Diploma of Viticulture

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of managers in the viticulture industry.

Job Roles: Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qalification include:

Viticulture farm manager.

Australian Apprenticeships

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.


Completion of 10 units of competency comprising four (4) core units and six (6) elective units.

Core Units of Competency


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add topic AHCBUS501A

Manage staff


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add topic AHCPCM501A

Diagnose plant health problems

Production horticulture

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add topic AHCPHT504A

Develop a grape production plan


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add topic AHCSOL501A

Monitor and manage soils for production

Elective Units of Competency

select three (3) units from the elective list below

select three additional (3) units from the elective list below, or from units packaged in Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course

Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the viticulture industry.

Broadacre cropping

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add topic AHCBAC505A

Plan and manage long-term weed, pest &/or disease control in crops


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add topic AHCBIO501A

Manage active operational emergency disease or plant pest sites

add topic AHCBIO502A

Manage the implementation of an emergency disease or plant pest control program


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add topic AHCBUS502A

Market products and services

add topic AHCBUS503A

Negotiate and monitor contracts

add topic AHCBUS505A

Develop a marketing plan

add topic AHCBUS506A

Develop and review a business plan

add topic AHCBUS507A

Monitor and review business performance

add topic AHCBUS508A

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

add topic BSBRSK501B

Manage risk

add topic TLIL5019A

Implement and monitor transport logistics

add topic TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors


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add topic AHCCHM501A

Develop and manage a chemical use strategy


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add topic AHCDRG501A

Design drainage systems


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add topic AHCIRG502A

Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs

add topic AHCIRG503A

Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems

add topic AHCIRG504A

Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan

Machinery operation and maintenance

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add topic AHCMOM501A

Manage machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM502A

Implement a machinery management system

Natural area restoration

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add topic AHCNAR506A

Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies

Occupational health and safety

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add topic AHCOHS501A

Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


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add topic AHCORG501A

Develop an organic management plan

add topic AHCORG502A

Prepare the enterprise for organic certification

Production horticulture

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add topic AHCPHT505A

Evaluate wine

add topic AHCPHT506A

Manage a wine making process


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add topic AHCWAT502A

Manage water systems


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add topic AHCWRK501A

Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program


    Pathways into the Qualification

    Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include

    AHC40310 Certificate IV in Production Horticulture


    with equivalent technical skills in vineyard operations and vocational experience in a supervisory or technician role but no formal qualification.

    Pathways from the Qualification

    Further training pathways from this Qualification include, but are not limited to, AHC60110 Advanced Diploma of Agriculture or AHC60310 Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, the qualification assumes that a learner has current or past work experience where operational or technical skills have already been gained and a production management level of responsibility exists. The qualification is not suitable for direct entry from school.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation.

Writing to audience needs.

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers.

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements.

Establishing/using networks.

Sharing information.

Negotiating responsively.


Working as an individual and a team member.

Working with diverse individuals and groups.

Identifying and using the strengths of other team members.


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems.

Showing independence and initiative in identifying problems.

Solving problems individually or in teams.

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving.

Using numeracy skills to solve problems.

Testing assumptions and taking context into account.

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations.

Being creative in response to workplace challenges.

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others.

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters.

Translating ideas into actions.

Developing a strategic, creative long-term vision.

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and organising information.

Using basic business systems for planning and organising.

Being appropriately resourceful.

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role.

Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes.

Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables.

Determining or applying required resources.

Allocating people and other resources to tasks and workplace requirements.

Managing time and priorities.

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies.


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level.


Being open to learning new ideas and techniques.

Learning in a range of settings including informal learning.

Participating in ongoing learning.

Learning in order to accommodate change.

Contributing to the learning of others.


Using technology and related workplace equipment.

Using basic technology skills.

Using technology to organise data.

Applying technology as a management tool.