Provide specialised advice on Australian wines

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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Registered Training Organisations
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Elements and Performance Criteria




Evaluate Australian wines.


Identify and explore the characteristics of a range of Australian wines using the full range of sensory evaluation techniques.


Review other information about viticulture and specific wine styles, regions and production methods to complement the sensory evaluation process


Develop informed opinions about Australian wines that support work as a specialist in wine.


Handle, store and monitor Australian wine products.


Store and cellar Australian wine according to particular requirements of different wines.


Monitor wine quality and recognise impaired quality based on in depth knowledge of Australian wines.


Where required, serve wine appropriately and at the correct temperature according to type and style of wine and customer preference.


Decant wines using techniques appropriate to the variety, style and vintage of wine.


Advise customers on Australian wines.


Provide accurate information and assistance on different Australian wine options.


Discuss and debate wine characteristics, origins and production methods with customers, taking account of the customers' level of wine knowledge.


Take account of appropriate and ethical business considerations when providing advice and make adjustments accordingly.


Assist customers with wine selections according to taste, price preferences and other specific needs.


Resolve issues with wine quality through accurate identification of faults and appropriate corrective action.


Extend and update own knowledge of Australian wines.


Conduct formal and informal research to access current, accurate and relevant information about wines.


Identify trends in customer tastes based on direct contact and workplace experience.


Identify general trends in the wine market and apply to the workplace as appropriate.


Provide assistance in the design, content and pricing of wine list as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

SITHFAB325A appears in the following qualifications:

  • SIT31007 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Catering Operations)
  • SIT31107 - Certificate III in Hospitality (Patisserie)
  • SIT30707 - Certificate III in Hospitality
  • SIT40307 - Certificate IV in Hospitality
  • SIT60307 - Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT40407 - Certificate IV in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)
  • SIT50307 - Diploma of Hospitality
  • SIT30507 - Certificate III in Tourism (Guiding)
  • SIT50107 - Diploma of Tourism
  • SIT40107 - Certificate IV in Tourism (Guiding)

And the skillsets: