are industry-leading experts and passionate about wine education. With many years of working in the industry and recognised qualifications under their belt, you can be sure that your training needs are being looked after.


The Academy works in conjunction with internationally recognised educational partners to ensure our training programs are of the highest standard. Find out more about our partners.

International students

The Sydney Wine Academy offers educational options which are highly suited to the needs of international students as many of its training programs are recognised across the world. The WSET ® training programs, as well as the French and Italian Wine Scholar courses, are examples of this.

Student resources

Sydney Wine Academy students have access to a wide range of wine related information, resources and study materials. Our online student resource portal is available to help students through their studies. 

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Corporate training

Tailor-made training for your staff or clients can really give your company an edge over its competitors. Whether your business is a restaurant, hotel, retail or wholesale outlet, or offering winery tours, we can develop and deliver a training program to suit your needs.

Contact us to discover our fully customised training options for beer, wine or spirit education, and food and wine matching programs.


Need new facts and figures? Let us help your business with researching the world of wine, spirits or beer. We are accomplished in assisting organisations with their research requirements and discovering market insights. For example, we produced a research paper on the composition of wine lists in NSW in partnership with the NSW Restaurant and Caterers Association.

Simply contact us to discuss your research project and let us help you explore, discover and analyse.