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WSET Courses

Level 2: Intermediate

• Level 3: Advanced

Level 4: Diploma

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Level 3: Advanced

The Wine & Spirit Trust (WSET) was established in the UK in 1969, offering internationally recognised courses primarily for the trade but also for enthusiasts.

The Level 3 Advanced Certificate gives comprehensive coverage of wines and spirits, with an increased focus on tasting technique and on the application of the knowledge gained.

This qualification is accredited at Level 3 and it is a prerequisite for those wishing to study at the WSET Level 4 Diploma level.

Qualification objective:
Provide a core knowledge of the wide range of wines and spirits around the world to equip those in a supervisory capacity with the authority and confidence to make informed decisions in a wide variety of trade situations.

Who it is aimed at:

People employed in the drinks and hospitality industries in a supervisory capacity, needing core information to advise management and customers with authority and make informed selections of wines and spirits.

Wine connoisseurs who wish to learn about wines and spirits in a rigorous and structured manner and gain an internationally recognised wine and spirit qualification.

How to gain the qualification:

You must successfully complete:

Unit 1
  • a multiple choice paper of 50 questions
  • a question paper requiring short written answers

Unit 2
  • an internally set and assessed blind tasting of one wine.


The syllabus, defined by WSET Awards, shows the structure of the qualification.

Unit 1: Wines and Spirits of the World

  • Viticulture and Vinification
  • Maturation and Bottling
  • EU Labelling Regulations
  • Bordeaux and South West France
  • Burgundy, Loire and Alsace
  • Rhône and Southern France
  • Italy
  • Spain and Portugal
  • Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe
  • South Africa, Australia and New Zealand
  • The Americas and Other Wine Producing Countries
  • Sparkling Wines of the World
  • Fortified (Liqueur) Wines of the World
  • Spirits and Liqueurs of the World
  • Information and Advice for Customers and Staff

Unit 2: Wine Tasting.

WSET courses available in Australia:

City Wine Shop
159 Spring Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Tel: (03) 9654 6657
Contact: Rebekah or Janine

Prince Wine Store
177 Bank Street
South Melbourne
VIC 3205
Contact Anke Hansen

133 Queensbridge Street
Southbank, Victoria 3006 Australia
tel: 61 3 9698 8000 | fax: 61 3 9698 8099
direct: 61 3 9698 8001


McWilliam's Wine Academy
PO Box 80
NSW 2190
Ph: (02) 9722 1200 (Michael Quirk)

Northern Sydney Institute - Sydney Wine Academy
Ryde College
250 Blaxland Road
Ryde NSW 2112
Ph: (02) 9448 6249 (Clive Hartley)

Prince Wine Store\
40 Hansard Street
Zetland NSW 2017
Ph: 02 9663 4665
Contact: Anke Hansen

Globe In a Glass
8/ 335 Barrenjoey Road
Newport NSW 2106
Ph: (02) 9999 4433 (Luke Collard)

Wine Construct
27 Ruthven Street
Bondi NSW 2022


Ordre Australien des Chevaliers du Cep Ltd
3/34 Duke Street
Ascot QLD 4007
Ph: (07) 3868 1489 (Martin O'Dee)

Sirromet Wines
PO Box 1332
Capalaba QLD 4157
Ph: (07) 3206 2999 (Adam Chapman)


TAFE SA Urrbrae Campus
Ph: (08) 8562 0563 (Gillian Gordon-Smith)

Stuart Barrie
P.O. Box 744
Tanunda SA 5352
Ph: (08) 8565 7008 (Stuart Barrie)

Wine Academy
GPO Box 683
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: 0414 562 859 (Alexandra Prichard)


Curtin University of Technology
Lot 272 Bussell Highway
Margaret River WA 6285
Ph: (08) 9780 5829 (Verna Westwood)

Full Bottle Wine Education and Events
PO Box 1488
Fremantle WA 6959
Ph: 0433 957 183
Paul (Ed) Edwards


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Sommeliers Australia

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