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Postgraduate Certificate in Wine Business and Innovation

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Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


6 months

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The PGCertWBI is a Level 8 programme of 60 credits which enables those who have completed a bachelor’s degree to achieve a postgraduate level qualification in the wine business and innovation area.

The programme can be completed in six months full-time or up to two years part-time, depending on your previous study and experience, and specific course preferences. It can act as an eligibility point into the master’s degree for those who don’t initially meet the eligibility requirements, and need to demonstrate their ability to study at postgraduate level. Alternatively, those who initially enrolled on the master’s degree and are not in a position to complete it, may transfer applicable courses to the postgraduate certificate for the purposes of qualification completion.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

The programmes in the Wine Business and Innovation suite will enable graduates to:

Increase their knowledge base, professional skills, and confidence within the wine industry

Develop, manage, and advise a wine business

Pursue their domestic or international career goals within the industry

Entry criteria

An NZQA listed undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related field such as Oenology, Viticulture, Business or Management, or

Applicants from countries in which English is not the primary spoken language must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include:

Completion of a programme of study in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply*), and

Approved scores on IELTS tests, namely an Academic score of 6.5 with no band lower than 6 (or accepted international equivalents).

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