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Viticulture and Winemaking

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NMIT is the premier provider of industry focused viticulture and winemaking Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees in Victoria, Australia.

NMIT's courses are supported by world-class lecturers and facilities, including a fully operational 100-tonne winery at the Epping Campus, and vineyards located in Ararat, the Yarra Valley, and Eden Park.

At last count NMIT had 40.5 hectares of vines spread across vineyards in Ararat (29), Eden Park (8), Yarra Glen (2) and Whittlesea (1.5)* – we harvested 107.6 tonnes of grapes last year.*

*NMIT Annual Report 2010

Our programs are designed and taught by industry experts to provide the knowledge you will need to work in many various roles in the wine industry, such as vineyard/winery manager, laboratory technician, wine retailer or wine exporter.

NMIT offers many pathways for students to further their studies. Many courses complement each other and allow students to gain deeper knowledge and higher qualifications.

Opportunities for complementary education in different sectors of NMIT’s Higher Education Primary Industries department, where students will complete the same core subjects and have opportunities for electives in different industries.

Courses
Certificate II in Wine Industry Operations
Explore the art of wine grape growing - develop the skills and invest in your property to create a successful vineyard. Learn methods of wine grape production from the comfort of your home online.
Certificate III in Production Horticulture
This workplace based course covers a range of topics that will help students to develop knowledge in theoretical and practical aspects of seasonal and daily production horticulture operations.
Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations
Delve right in to the wine world - acquire or formalise the skills required to operate a vineyard and study online from the comfort of your home.
Diploma of Production Horticulture
Focusing on viticulture (wine grape growing), the Diploma of Production Horticulture will give you current, practical knowledge and skills in vineyard development and management and have you working in one of Australia’s fast growing industries – wine production.
Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agribusiness
Australia’s agricultural industry faces challenges in the future with climate change factors, a growing world population, new markets and changing technologies. The agribusiness major will provide you with an exciting and rewarding career within the agriculture industry.
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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology
Combine your interest in Agriculture and Technology. Be at the forefront of the industry in this new Bachelor Degree through Melbourne Polytechnic in partnership with NMIT and La Trobe University.
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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Viticulture and Winemaking
Let the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in viticulture and winemaking give you a leading edge in the competitive Australian wine industry.
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Introduction to Wine Grape Growing
This training program is offered online and offsite to students who wish to gain or further their experience in the practical elements of Wine Grape Growing.
Short Courses
Introduction to Winemaking
Wine Appreciation
WSET Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Wines
WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
Wine Appreciation (Advanced)

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