New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations
Level 4

New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 4)

  • Study for free

    Explore fees-free training options here.

  • Locations and dates

    Marlborough:

    15 August 2022
    19 August 2022
    Select either August or November block course after you apply.
  • Study options

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

  • Length

    One year part-time

  • Total credits

    120

  • Fees

    2022: $7,392 plus $240 Student Services Levy

    Compulsory Student Services Fee also applies ($240 for fulltime students).
    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

    NZ2723

Free programme.

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

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

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 upskill current industry employees, enabling them to increase essential knowledge. Should you have already completed Level 3 and already work in a winery 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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