WSET Accredited Courses

WSET Level 1 Award in Wines

Melbourne Wine School is proud to offer the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1 Award in Wines.

A beginner level introduction to wine suitable for those starting a wine career or pursuing an interest in wine.

No previous wine knowledge or wine tasting experience is necessary.


For individuals new to wine study, this qualification provides a hands-on introduction to the world of wine. You’ll explore the main types and styles of wine through sight, smell, and taste, while also gaining the basic skills to describe wines accurately, and make food and wine pairings.

Further information about this course can be found on the WSET Level 1 Award in Wines specification.


Course Overview: The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines covers topics such as:

  • The main types and styles of wine

  • Common wine grapes and their characteristics

  • How to store and serve wine

  • The principles of food and wine pairing

  • How to describe wine using the WSET Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine

Course Duration: The WSET Level 1 Award in Wines is a day-long course that runs from 9am to 5pm.

Assessment: Students will sit a closed-book, multiple choice exam consisting of 30 questions. This exam will be sat at the end of the day's course. Successful completion of the exam will lead to the internationally recognised WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

Entry Requirements: You must be of legal drinking age (18) to participate in this course. There are no other requirements for entry.

Cost: $280 (inclusive of WSET study guide, tasting glasses, and examination fee).

Location: All classes are held at The Circle Collingwood, which is accessible by public transport and car.  Nearby train, tram, and car parking spaces can be found here.

Directions:  The Circle Collingwood, 4 Bloomburg St, Collingwood VIC 3066


Full Day Course: March

Date: Saturday March 7th 

Class Times: 9am - 5pm  

                   (exam included)


Cost: $280

Location: The Circle

                 4 Bloomburg Street


Full Day Course: April

Date: Saturday April 4th 

Class Times: 9am - 5pm  

                   (exam included)


Cost: $280

Location: The Circle

                 4 Bloomburg Street


Licence No. 36149925

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence:

  • To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $18,000)

  • For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $700)

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