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.

The New Zealand School of Food and Wine,

The New Zealand School of Food and Wine offers full-time and part-time courses in wine and food studies.


Since 1995 the New Zealand School of Food and Wine has been educating the next generation of chefs and wine professionals and tempting the taste buds of food and wine lovers from all over the world.

At NZSFW, our programmes are taught by a team of industry leaders, award winning chefs and sommeliers who are experts in their field and completely focused on the success of our students. As an authorised British WSET® Wine certificate provider, our wine programmes will kick start your career and give you the qualifications that are respected and recognised worldwide. 

Course Options 

* Find a job in hospo, 3 day course
o A practical course for full-time students wanting casual work while studying.

* Certificate in cookery Level 3, 20 weeks
o Gain the specialist skills you need to have an exciting career in culinary arts or hospitality and graduate with industry recognised, respected New Zealand and international qualifications.

* Certificate in Cookery Level 4, 40 weeks
o Gain the specialist skills you need to have an exciting career in culinary arts and graduate with industry recognised, respected qualifications.

* Professional Wine Knowledge (Sommelier), 12 weeks
o The New Zealand School of Food & Wine is the only WSET® authorised provider in New Zealand offering a 12 week classroom based teaching programme. WSET® is the qualification awarding division of the London Wine & Spirit Education Trust and accredited by the British qualifications authority. These qualifications are essential for students wishing to study for a Masters of Wine.

* Certificate in Wine, 2 weeks
o This popular two week introductory course offers the enthusiastic amateur the opportunity to study about wine, viticulture, wine making, tasting and matching food.
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* WSET® Intermediate, 2 weeks
o This intensive two week course explores the wines and spirits of the world. It is perfect for people who are passionate about wine as well as those working in the industry who wish to gain more knowledge and a well respected international qualification.

 At NZSFW we have developed a number of wine programmes as weekend or Tuesday evening options. We will also have a monthly food and wine event to celebrate something interesting that is going on in our world of food and wine.

·         NZSFW Certificate in Wine - Tuesday nights - you can sign up for just one night or complete the whole course

·         WSET Level 1 Foundation

·        WSET Level 2 Intermediate

Click here to view our NZQA Certificate in Professional Wine Knowledge - 12 week full time .

Contact Information:  T: 0800 469 749 all student course enquiries within New Zealand
T: +64 3 379 7501 (calls outside of New Zealand)



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