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 will provide you with excellent, all-round product knowledge of wine and spirits. Equally suitable for the wine enthusiast, this is a globally recognised course taught in over 60 countries.

Course Code: SPI002

Fees: $770.00

WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits - Wine Tasting Course Melbourne Polytechnic
  • Looking to become a bartender?
  • Already working in the retail wine trade?
  • Or just a hard core wine enthusiast?

Get the inside edge with the globally recognised Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits.

Developed in London as a trade level wine and spirit qualification, Melbourne Polytechnic is an Approved Program Provider. 


  • 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
  • Label terminology
  • Food and wine matching
  • How to taste wine, using the Level 2 systematic approach to tasting


  • Trade level all-round product knowledge of principal wine varieties
  • Food and wine pairing techniques
  • Production methods and styles
  • Knowledge and understanding of factors affecting style, quality and price


  • Wine and spirit sales staff
  • Cellar door hands
  • Restaurant owners, bar tender or wait staff
  • Wine marketers and distributers
  • Wine enthusiasts


No eligibility requirements – just a love of wine and spirits!


All course materials provided – course specifications, tasting card, text and study guide.

Study pack and tasting samples will be posted to participants or can be collected from Melbourne Polytechnic's Epping campus


50 question multiple-choice assessment set by WSET, conducted on site at Melbourne Polytechnic's Epping campus


Upon successful completion, participants will be issued a Level 2 Award Certificate under license from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)


No concession or government funding applicable.


Start date: Tuesday, 12 September 2017
End date: Monday 16 October 2017
Day/s and time:
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 – 6:30 – 9:30pm – online
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 – 6:30 – 9:30pm – online
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 – 6:30 – 9:30pm – online
Tuesday, 3 October 2017 – 6:30 – 9:30pm – online
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 – 6:30 – 9:30pm – online
Monday, 16 October 2017 – 9:30am – 4:00pm (including exam) at Epping Campus

For further information, please contact Short Courses on (03) 9269 8615, or email ua.ud1501087014e.cin1501087014hcety1501087014lopen1501087014ruobl1501087014em@se1501087014sruoc1501087014trohs1501087014.

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