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Diploma of Wine (DWIN) - DipWin

QTAC code (Australian and New Zealand applicants): External: 906445

 External
Semester intake:Semester 1 (February)
Fees:Commonwealth supported place
Domestic full fee paying place
Residential school:Queensland College of Wine Tourism, Stanthorpe, Queensland 
Standard duration:1 year full-time or equivalent part-time 

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Phone (from outside Australia): +61 7 4631 5315
Email: study@usq.edu.au  
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Program aims

This program will prepare students for careers in the grape growing, wine making or wine business sectors. This is a program providing students with the necessary skills and the knowledge of fundamental concepts in the wine science major.

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Program objectives

On completion of this program graduates should be able to:

  • display theoretical and technical knowledge of viticulture, wine production or wine business fundamentals

  • effectively apply relevant cognitive and technical skills associated with grape or wine production or wine business enterprise

  • communicate effectively using digital, verbal and written forums with industry and peers in order to transfer knowledge to a range of audiences

  • evaluate and apply a range of possible solutions to a variety of industry based scenarios

  • take responsibility for their own learning and make appropriate decisions in matters pertaining to their own safety and wellbeing

  • function effectively as a team member, including taking directions from others.


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Australian Qualifications Framework

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a single national, comprehensive system of qualifications offered by higher education institutions (including universities), vocational education and training institutions and secondary schools. Each AQF qualification has a set of descriptors which define the type and complexity of knowledge, skills and application of knowledge and skills that a graduate who has been awarded that qualification has attained, and the typical volume of learning associated with that qualification type.

This program is at AQF Qualification Level 05. Graduates at this level will have specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.

The full set of levels criteria and qualification type descriptors can be found by visiting www.aqf.edu.au.

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Program Information Set

View USQ’s admission criteria, student profiles and a summary of all offers made under Course Admission Information Set via the QTAC website.

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Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, applicants must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Have achieved a minimum Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 68 or equivalent qualification.^
  • English Language Proficiency requirements for Category 2.


Applicants are advised to also note the following:


All students are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements.

If students do not meet the English language requirements they may apply to study a University-approved English language program. On successful completion of the English language program, students may be admitted to an award program.

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These are determined by the University for specific programs each Semester. The 2019 OP and tertiary entrance ranks are based on agreed QTAC schedules which assess formal study at Year 12 or equivalent level, tertiary, preparatory, professional or vocational qualifications or work experience, as detailed in the QTAC Assessment of Qualifications Manual and QTAC Assessor Guidelines.

Special admissions may help you get into the program of your choice by increasing your Selection Rank. The additional points don't apply to all applicants or all programs. Please read the information about USQ's Special Admissions carefully to find out what you may be eligible for.

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Program fees

Commonwealth supported place

A Commonwealth supported place is where the Australian Government makes a contribution towards the cost of a students' higher education and students pay a student contribution amount, which varies depending on the courses undertaken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Commonwealth Supported students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called HECS-HELP.

Domestic full fee paying place

Domestic full fee paying places are funded entirely through the full fees paid by the student. Full fees vary depending on the courses that are taken. Students are able to calculate the fees for a particular course via the Course Fee Finder.

Domestic full fee paying students may be eligible to defer their fees through a Government loan called FEE-HELP provided they meet the residency and citizenship requirements.

Australian citizens, Permanent Humanitarian Visa holders, Permanent Resident visa holders and New Zealand citizens who will be resident outside Australia for the duration of their program pay full tuition fees and are not eligible for FEE-Help.

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Program structure

The Diploma of Wine consists of three core courses (one of 2-unit value delivered over semesters 1 and 2), and four of which are chosen from approved courses, depending on the minor being studied.

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Required time limits

Students have a maximum of 3 years to complete this program.

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Core courses

Core Course  Semester(s) Offered  Mode of Offer 
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production  S1  ONL 
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice*  S1  EXT 
WIN1102 Wine Production Skills*#  S1  EXT 

Footnotes
*Mandatory Residential School
#Two unit course

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Minor Studies

The minor study provides students with knowledge and skills in a specific area or specialisation. A minor study in a program is a group of four units of courses that provides students an appropriate breadth of study in an area of specialisation. Students must complete four (4) units from the minors listed below.

