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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines

EN_Wines, Level 2 Award

The WSET® Level 2 Award in Wines explores the wines of the world and includes a wine tasting in each class. 

The program has been designed to provide vocational training in product knowledge for those employed in the liquor industry with little knowledge of the broad range of international alcoholic beverages. 

It is ideal for those seeking a good level of product knowledge, job skills and competencies in handling international wines. The program is also appropriate for those not employed in the alcoholic beverages industry but who wish to expand their knowledge of international wine.

A one-hour closed-book examination comprised of 50 multiple-choice questions.

What you will learn

  • How wine is made
  • What factors influence wine styles
  • The key white and black grape varieties and their characteristics
  • The important wine-producing regions of the world in which these grapes are grown
  • The production of sparkling, sweet and fortified wines
  • Label terminology
  • How to describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)
  • How to make food and wine pairings

It is a requirement that the WSET specification document is read before you pay. You can find this document under 'More info'.

Choosing the right Level 2 Award in Wines course

The Academy offers WSET Level 2 Award in Wines in a number of formats throughout the year.

  • 3 day intensive course with the examination approx. 2 weeks later. This course requires preparation and pre-reading of the study material prior to attending.
  • 9 week course, 1 evening per week (2.5hrs) with the examination on the 9th evening.
  • 4 week Saturday course. 1 day per week (5hrs) for 4 weeks with the examination on the 4th week.

You will need to study at home each week to successfully pass the examination. Please choose your course format carefully to suit your learning style. Whilst the intensive course may look convenient it is often the hardest format and is offered for people who either live in country areas or have limited time to complete the course. 

Contact the Academy if you would like to know the dates of future courses that may not be currently displayed on our website. 

As part of your enrolment, you receive a Study Pack and, (for some courses) a set of 6 tasting glasses.  Once you have received your ‘Course Confirmation’ email, the Study Pack will be available for collection from TAFE NSW, Ryde Campus. Instructions regarding the collection of your Study Pack will be included in the course confirmation.  The tasting glasses will be issued during the first class.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course. Students are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). More information regarding the USI can be found in our FAQs.

Choose your date and location


Saturday, 27 July 2024


9.30am - 3pm



Attendance dates

27 July - 24 August 2024


1 day (Saturday) per week for 4 weeks. Exam Date 24 August 11am


TAFE NSW, Ryde 250 Blaxland Road Ryde