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

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






03 9269 8615


8 weeks
Total Hours: 31

Course Outline

  • 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

Course Outcomes

  • 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)

Recognising Organisations

Wine Scholar Guild

Suitable For

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



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

No government funding or concession applies.

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies

Assessment Methods

One hour multiple choice exam


Pen and paper


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.

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

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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