This programme is scheduled over 19 weeks including classroom study, practical work and winery internship.
2021: $482 plus $120 Student Services Levy; 2022 Fee TBC
A 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.
NZ2722 - New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3)
Learn how to support the winemaker and become an integral part of the day-to day operation of a winery.
|This programme is eligible for fees-free under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF). Find full details about the fund here.(external link)|
This programme is an intensive programme on the basics of winemaking and finishing procedures during a winery harvest, and when working in a cellar team.
The first six weeks will give you an introduction into the wine industry, basics of winemaking and practice the tasks required to work successfully in a cellar vintage crew.
The practical days out in wineries increase through the programme before offering 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 to further study on the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking.
I am Ngarita Warden and I teach two winemaking programmes at the NMIT Marlborough campus in the wine science departments.
I teach wine science on the Bachelor of Viticulture and Winemaking programme and also teach Cellar Operations, the level three introduction to winemaking programme.