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WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Melbourne Wine School is proud to offer the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award in Wines. This course is open to you, if you hold the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines.

The Level 3 qualification is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principal wines of the world and their commercial importance in the world market. 

The qualification will assist those who are required to make professional evaluations of wines with regard to their commercial value.

 

Holders of the WSET level 3 Award in Wines will be able to describe the characteristics of the principle wines and spirits of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and value.

This course is suitable for people who are not employed within the drinks industry but wish to learn more about the subject. It is important that potential students appreciate that this course is used by a wide range of professionals as a development course for the drinks industry, and is approached in that way by our tutors.

Further information about this course can be found on the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines specification.

The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines builds on the WSET Level 2 Award in Wines. It is highly recommended that you must have completed WSET Level 2 Award to sit this Level 3 course. If you haven't completed the WSET level 2 please get in touch.

Want to prepare? Head over to Student Resources and get a jump on your studies!

Upcoming Level 3 Award in Wines

WSET Level 3 - April Intensive - 2024

Course Dates: 
5 Consecutive days: 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th


Examination: Monday following: 22nd

Class Times:

Course Days: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Exam: 10:30am - 1:30pm

Cost: $1550

(Inclusive of Tasting Glasses, Wine, WSET study guide, and examination fee)

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WSET Level 3 - February, March & April

Course Dates: 
10 x Monday Evenings:
February 12th, 19th & 26th

March 4th, 18th, 25th

April 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th
 

2 x Saturdays:

March 2nd & 16th

Examination:  April 29th

Class Times:

Evenings: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturdays: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $1550

(Inclusive of Tasting Glasses, Wine, WSET study guide, and examination fee)

WSET Level 3 Saturday Course - April & May

Course Dates: 6 x Saturdays

April 27th

May 4th, 11th, 18th, & 25th

Examination:  June 1st

Class Times:

Saturdays: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost: $1550

(Inclusive of Tasting Glasses, Wine, WSET study guide, and examination fee)

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Assessment

A multiple choice paper of fifty questions: pass mark 55%
A short written answer paper of four questions: pass mark 55%
A tasting examination: Correctly identify two wines and produce a written analysis using WSET level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting.

Successful completion of the exam will lead to the internationally recognised WSET Level 3 Award in Wines. You will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo.

Entry Requirements: You must be of legal drinking age (18) to participate in this course. 

 

Cost: $1,550 (inclusive of WSET Level 3 study guide, tasting glasses, and examination fee).

Location:

All classes are held at Inspire9 1/41-43 Stewart Street, Richmond VIC 3121

It is accessible by public transport and car.  Nearby train, tram, and car parking spaces can be found here.

 

Directions:  

Inspire9 1/41-43 Stewart Street, Richmond VIC 3121

The course assessment is split into two essential units: Unit 1 focuses on your theoretical understanding of the subject and your ability to communicate this, while Unit 2 focuses on your tasting abilities. 

Both units are examined in person on the same day, with a short break between the papers.

 

KEY FACTS

Course Overview: The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines will give a thorough understanding of the world of wine, spread over 2 units and covering topics such as:

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, wine making, maturation and bottling

  • How key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal wines of the world

  • Sparkling wines of the world

  • Fortified wines of the world

  • How to apply your understanding to explain wine style and quality

 

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine (SAT)

Please note that additional charges are applicable for all exam re-sits and non-attendance.

Level 3 full exam resit : $300

Theory exam only resit : $150

Tasting exam only resit : $150

Non-attendance of registered exam : $50

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