Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Year and Campus:||2011 - Dookie|
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Duration & Credit Points:||50 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.|
CoordinatorMr Peter McSweeney
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The course has been developed for employees in the viticulture and/or oenology sectors of the Wine Industry, people currently employed in different careers who wish to gain employment in the wine industry, or people who are establishing or operating their own vineyard and/or winery.
Students are introduced to the science of viticulture and wine. An integrated approach to viticulture and oenology exposes students to all operations undertaken throughout the yearly cycle on a vineyard and in a winery.
This course is offered by distance education. Students receive learning guides via the subject website and attend a residential school for most subjects. The Graduate Certificate is one year part time and comprises the first four subjects of the Graduate Diploma and Masters programs.
The courses are offered from the Dookie Campus of the University of Melbourne. The course has been developed for employees in the viticulture and/or oenology sectors of the wine industry or people who are establishing or operating their own vineyard and/or winery.
On completion of this course, students should be able to:
|Course Structure & Available Subjects:||
These four subjects introduce students to the science of viticulture and wine, and key concepts of financial management relevant to analysing situations, evaluating alternative actions, implementing actions and exercising control. The two winegrowing subjects take an integrated approach to viticulture and oenology, and on completion students will have reviewed all operations undertaken throughout the yearly cycle on a vineyard and in a winery.
Attendance at residential schools is compulsory and the work undertaken during this time is generally worth 20% of the final assessment. Each residential school is a week long and provides the opportunity to complete practical sessions in the campus vineyard, winery, laboratories and tasting facilities. A tour to vineyards and wineries may be incorporated into residential schools.
All four subjects in the Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture are offered by distance education. For each subject students will receive:
Throughout their course students will have access to subject coordinators and other relevant staff via phone and email. During the residential school students will have access to the following facilities:
The Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture will require the completion of four compulsory subjects of course work over a minimum of 12 months. This allows students to experience the annual cycle of operations that occur in vineyards and wineries.
Please note that the first 2 subjects' residential schools are at the beginning of semester 1;
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Graduate Certificate in Wine Technology and Viticulture
The course is conducted part time over one year and includes distance education-based study and residential workshops based at the Dookie Campus.
Study Period Commencement:
The Graduate Certificate can articulate into the Graduate Diploma or Masters in Wine Technology and Viticulture program.
2. The Selection Committee will evaluate the applicant's ability to pursue successfully the course using the following criteria -
2. The Selection Committee may conduct interviews and tests and call for referees reports and employer references to elucidate any of the matters referred to above.
|Core Participation Requirements:||
The Melbourne School of Land and Environment (MSLE) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and School policy to take reasonable steps to make reasonable adjustments so as to enable the student’s participation in the School’s programs. MSLE contributes to the New Generation degrees and offers a broad range of programs across undergraduate and post-graduate levels many of which adopt a multi-disciplinary approach.
Students of the School’s courses must possess intellectual, ethical, and emotional capabilities required to participate in the full curriculum and to achieve the levels of competence required by the School. Candidates must have abilities and skills in observation; motor in relevant areas; communication; in conceptual, integrative, and quantitative dimensions; and in behavioural and social dimensions.
Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability, however students need to be able to participate in the program in an independent manner and with regard to their safety and the safety of others.
I. Observation: In some contexts, the student must be able to observe demonstrations and experiments in the basic and applied sciences. More broadly, observation requires reading text, diagrams, maps, drawings and numerical data. The candidate should be able to observe details at a number of scales and record useful observations in discipline dependant contexts.
II. Communication: A candidate should be able to communicate with fellow students, professional and academic staff, members of relevant professions and the public. A candidate must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively. Communication includes not only speech but also reading and writing.
III. Motor: Candidates should have sufficient motor function necessary for participation in the inherent discipline-related activities. The practical work, design work, field work, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, require varying motor movement abilities. Off campus investigations may include visits to construction sites, urban, rural and/or remote environments.
IV. Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities: These abilities include measurement, calculation, reasoning, analysis, and synthesis. Problem solving, the critical skill demanded of professionals in land and environment industries, requires all of these intellectual abilities. In addition, the candidate should be able to comprehend three-dimensional relationships and to understand the spatial relationships of structures.
V. Behavioural and Social Attributes: A candidate must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students.
Students who feel their disability will prevent them from meeting the above academic requirements are encouraged to contact the Disability Liaison Unit.
On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students can articulate into Second Year of the Graduate Diploma in Wine Technology and Viticulture.
The Melbourne Experience enables our Graduates to become:
Leaders in communities
Attuned to cultural diversity
Active global citizens
It is expected students will develop:
|Links to further information:||http://www.wine.unimelb.edu.au/|
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