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Sun 5 Oct 2014, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sat 15 Nov 2014, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sun 16 Nov 2014, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sat 6 Dec 2014, 9:00am–4:00pm
Sun 7 Dec 2014, 9:00am–4:00pm

Where: New Zealand School of Food and Wine, Level 3, 104 Customs Street West, Viaduct, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

The New Zealand School of Food and Wine is now offering our 12 week Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier) Course as a part-time option over 10 weekends.

WSET is the qualification awarding division of the London Wine & Spirit Education Trust and accredited by the British qualifications authority. These qualifications are internationally recognised and are essential for students wishing to study for the Masters of Wine.

This intensive programme offers the hospitality professional or the wine enthusiast an international qualification that provides a thorough understanding of the principle wines and spirits of the world and key factors influencing style, quality and value.

Each session you will learn about international wines from all major wine producing countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Chile and Australia through tastings and self-directed study. You will study the principles underlying food and wine matching as well as learn how Microsoft Excel can be used to present and cost wine lists and manage inventory control. There will be a visit to well-known local vineyards where you will learn about viticulture and wine making practices from highly respected wine makers. The programme includes practical hospitality workshops and a real workplace experience to test your wine knowledge and service skills.
To ensure you receive all of the training required to operate within the hospitality industry you will also receive your Food Safety and Licence Controller qualifications.

What Qualifications Will I Gain?
WSET Level 1 (Foundation) Award in Wines
WSET Level 2 (Intermediate) Award in Wines & Spirits
WSET Level 3 (Advanced) Award in Wines & Spirits
NZSFW Certificate in Wine
NZSFW Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge, Sommelier
Certificate in Food Safety
Licence Controller Qualification (LCQ) unit standards

Programme Dates:

Saturday & Sunday 9am - 4pm
NZSFW Certificate in WIne
22 & 23 March 2014
26 & 27 April 2014

WSET Level 2 (Intermediate)
24 & 25 May
14 & 15 June

WSET Level 3 (Advanced)
12 & 13 July
16 & 17 August
20 & 21 September
4 & 5 October (Food Safety & LCQ)
18 & 19 October
15 & 16 November
6 & 7 December

Course Fees
New Zealand Students/Australian Students:
NZ $2,450
New Zealand students are eligible for student loans.
International Students:
NZ $4,355

*Student loans are available for this course*
New Zealand students receive a subsidy from the New Zealand Government.

New Zealand students are eligible for student loans and allowances. Fees include WSET examination fees, textbooks, wine tastings, day trips and guest lectures.

Please ring us with questions and enquiries at 09 3777 961 or email

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