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This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan of between $25 – $30 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



2 key modules made up of 21 lessons. Completion of this course requires approximately 200 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



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Calling all Viticultural enthusiasts! Or even those who are looking to work in a wine production-based sector!

This wonderful and informative course has been specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work within the Viticultural sector, more specifically, in a position pertaining to vine management, wine production and supporting roles.

This course is ideal for individuals who are looking to secure well-paying jobs within the viticultural arm of the horticulture sector. Specifically, this refers to individuals who are interested in acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to operate a successful vineyard, for vineyard workers, managers and winegrowers who are looking to upskill their current knowledge concerning vine management and for individuals looking to make an entrance into the industry.

This course is ideal for the development of professionals currently employed in the Viticultural sector and who would like to take their career to the next level.

The key areas of knowledge covered in this course relate to the establishment and maintenance of grapevines, as well as, overall business management practices relevant to New Zealand grape growing production systems. More specifically, this course aims to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to successfully operate a vineyard and wine production enterprise from the ground up. Overall, students will be provided with a broad introduction to the scope of the viticultural industry (both relevant to New Zealand and internationally) with in-depth instruction in regards to soil biology and ecology, selection of appropriate grape varieties for local environments, vineyard establishment and vineyard culture and maintenance (from the installation of new grapevines to pest, disease and weed control, to setting up irrigation and adequate nutritional systems; right through to setting up research programs to improve vine productivity, harvesting of produce and lastly wine production).

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Course Outline

Module 1: Viticulture 1

  • Introduction to Viticulture
  • Climate and Soils
  • Selecting Grape Varieties
  • Vineyard establishment
  • Grapevine Culture Part A (Training and Pruning)
  • Grapevine Culture Part B (Weeds, Pests and Diseases)
  • Grapevine Culture Part C (Irrigation and Feeding)
  • Improving grape quality
  • Harvesting and selling wine

Module 2 – Horticulture 1

  • Plant identification
  • Planting
  • Recognising Plant families and identifying plants
  • Soils
  • Plant Nutrition
  • Water Management
  • Garden Maintenance and Weeds
  • Pests and diseases
  • Pruning
  • Landscaping
  • Propagation
  • Lawns
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