If you love beer, imagine yourself with a career in the brewing industry. Whether you’re new to this creative industry, or a long-time home brewer, learn the art and science of brewing from the ground up. 

A man working with brewery equipment

A Brewing qualification will give you the practical skills and technical knowledge to produce various types of craft beer. Designed to meet industry needs, our brewing courses are suitable for home brewers through to those who have experience in the industry.  

Our Cromwell campus is home to New Zealand’s first dedicated Brew School, making it one of a kind. Here you will learn through hands-on experience, from crafting beer in our fully commercial and purpose-built brewery; the Otago Brew School, right through to production and selling.  

Our Brewing qualifications can be studied online, in-work or at our Cromwell campus. 

Brewing qualifications

Food & Hospitality

This programme will teach you the skills and knowledge required to work as a brewer in a commercial brewing operation under broad supervision. You will be immersed in a practical learning experience; the brewing process, technical brewing plans, production processes and volumes. You will brew your own beers including pilsner, ale, lager, and other craft styles.


1 Year


On campus



Career potential

Brewing Operator, Home Brewer

Study Brewing for free

Study Brewing for free

Take advantage of these qualifications being fully-funded in 2022.

Contact us

If you’re not sure what to study and would like some guidance, we’re here to help. Feel free to chat to us directly about any questions you may have.