Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00244B (QLD); 02225M (NSW)

Examine the fundamental concepts of wine science with USQ's Diploma of Wine, the only undergraduate Diploma of its kind currently offered in Australia. In addition to the core courses students can broaden their skills with a minor in Grape Growing, Wine Making or Wine Business Management. Students will gain valuable industry experience during the residential school courses at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism in Stanthorpe, Queensland, where they will also have the opportunity to achieve internationally recognised certification from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.


8 units: 3 core courses (one of 2-unit value) and 4 approved courses


  • Minor studies: Grape Growing
  • Wine Making
  • Wine Business Management

Standard entry requirements

  • Have achieved a minimum ATAR of 61.50, Overall Position (OP) 15, tertiary entrance rank 68 or equivalent qualification
  • Assumed knowledge expectations: English and Mathematics A or equivalent.

Study pathways

Upon successful completion of the Diploma of Wine students have the opportunity to articulate directly into the Bachelor of Science. Students articulating into the USQ Bachelor of Science may be given exemptions for up to eight courses completed in the Diploma of Wine.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
  • ATAR: 61
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 1 year

Further information

All residential school courses are held at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism in Stanthorpe, Queensland.

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