Short Courses

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits

Melbourne Polytechnic's Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits course is a trade qualification for wine employees aiming to provide students with an excellent, all-round product knowledge. It is also suitable for the interested consumer

Course Code: SPI002

Fees: $770.00

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Expand your knowledge of the world’s wine regions

Build on your foundation level wine matching skills, with Melbourne Polytechnic internationally recognised Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

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

The qualification focuses on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. Wine tasting is part of every class.

Level 2 course content:

  • how wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • key white grape varieties
  • key black grape varieties
  • wine producing regions of the world
  • sparkling wines
  • sweet and fortified wines
  • spirits and liqueurs
  • label terminology
  • food and wine matching
  • how to taste wine, using the Level 2 systematic approach to tasting

Assessment and materials

Course specifications, tasting card, text and study guide are provided.

To achieve this Level 2 qualification, students must pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions.

Course duration

16 hours plus exam

Melbourne Polytechnic is delivers Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits in two formats: 4 evening online classes with 1 full day class on campus or an intense two-day class with exam the following day.