Wine Industry Tertiary Studies

An annually updated list of Tertiary institutions and the programmes they offer.  E & OE, you should make your own enquiries before deciding on any particular course of study.

Otago Polytechnic Central, Cromwell (South Island)

Certificate and Diploma programmes in Viticulture.  


Experience cool climate growing in Central Otago, increasingly renowned for the quality of its wine production, and gain a qualification at the same time. The Otago Polytechnic campus in Central Otago offers both Certificate and Diploma programmes in Viticulture.  



Phone:   0800 765 9276 for details


Diploma in Viticulture (level 5)

Part time, supported distance study, which focuses on the technical and management skills of the viticulture industry. Can be completed in approx 18 months, while you work and earn in the industry.


National Certificate in Horticulture (Viticulture) Level 4

Approx 2 years part time/distance study with the "learn as you earn" option or as a viticulture apprentice.

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