New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations
Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 4)

  • NMIT is part of Te Pūkenga

    This means that you will now graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification. Read more

  • Locations and dates

    No start dates are currently available. Register to be informed when new dates are added.
  • Study options

    The programme is taught part time over one year with block course options.

  • Length

    One year part-time

  • Total credits


  • Fees

    2023: $7,840 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Levy applies ($2 per credit).

    Fees listed are for each year of the programme, indicative only and may vary with course selection.

    View course details for individual fees.

  • National qualification code


In this hands-on programme you'll gain the skills required to carry out cellar work, supervise and mentor less experienced staff.

You will spend a large portion of your year developing your skills on placement. The programme provides opportunities for students to process grapes, manage vintage operations and carry out wine production processes.

This qualification is designed to support on-the-job training, this hands-on programme will give you the skills to carry out cellar work and build your knowledge to mentor and supervise staff. If you have already completed Level 3 you may apply to cross-credit the following first 4 courses:

  • Communication and Team Building
  • Winery Equipment
  • Vintage Preparation
  • Vintage Management

On completion of the programme, you will have the skills and knowledge to work independently as a cellar hand in a commercial wine making operation and supervise and train less experienced cellar staff.










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