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WIN1102 Wine Production Skills

Semester 1, 2020 External
Short Description: Wine Production Skills
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Sciences
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 019905 - Food Science and Biotechnology
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass


Examiner: Ursula Kennedy

Other requisites

Assumed knowledge WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production


Students must have a range of vocational skills to enable them to actively contribute within a wine related workplace. This practical course enables students to develop wine industry relevant skills, pertinent to their major, with industry professionals.


This course is delivered as a series of practical workshops led by industry professionals, allowing students to acquire career relevant skills in their chosen major. Topics addressed include hands-on vineyard management, wine production techniques, and business management skills.

This course comprises a number of small residential schools throughout the year held at Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe Queensland.

This course contains a mandatory residential school.


On completion of this course students should be able to:

  1. apply appropriate practical skills and knowledge in a professional workplace environment;
  2. use written and verbal workplace communication skills to transfer knowledge to a range of audiences;
  3. work effectively, be responsible for their own learning, and make appropriate decisions in matters pertaining to their own safety and wellbeing;
  4. evaluate and apply a range of possible solutions to a variety of industry based scenarios.


Description Weighting(%)
1. Topics covered in this course will be dependent on a student’s discipline area and the associated context and environment of the skills workshops attended. Learning experiences and outcomes will therefore be derived largely from the nature of the workshops attended, within the context of a student’s major. 100.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

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There are no texts or materials required for this course.

Reference materials

Reference materials are materials that, if accessed by students, may improve their knowledge and understanding of the material in the course and enrich their learning experience.
There are no specific reference materials for this course. Any reference materials will be provided to student on Study Desk and in hard copy during workshops.

Student workload expectations

Activity Hours
Assessments 70.00
Residential Schools 80.00
Self-Directed Learning 180.00

Assessment details

Description Marks out of Wtg (%) Due Date Objectives Assessed Notes
Skills workshop attendance 1 1 19 Jun 2020 1,2,3,4 (see note 1)
Work skills evaluation 39 39 19 Jun 2020 1,2,3,4 (see note 2)
Work skills reflection 60 60 19 Jun 2020 1,2,3,4 (see note 3)

  1. The examiner to advise on details of the workshops and reflections, and due dates for the assessment items, via USQ Study Desk.
  2. See Note 1
  3. See Note 1

Important assessment information

  1. Attendance requirements:
    There are no weekly attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration This course involves mandatory residential schools of varying length delivered at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe Queensland.

    Students must complete the requirements of the Student Code of Conduct for Vineyard and Winery Work for this course and any other host requirements where required.
    Students must attend the mandatory residential school.

    Students must complete the requirements of the Student Code of Conduct for Vineyard and Winery Work for this course and any other host requirements where required.

    Students must attend the mandatory residential school.

  2. Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
    To complete the Residential School Attendance item satisfactorily students must attend at least 80% of the mandatory residential school. To complete each of the other assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 50% of the marks available for each assessment item.

  3. Penalties for late submission of required work:
    Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure (point 4.2.4)

  4. Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
    To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must obtain at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.

    Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course: To be assured of a pass in this course students must submit each assessment item, achieve an aggregate of 50% of the marks available for the summative assessments and satisfactorily complete all residential school components.

  5. Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
    As P is the only passing grade available for this course, all students who are qualified for a passing grade will be given a grade of P. Other students will be given either a Failing grade or an Incomplete grade.

  6. Examination information:
    There is no examination in this course.

  7. Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
    There is no examination in this course.

  8. University Student Policies:
    Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at

Assessment notes

  1. Students must familiarise themselves with the USQ Assessment Procedures (

  2. Referencing in assignments must comply with the Harvard (AGPS) referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (APGS) style to be used is defined by the USQ library’s referencing guide. This guide can be found at

  3. As part of the mandatory residential school, students may be expected to complete a combination of laboratories, practical classes and assessment as advised by the course examiner.

Evaluation and benchmarking

In meeting the University’s aims to establish quality learning and teaching for all programs, this course monitors and ensures quality assurance and improvements in at least two ways. This course:
1. conforms to the USQ Policy on Evaluation of Teaching, Courses and Programs to ensure ongoing monitoring and systematic improvement.
2. forms part of the Diploma of Wine Production.

Other requirements

  1. Computer, e-mail and Internet access:
    Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at
    Insert standard residential school statement

Date printed 19 June 2020