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Sydney Wine Academy to deliver specialist course in spirits in 2009

In an Australian first, TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute’s Sydney Wine Academy will deliver the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET®) Level 2 Professional Spirits Certificate, an essential qualification for those interested in spirits and liqueurs in 2009.

The Academy is Australia’s leading WSET® approved program provider and the Professional Spirits Program is designed to give a comprehensive level of focused product knowledge on spirits and liqueurs to those working in the hospitality sector.

The factors that impact on the character and quality of spirits are explored in this program, and students will study production methods and the importance of branding and spirits in the marketplace.

Each class is enhanced with a tasting that includes the benchmark spirits discussed in the lecture.

“The course recognises and responds to the growth in specialist spirits,” says Course Director, Clive Hartley.

“Sommeliers, importers, manufacturers, retailers and consumers will benefit from this specialist course.”

Evening courses will commence 3 March 2009 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm over seven weeks to meet the needs of busy industry professionals.

For those seeking a comprehensive qualification, the Academy offers the (WSET®) Professional Certificate in Spirits (day course) within the TAFE NSW Certificate III in Hospitality Specialist Bar Course.

On successful completion, students receive a Certificate III in Hospitality and the (WSET®) Professional Certificate in Spirits.

Enrolments for the dual qualification will take place at TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute’s Ryde College on Friday 30 January between 1 and 7pm.

For more information on how TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute (NSI) can help progress your career, please visit www.itsmydecision.com.au or call 131 674.

Media enquiries: Rebecca Flood Promotional Services TAFE NSW – Northern Sydney Institute 213 Pacific Highway, St Leonards Ph: (02) 9942 0822 Fax: (02) 9942 0595 Email:

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