Short Courses

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

The Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines short course is designed to develop to a high-level your ability to describe wine accurately, and account in detail for the style, quality and price of wines

Course Code: SPI003

Expand your knowledge of the world’s wine and wine regions

Build on your growing expertise and WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, the internationally recognised WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.

As with the Level 2 Award, the Level 3 Award was developed by the UK-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). Melbourne Polytechnic is an Approved Program Provider for the WSET.

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is open to you if you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits or if you can demonstrate an equivalent level of knowledge.




E-Campus, EPPING


03 9269 8615


9 weeks
Total Hours: 34

Course Outline

  • Unit 1 – Wines of the World:
  • Production of Wine (location, viticulture, vinification, maturation and bottling, labelling regulations).The topics include:
  • France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Central and South Eastern Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, South and Central America
  • Sparkling Wines, and fortified wines
  • Information and Advice for Customers and Staff
  • Unit 2 – Tasting and Evaluating Wines of the World:
  • WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting – how to taste wines and evaluate the quality, style and price

Course Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion, participants will be issued a Level 3 Award Certificate and lapel pin by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET)

Related Courses


Recognising Organisations

Wine and Spirit Education Trust

Suitable For

  • It appeals to people within the wine industry and to the general (and enthusiastic) wine consumer.



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

Unit 1: A 50 questions exam paper consisting of short written and multiple choice questions Unit 2 : full tasting notes on TWO wines


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


It is recommended that you complete the Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits before progressing to the Level 3 Award

Pathways to further study

French Wine Scholar course

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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