New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations
Level 3

New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3)

  • Fees Free eligible programme

    Learn more(external link)

  • Locations and dates


    18 January 2021
  • Length

    This programme is scheduled over 19 weeks including classroom study, practical work and winery internship.

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    $482 plus $120 Student Services Levy

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection. View course details for individual fees. A Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies.

  • National qualification code

    NZ2722 - New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3)

Free programme.

This programme is an intensive programme on the basics of winemaking and finishing, procedures during a winery harvest, and working in a cellar team.

This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)

The first six weeks you will have an introduction into the wine industry, basics of winemaking and also practice the tasks required to work successfully in a cellar vintage crew.

The practical days out in wineries increase through the programme.

This leads to the opportunity of a paid practical vintage placement for 7-8 weeks while classes are paused to allow for uninterrupted support to vineyards. 

Post-vintage the last course, Wine Management Post-Fermentation will be taught in part-time classes.

If you are keen to see if you want to have a career in the wine industry, this is the perfect programme for you. It gives you a pathway into winery work, if you have no current experience.

This programme can also lead onto further study on the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking.


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