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

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.




E-Campus, EPPING


03 9269 8615


6 weeks
Total Hours: 16

Course Outline

  • 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

Course Outcomes

  • 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
  • Upon successful completion, participants will be issued a Level 2 Award Certificate and lapel pin by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

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Recognising Organisations

Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Suitable For

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



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

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


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


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

Pathways to further study

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Workplace Training

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

Available Sessions

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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