Short Courses

French Wine Scholar

Melbourne Polytechnic is the only provider of the French Wine Scholar course in Victoria and one of the few in Australia

Course Code: SAH036

Fees: $1,250.00

French Wine Scholar - Sommelier Wine Course Melbourne Polytechnic

Be part of something unique

The French Wine Scholar course is licensed from Washington DC, taught in 11 countries and is supported by the French regional wine authorities


Topics include:

  • Review of viniculture
  • Alsace
  • Champagne
  • Beaujolais
  • The Jura
  • The Savoie
  • The Loire Valley
  • Bordeaux
  • South West France
  • Languedoc
  • Roussillon
  • The Rhône Valley
  • Corsica & Provence
  • Revision session ‐ the North of France
  • Revision session ‐ the South of France


Upon successful completion, participants will be issued a Certificate and lapel pin by the Wine Scholar Guild and the right to use the post-nominal (FWS)


The French Wine Scholar course is appropriate for specialist wine sales staff and enthusiasts of French wine.


There are no particular prerequisites for this course but it is desirable that you have the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines or a good general knowledge of major French wine regions.


Pen and paper


One hour multiple choice exam


Online and face-to-face (Two full day workshops and online)


No concession or government funding applies.

The course and costs, include:

  • wine
  • printed text
  • lectures
  • electronic course support materials including revision quizzes
  • a year’s access to the FWS site
  • the exam


Total hours: 31


Campus: Epping
Start date:25 September 2017
End date: 20 November 2017
Day/s and time:
Monday 25 September 9.30am – 6.00pm on Epping campus
Tuesday 3 October 7.30pm – 9.30pm online
Tuesday 10 October 7.30pm – 9.30pm online
Tuesday 17 October 7.30pm – 9.30pm online
Tuesday 24 October 6.30pm – 9.30pm online
Monday 30 October 9.30am – 6.00pm at our Epping campus
Tuesday 14 November 6.30pm – 9.30pm online
Monday 20 November EXAM 10.30am – 12.00pm at our Epping campus

Enrolments close 23 working days prior to the course day – to allow texts to be ordered from the USA.

Please note:

The course cost includes the fee for on-campus exam.

Course and assessment details are available online at the

This course is also available for delivery within your workplace as Workplace Training, either on its own or bundled with the following courses: WSET Level 3 Award in Wines; Responsible Service of Alcohol.

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615 or email.

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.

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