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Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Wine Science

Graduate Certificate of Science Specialisation Wine Science (GCSC)

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • External
Campus
  • Stanthorpe
Duration
  • 0.5 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start date
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
Note: Semester 1 (February) intake is only available via part-time study. This specialisation is only available to international students via external mode. 

Overview

  • Do you have dreams of growing your own grapes or producing wine in Burgundy, Margaret River or the Granite Belt? Do you want to be an important part of an exciting and growing industry?
  • USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Science (Wine Science) suits those who wish to upgrade their knowledge of recent advances in wine science and university graduates working in the wine industry.
  • Highly applied and analytical, the course is suitable for those of you looking for a career change.

Further study

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Science allows students to articulate into the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Career outcomes

  • As a graduate you will have the skills to work in the vineyard, the winery, or both. There are also a variety of exciting opportunities to be found in the broader agricultural sciences that support our grape and wine producers.
  • Careers may include viticulturist and vineyard management, grower liaison, agronomy, plant and soil health, wine making, cellar management, laboratory management, wine sales and cellar door management, wine marketing, distribution, imports and exports, wine warehousing, vineyard and winery supply sales, wine journalism and more.

Entry requirements 

  • 3-year Bachelor degree from an Australian university or equivalent. 
  • or
  • equivalent professional work experience, as determined through the Credit and Exemption procedure.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

You may be eligible for recognition of prior learning if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

USQ offers a number of bachelor degrees for you to study to help you meet the entry requirements for your chosen degree.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 4 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Courses to be studied Units
2 x core courses 2
2 x specialisation courses 2
Total 4

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Residential schools

If you are enrolled in the External study mode in this degree, you will have the opportunity to come on-campus for residential schools, where you will attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials, use the facilities and meet staff and other students.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for your first year of study (4 units) in this degree are:

Study Mode Cost
Commonwealth supported

The Federal Government contributes to the cost of your course and you need to pay a student contribution.

AUD 4760
Domestic full fee paying

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 13440

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2020. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Residential school costs

This degree includes an on-campus residential school component that involves travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

Loan to help you pay your fees

You may not have to pay your course (subject) fees upfront. HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP allows you to defer your fees until your income reaches a certain level. Find out if you are eligible for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP.

You may also be eligible to receive financial support from Centrelink.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

The closing dates for applying directly to USQ are:

  • Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 6 March, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - applications close Friday 24 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 13 July 2020.

More information on applying key dates is available.

Further information

Discover further information on applying to study at USQ that is relevant to you.

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Begin your study journey today with Australia’s #1 University for graduate starting salary* and start the degree that’s right for you.

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