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New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3)*


Central Otago with work experience and field trips

17 weeks
To be confirmed

Want to work as a cellar operator in commercial wine cellar operations? 

With work experience and field trips, what better place to learn about wine than in the heart of one of the most-renowned wine making regions of New Zealand?     

We’re currently developing this programme where you’ll learn all about:

  • the wine industry, wine making processes, and plant and equipment that you’d use as a cellar operator
  • legislation, regulatory, food safety and workplace and personal health and safety requirements
  • how to work effectively in a team when transferring wine to meet production requirements
  • how to complete routine cellar operation tasks. 

Courses include Wine and Wine Industry; Winery Processing; Cellar Operations; and Wine Management Post Fermentation. 

This is an entry-level programme designed for people already working in a winery at an entry level, or for those who want to enter the wine industry. 

Please email to be kept in the loop about this programme or if you have any questions - we'll let you know when it's open for applications! 

*subject to final approval



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