NZ School of Wines and Spirits


How old do I need to be to enrol in wines and spirits education?
Students must be over 18 years old. You will be asked to provide your date of birth on enrolling, and sign a waiver that you are over 18.

I have a good understanding of wines, can I enrol straight into Level 3?
While a good understanding of wines will help you understand the course work, those who have been away from studying for some time usually find the routines and commitment required to study for a Level 3 course quite demanding. Evidence on past results suggests that all students will do better at Level 3 if they complete Level 2 first. 
For this reason we will no longer be accepting students straight into Level 3. If you have completed Level 2 elsewhere we welcome you into Level 3 on verification of your results.

When do I need to enrol?
All courses have an enrolment closing date to give us time to complete your enrolment with the WSET in the UK and have study materials sent to NZ. We encourage you to enrol as soon as possible as all courses have a maximum number of students, and they do fill up. Late enrolments will be accepted where there is room on the course, but a late fee will be incurred.
Course and enrolment dates are on the Current Courses Booking Now page.

When do I need to pay?
Payment is due on receipt of your invoice, per the terms on the enrolment form. No study materials will be released until all payment terms are met and students will not be allowed to start the course.

Can I pay by credit card?
Yes you can pay by credit card, but we pass on the 3.5% fee charged. We can not accept credit card details directly.

Can I get a student loan to pay for my course?
These courses do not qualify for student loans.

When will I receive my study materials?
On the date enrolments close you will be sent an email confirming course dates, teaching venue and examination date and when you will be given your course materials. Generally course materials are sent out a week before you course start date.

What are the course venues?
We use various venues in each city. Maps with venue details are on our booking site. Confirmation of venue and times will be emailed closer to the course start date.