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WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits 

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

The WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits is intended to establish the basic skills and product knowledge required in the service and retail of spirits; it is ideal for preparing a person for their first job in hospitality or retail.

This course is also a great introductory first course for spirit enthusiasts who wish to study in a structured way. The qualification covers skills such as: identifying spirit styles, categories of spirits and service. 

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


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Study these highly regarded qualifications in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace.

WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits- Monday Course

Start Date: 11th March

Class Times: 9:00am - 4:30/5:00pm

Cost: $325

(Inclusive of WSET study guide, samples, tuition and examination fee)

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Key Information​

Course Overview:

The Level 1 Award in Spirits will teach you about the fundamentals of the world of spirits, covering topics such as:


  • The basic principles of spirit production

  • The main types and styles of spirits

  • How to serve spirits

  • Factors affecting the flavour of spirits

  • How to describe spirits using the WSET Level 1 Systematic Approach to Tasting Spirits

Duration of course:

1 full day including the examination


Students will sit a closed-book, multiple choice exam consisting of 30 questions.
This exam will be sat during the final session of the course.
Successful completion of the exam will lead to the internationally recognised WSET Level 1 Award in Spirits.


Entry Requirements:

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


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.


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


No previous experience of spirit tasting is necessary to register on this course.

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