Whether you work in the hospitality industry, wish to learn about the role of an Australian sommelier or are simply a wine enthusiast, this course is ideal for you.
The Certificate of Sommelier Service is an online professional development program that will provide you with specialist training in the field of sommelier.
This online sommelier course will cover knowledge of both Australian and imported wine and skills in the sales and service of wine. You will discover the types and styles of wines, as well as wine regions and terminology and food and beverage pairing.
In addition, this sommelier course will give you important skills and knowledge in the service and sale of beers, spirits and liquors.
On completion of this course you will feel confident in the service and sale of wine, beer, spirits and liquors in the retail space or hospitality industry.
Unit 1 - Provide advice on Australian wines
Characteristics of Australian wines
Major and emerging wine regions
Wine serving temperature
Types of wine glasses and correct use
Wine aromas and appearance
Off colours and turbidity
Presenting wine to potential customers
Knowing the wine product
Humidity, light and Vibration
Smoke affected wines
Cloudiness and oxidation
Alcohol and fruit flavour
Reading wine labels
Wine and food matching
Trade shows and wine events
Networking and publications
Introducing new wine styles
Events and festivals
Unit 2 – Provide advice on imported wines
Evaluate imported wines
Characteristics of imported wines
Wine production methods
Unit 3- Provide table service of food and beverage
Mise en place procedures
Lighting and floor plans
Bar mise en place
Table service / plans
Greeting and seating
Customer preferences and needs
Flow of service
Food and beverage quality
The hospitality experience
End of shift duties
Unit 4 - Provide advice on food and beverage matching
Evaluate foods and beverages
Australian and imported wines
Australian wine styles
Wine and food matching
Beers, spirits and liqueurs
Malt, Hops, Yeast, Spirits
How cooking affects pairing
How food features affect interactions
Alcohol in cooking
Provide advice on compatibility
Menus and wine lists
Maintaining stock levels
Extend own knowledge
Identify customer trends
Unit 5 - Provide advice on beers, spirits and liqueurs
Evaluate beers, spirits and Liquors
Handling and storage
Monitor product quality
Main beer styles
Types of liqueur
Matching food and drink
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 75 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
Yes! The cost for printed materials for this course is $50 per unit.Total cost for optional printed materials is: $250.00. Printed materials are available for purchase at any time and not require to complete this course. Everything you need to complete the course is provided online via our e-learning system.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.