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Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations


Type: Course - Other
Location: Clare/Barossa Group, McLaren Vale Group, Riverland Group & other regions on application. Online program available.
Contact: Gill Ireland
Institution: River Murray Training (RMT)
Address: PO Box 1256, Berri, SA 5343 Australia
T: 0409 280 387
F: (08) 8582 3662
E: [email protected]
W: www.r-m-t.com.au
Facebook: River Murray Training
Twitter: @RiverMurrayTrai
Participants gain skills and knowledge to work safely and efficiently in running processes, assist others in their work and/or supervise others.

Description: Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations is designed for people working in the wine industry who want to gain skills in the operations and practices across a wide range of winery activities. You will develop the skills and knowledge to enable you to work safely and efficiently in running processes, to assist others in their work and/or supervise others. You will also learn how to monitor food safety (HACCP) programs, quality programs, environmental programs and occupational health and safety systems and procedures.

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised. On successful completion students will be awarded the Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations.

This qualification is part of the Food Processing Industry Training Package, Wine stream. It is designed with a practical emphasis and will require industry placement or employment to achieve a qualification. An academic pass can be issued for completion of the underpinning knowledge component. Students can undertake studies in viticulture, cellar door sales, cellar operations, bottling and packaging, or laboratory operations. While programs are streamed to individual sectors, program units can be chosen across streams.

At this level additional theoretical knowledge and higher skills are developed for solving a variety of problems using discretion and judgement, now under a limited degree of supervision. You may be involved in the supervision and mentoring of others.

If you enter the course after completing Certificate II, you should be able to complete the course in 12 months full-time and 18 months part-time. (Approximately 20-60 hours should be given to complete each unit - depending on your subject knowledge and time spent on study sessions. NOTE: this includes skill development time).

Trainees undertaking a Contract of Training will have either 36 or 48 months specified in their contract to complete the training on job.

Subjects vary according to individual enterprise practices and learner preference. A program will be tailored to meet your needs.

Core Units are compulsory for all streams and include: Communication skills, Environmental Sustainability, OH&S, Food safety (HACCP) and Quality assurance.

Specialist and optional units are stream specific, but units from different streams can be included in the qualification to suit the job role of the learner. For example, a bottling line worker may require skills in cleaning and sanitising, wine transfers and filtration, filling and sealing operations and also help out in wine sales. Units are selected from the cellar and bottling streams and the units provide responsible service of alcohol and evaluate wine from the cellar door stream are included.

For more information on your qualification visit our website www.r-m-t.com.au or contact Gill Ireland by phone on 0409 280 387, email on [email protected]

Applications: A Certificate III Is a trade level qualification with a strong practical component. Typically when you complete this qualification you will be recognised in the wine industry as grade 4 operator, leading hand or team leader. There are five streams which target wine industry workers from Cellar operations, Viticulture, Bottling and Packaging, Laboratory operations and Cellar Door Sales. There is also a Warehouse option which can be customised for winery workers. Participants may apply for recognition of prior Learning (RPL) for any unit/s from the training plan where he or she may have previously acquired the required skills and knowledge relating to the unit/s.

After completing the Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations you may wish to undertake a Certificate IV in Front Line Management, or pursue units from the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Vineyard operators have the option of undertaking Certificate IV or Diploma in Production Horticulture, Laboratory Technicians can further their careers by undertaking Certificate IV or Diploma in Laboratory Operations and Bottling and Packaging workers a Certificate IV or Diploma in Food Processing (General).

As access to an operating winery, bottling facility or vineyard is essential to achieve the qualification you will typically be employed as a cellarhand, vineyard operator, bottling line worker, laboratory technician or cellar door salesperson. However, pre-vintage and pre-employment programs are also offered where relevant work experience is included in the training.

You may enter the qualification with limited or no vocational experience. Lower level qualifications are nested within the Certificate III qualification. We assume you will have language, literacy and numeracy skills equivalent to Year 10 education, but will attempt to support you if there are any barriers to learning.

Learner literacy, language and numeracy level will be considered during an interview process prior to enrolment. Where appropriate a learner may be advised to undertake training in relevant basic skills prior to entry into the Certificate III in Wine Industry Operations. RMT will counsel the learner on options available locally and online to do this. This may incur additional costs.

RMT is a Skills for All provider, and an Australian Apprenticeship Centre representative can advise you on eligibility for funding and Employer Incentives.

You can start your course at any time by contacting the Wine Training Manager Gill Ireland on 0409 280 387 or [email protected] to arrange for a pre-enrolment interview. This may be a group induction session arranged by the employer or may be negotiated as an online or phone interview.

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