Short Courses

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Melbourne Polytechnic's Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Award in Wines Level 1 is a basic introduction to wine, including tips for food and wine matching. It appeals to people entering the wine industry and to the general (and enthusiastic) wine consumer.

Course Code: SPI001

Fees: $280.00


Enrol now in the internationally recognised WSET Awards in Wines

The course was developed by the UK-based Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and is recognised internationally. Melbourne Polytechnic is an Approved Program Provider for WSET.

The qualification introduces candidates to:

  • the main styles of wine
  • the WSET Level 1 systematic approach to tasting
  • the characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
  • service of wine
  • health, safety and legal issues
  • the matching of food and wine

Assessment and materials

To gain the qualification, students need to successfully complete a portfolio of tasting notes and a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions. Both the portfolio and multiple-choice paper are completed within class time, and a text/study guide is provided.

Course duration

Eight hours (1 day), including exam.

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.