Graduate Diploma in Wine Business

Degree Type Graduate Diploma-Professional
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD053
CRICOS 026856D

Study at the heart of the Australian wine industry

Home to some of the most innovative and revered winemakers in Australia, South Australia is the ideal location for you to study how business operates in the wine industry.

This one-year degree sets you up to have a positive impact on the entire wine value chain; a capability demanded of wine business professionals worldwide.

What will you do?

Our Graduate Diploma in Wine Business is designed for both current and aspiring wine business owners, marketers, managers, winemakers, sommeliers, and staff. You will:

  • study the foundations of wine science 
  • build working knowledge and skills in both winemaking and viticulture
  • learn about direct wine marketing
  • understand how to evaluate domestic and international markets
  • benefit from flexible study modes and industry input.

There are also internship opportunities across South Australia’s booming wine industry.

Where could it take you?

From cellar door management to wine marketing and sales, our graduate diploma opens career opportunities across the entire wine industry. It can also lead into our prestigious Master of Wine Business.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD053
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study A completed Bachelors degree or equivalent.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD053

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 026856D
    Intake January
    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
    • Graduate entry only * Bachelor degree or equivalent
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $31,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $44,000

    Scholarships

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

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Highly rewarding career opportunities exist for graduates in wine business, marketing and management positions internationally.

    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

    Wine Marketing, Marketing - Agriculture, Food & Wine, Retail, Export / Import trade, Tourism, Hospitality, International Trade or Business Analyst

  • Degree Structure

    The Graduate Diploma in Wine Business comprises four core courses and four electives with a combined total of not less than 24 units.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative Study Plan
    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Wine Business, the candidate must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 24 units:
    Core Courses OENOLOGY 7000NW: Foundations of Wine Science
    MARKETNG 7104: Marketing Management (M)
    OENOLOGY 7530WT: Grape and Wine Production
    WINE 7002: Evaluating Domestic and International Wine Markets
    Electives

    A minimum of four courses
    ECON 7200: Economics Principles (M)
    WINEMKTG 7035: Legal Aspects of Wine Business (M)
    COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations (M)
    WINE 7000: Learning Discoveries in Wine
    Subject to approval candidates may be eligible to undertake the following electives: PROF 7500: Postgraduate Professions Internship
    PROF 7502: Postgraduate Professions Internship - Overseas
    PROF 7503: Professions Internship  
    Professions Study Tours
    EXCHANGE 7001 BUS: Exchange for Business PG Students
    Or alternative relevant electives as approved by the Program Director.

    Assessment

    Vary by course, including exams, written research projects and reports, group projects and individual participation in class rooms.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019