The minor studies available are:

  • Grape Growing

  • Wine Making

  • Wine Business Management


Grape Growing minor: Approved course list

WIN2210 Viticultural Principles and Production and the choice of three (3) of the following approved courses (or as approved by the Program Coordinator):

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode of Offer 
WIN2225 Wine Production Placement  S1, S2, S3  EXT 
AGR2301 Agricultural Science  S2  ONC/ONL 
BIO1100 Biology Concepts  S2  ONL 
BIO1810 Introduction to Food Science  S1  ONC/ONL 
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^  S1  EXT/ONC 
CHE2120 Chemistry 2^  S2  EXT/ONC 
CLI1110 Weather and Climate  S1  ONC/ONL 
REN1201 Environmental Studies  S1  ONC/ONL 
REN2200 Ecology for Sustainability  S1  ONC/ONL 

Footnotes
^Highly Recommended Residential School

Wine Making minor: Approved course list

WIN2220 Wine Production and the choice of three (3) of the following approved courses (or as approved by the Program Coordinator):

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode of Offer 
WIN2210 Viticultural Principles and Production  S2  ONL 
WIN2225 Wine Production Placement   S1, S2, S3  EXT 
BIO1100 Biology Concepts  S2  ONL 
BIO1810 Introduction to Food Science  S1  ONC/ONL 
CHE1110 Chemistry 1^  S1  EXT/ONC 
CHE2120 Chemistry 2^  S2  EXT/ONC 

Footnotes
^Highly Recommended Residential School

Wine Business Management minor: Approved course list

Choose four of the following approved courses (or as approved by the Program Coordinator):

Courses  Semester(s) Offered  Mode of Offer 
ACC1101 Accounting for Decision-Making  S1, S2
S3 
ONC
ONL 
ECO1000 Economics  S1, S2, S3  ONC/ONL 
MKT1001 Introduction to Marketing  S1
S2, S3 
ONC/ONL
ONL 
WIN2210 Viticultural Principles and Production  S2  ONL 
WIN2220 Wine Production  S2  ONL 
WIN2225 Wine Production Placement  S1, S2, S3  EXT 

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Residential schools

The attendance requirement of residential schools within this degree is indicated by the following letters: V = Voluntary; O = Optional; C = Compulsory; R = Recommended; HR = Highly Recommended; M = Mandatory. To find out more about residential schools, visit the Residential School Schedule to view specific dates for your degree, or visit the Policy and Procedure Library.

Highly recommended residential school (linked to an assessment item and non-attendance will mean a student misses an element for assessment preparation or an element of assessment).

Mandatory residential school (compulsory and has an associated pass/fail linked to the residential school attendance).

Core courses:


Approved courses:


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Articulation

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Wine students have the opportunity to articulate directly into the BSCI Bachelor of Science.

Students articulating into the USQ BSCI Bachelor of Science may be given exemptions for up to eight courses completed in the Diploma of Wine.

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Credit

Exemptions/credit will be assessed based on the USQ Credit and Exemption Procedure.

Recommended enrolment patterns

In this section:

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Full-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem
WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production11
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice11MCo-requisite: WIN1101
WIN1102 Wine Production Skills#11M
Course from Minor Approved List1212
Course from Minor Approved List1212
Course from Minor Approved List1212
Course from Minor Approved List1212

Footnotes
#Two unit course

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Recommended Enrolment Pattern - Part-time

Students are able to enrol in any offered mode of a course (on-campus, external or online), regardless of the program mode of study they enrolled in.


CourseYear of program and semester
in which course is normally studied
Residential schoolEnrolment requirements
On-campus
(ONC)
External
(EXT)
Online
(ONL)
YearSemYearSemYearSem

Year 1

WIN1101 Grape and Wine Production11
WIN2200 Viticultural and Winemaking Practice11MCo-requisite: WIN1101
Course from Minor Approved List1212
Course from Minor Approved List1212

Year 2

WIN1102 Wine Production Skills#21M
Course from Minor Approved List2222
Course from Minor Approved List2222

Footnotes
#Two unit course