New Zealand Certificate in Cellar Operations (Level 3)


Central Otago with work experience and field trips

17 weeks full-time (17 January - 26 May 2022)
January 2022

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?     

During this programme 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. 

Plus, Otago Polytechnic holds an accredited membership status for Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. All our lecturers within this programme are recognised as sustainable practitioners, incorporating best practice in their teaching at all times, and your work placements will take place in a variety of sustainably-accredited wineries.

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 if you have any questions!