WSET Level 4 Diploma

Prince Wine Store is pleased to offer the WSET Level 4 Diploma.

As a leading Australian WSET Approved Program Provider, and the only provider of Level 4 in Victoria, we are aware of the demand for this leading qualification.  In response to this demand, we offer a new two year Diploma course intake annually, with lectures commencing mid year.

Applications are open for the 2021 intake.  Contact Julia at [email protected] for information.  The deadline is January 17th 2021.

Diploma Overview
The Diploma qualification is designed to give specialist knowledge of the principal wines and spirits of the world combined with commercial factors and a thorough system for the professional evaluation of wines and spirits. The qualification will prepare those who are required to make managerial decisions, interpret information and have a thorough understanding of market trends and requirements in a variety of trade and industry sectors. The Diploma aims to provide specialist product knowledge and understanding of the global and domestic markets for wines and spirits and develop candidates’ ability to present information in a format suitable for business. Full course details are available in the Diploma Specification PDF available for download below.

The Diploma is viewed universally as the stepping-stone to the Master of Wine qualification.

Qualification Objective:
Provide expert knowledge of the principal wines and spirits of the world combined with commercial factors and a thorough system for the professional evaluation of wines.

Who It's aimed at:
People employed in the wine industry required to make managerial decisions, interpret information and have a thorough understanding of market trends and requirements, leaders in their business and industry.

Cancellation Policy:
Please note you must inform the Prince Wine Store one month prior to the course commencement if you are unable to proceed with the course.  An administration fee of $150 and the full registration to the online course materials will be deducted and the remainder of the course fee refunded.  If the cancellati0n is communicated outside later than March 31st 2021 no refund will apply.

Duration

Diploma is run over two years.  There are a total of 115 teaching contact hours plus assessments and recommended 10 hours per week of self managed learning.

Time

A series of one, two, or three six hour day blocks over eighteen months, with final assessments over the remaining six month period. Most sessions are held on Mondays and Tuesdays (9.30 am - 4.30pm) to simplify the schedule of those working or those from interstate.

Units Covered

There are six units of differing durations and credits, all of which are to be passed to achieve the Diploma Qualification. 1) Wine Production, 2) Wine Business, 3) Wines of the World, 4) Sparkling Wines, 5) Fortified Wines and 6) Independent research assignment.

Educators

We are fortunate to have two Masters of Wine as the principle educators of the WSET Diploma: Kate McIntyre and Meg Brodtmann.  Nicole Bilson WSETDip and Raul Moreno Yague WSETDip complete the official Educator team.  They are supported by industry leaders in the presentation of the Diploma Course.

Price

The Diploma has a total cost of $9000. This will be charged in three blocks otherwise the periodic payment option is available but does incur an overall cost of $500.

Prerequisites

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines qualification

To Book

Bookings can be made by emailing interest to [email protected]

Introductory Session

There will be a one hour introduction to the course for enrolled students, outlining expectations, teaching objectives, and resources. Date TBA.  This is optional but recommended to meet Educators and fellow students.

WSET DIPLOMA SPECIFICATION

Schedule for 2021 intake - TBC

UNIT EXAM DATE EXAM TIME LECTURE SESSIONS
D1 26th July 2021 10am - 11.30am 15th & 16th June 2021
D2 Oct-21 11.30am - 12.30am 6th & 7th September 2021
D3 theory May-23 11am - 3.20pm Sept, Oct, Nov 2022 + Feb 2023
D3 tasting May-23 10.30am to 2.30pm
D4 Jan-22 1.30pm - 3pm 22nd November 2021
D5 Jun-22 3.30pm - 5pm Mar-22
D6 Jan 2022 or    July 2022 n/a June 2022 day after D5 exam

 

 

Available Courses