Graduate Diploma in Viticulture

Campus Waite Campus
Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
CRICOS 016404D

Future students interested in this degree for 2015 and onwards, please visit: Graduate Diploma in Viticulture and Oenology

The Viticulture and Wine education programs have an international reputation for excellence. The Waite campus houses state-of-the-art facilities including its own vineyard and Hickinbotham Roseworthy Wine Science Laboratory.

The program provides advanced knowledge in all aspects of modern grape-growing including: advanced production techniques, vineyard establishment, mineral nutrition, advanced vine physiology and biotechnology, pest and disease control, efficient water use strategies, and the engineering of production and irrigation.

Students may also gain a basic working knowledge of wine production, and some aspects of the global marketing of wine, which reflects trends in the wine industry towards an integrated approach ‘from grape to glass’.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study This program is currently not being offered for 2015 entry.

    A completed three-year Bachelors degree or equivalent.

    How to Apply

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    CRICOS 016404D
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications Bachelor degree or equivalent in a related field such as Agriculture, Biology, Plant Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Science or Engineering
    How to Apply
    This program is currently not offered
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $45,000


    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Well paid career opportunities exist in the grape and wine industry within Australia and elsewhere.  Graduates will be qualified to manage a vineyard, direct and carry out vineyard operations, liaise with winemakers to produce fruit for a designated wine style and work in technical positions.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Laboratory Technician, Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Bioinformatics, Catchment Management, Environmental Management, Environmental Project Officer, Science Communicators, Science Educators, Scientific Data Analyst, Scientific Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Grape Production, Grower Liaison Officer, Vineyard Management

  • Degree Structure

    Students undertaking the Graduate Diploma will take the same courses as those undertaking the first year of the Masters program - satisfactory completion will enable a student to transfer to the Masters program.  Graduate Diploma students must complete core courses plus electives.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    All candidates shall complete the following core courses:

    Candidates can select elective courses from the following:

    Optional electives:

    plus other electives from postgraduate programs offered by the Faculty, subject to approval by program coordinator.


    Combination of written assignments, individual or group projects and exams.

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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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Last updated: Saturday, 24 Aug 2019