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Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier)

  • Full Time
  • NZQA Credits

Complete WSET® Award in Wine Levels 1 - 3 in a single qualification. Develop your palate as well as your theoretical knowledge with extensive wine tasting and discussion throughout the course. Complete modules during the week, evenings or weekends.

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We are currently developing a new qualification for 2020.

During 2019 we recommend that you study:

Certificate in New Zealand Wine and WSET Level 1: Available over evenings and two weeks in from September 2nd.

WSET Level 2 Award in Spirits

WSET Level 2  Award in Wines

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

French Wine Scholar

Have a look at these WSET Education Week Programmes as well.

They are part of the WSET 50th Anniversary from Sept 9 2019.




WSET® is the qualification awarding division of the London Wine & Spirit Education Trust and accredited by the British qualifications authority. These qualifications are essential for students wishing to study for the Masters of Wine. You will earn four WSET® Awards in this programme.

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We are currently developing an exciting new programme which will be available for 2020.


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Study Fees Free

All full time NZQA Approved courses are eligible for Fees Free funding. If you’re a New Zealander or are ordinarily resident in New Zealand and were at school in 2017, 2018 or 2019 (other than as an adult student), you may qualify for the equivalent of one years’ fees-free provider-based study or two years’ industry training in 2019.

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International Students

Auckland is a vibrant multicultural city beside the sea, sprawled between two harbours and two oceans - the Tasman and the Pacific. It offers the best of both worlds - all the buzz, entertainment, nightlife and cultural activities of a big city, as well as an outdoor lifestyle with numerous sporting and leisure activities.

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