Love beer or wine and want to make a career from it?

Our brewing qualifications have been designed to meet industry needs as well as offering a learning experience that fits with your lifestyle. With a new purpose-built brewing facility at our campus in Cromwell, these programmes are truly unique.

And we're also offering a Cellar Operations programme which will prepare you to work as a cellar operator in commercial wine cellar operations. And what better place to learn than in the heart of one of the most-renowned wine making regions in New Zealand?



These programmes are free for domestic students due to the Government's Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) (although you'll still need to pay additional course-related and living costs). 

New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3) 

Location: Central Otago | Start: January 2022

Want to work as a cellar operator in commercial wine cellar operations? With work experience and field trips, this programme has courses that 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. 

New Zealand Certificate in Brewing Operations (Level 3)* 

Location: Online | Start: To be confirmed 

Want to learn how to carry out basic brewing skills in a commercial or non-commercial environment? We’re excited to currently be developing this Level 3 brewing certificate. This is an entry-level qualification, designed for those already working in the industry or those intending to enter the industry in an entry-level role.

*Subject to final approval

New Zealand Certificate in Brewing (Level 4) 

Location: Central Otago | Start: February | Delivery: Full-time

Ideal if you’re new to the industry or a long-time home brewer, learn the art and science of brewing from the ground up! Immerse yourself in a practical learning experience involving theory of the brewing process, technical brewing plans, production processes, volumes and of course, hands-on beer brewing.

New Zealand Certificate in Brewing (Level 5) 

Location: Online | Start: First of each month | Delivery: Full-time

Perfect for those with experience in a commercial or non-commercial brewery who want to develop the skills to work independently in the brewing industry.

New Zealand Diploma in Brewing (Level 6) 

Location: Online | Start: First of every month | Delivery: Full-time

If you’re a brewer with significant skills and experience, completion of this programme will demonstrate that you have the skills and specialised knowledge to develop and independently brew to a professional level in a commercial or non-commercial environment.

Both our Level 5 and Level 6 programmes are delivered through our Assessment of Prior Learning Centre, Capable NZ. Our innovative Independent Learner Pathway lets you gain a qualification through experiential learning as we measure your existing experience against these NZQA-recognised qualifications.