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Viticulture, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Online
Build a career at the crux of where all wines begin with the Bachelor of Viticulture from Charles Sturt University. This degree is designed for vineyard managers and viticulturists – offering extensive studies across the discipline.
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Charles Sturt University is the largest provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education supporting rural industries in Australia, offering a clear competitive edge for our students.

Course highlights

  • Build a career with a global future

    Develop internationally relevant vineyard management skills with extensive studies of viticulture, vine physiology, vine pests and diseases, and water and soil management at Bachelor of Viticulture at the Charles Sturt University.

  • Ground your vineyard management in scientific evidence

    You’ll underpin your viticulture and wine science studies with a scientific background in chemistry, plant sciences, soil science and data handling. Develop knowledge in the chemical and biological processes that affect grape production.. You’ll also gain the skills to understand site selection, grapevine varieties, propagation, vineyard establishment and management, irrigation and plant protection.

  • Learn from industry leaders

    Our ongoing alliances with the Australian Research Council, NSW Department of Primary Industries and the NSW Wine Industry Association mean you are taught by industry-based, world-class research leaders.

Career opportunities

  • Own your future

Manage the end-to-end operations of your own boutique vineyard or provide advice to large vineyards in order to produce fruit with specific characteristics.

  • Join an international brand

Your advanced techniques in bringing optimal results from vines will be globally valued – opening the door to a global and mobile career path.

  • Become a vintage specialist

Use your skills to support vineyards at the peak of the grape-growing season.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Food Environment and Culture
  • Property Planning and Development
  • Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Agricultural Finance and Business Management
  • Industry Practice
  • Chemistry
  • Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • Botany
  • Soil Science

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

  • A completed High School Certificate with an ATAR of 65 (including adjustment factors) or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
  • A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification.
  • 50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification.
  • A completed Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30400 AUD per year and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    9504 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9504 AUD per year and a duration of 72 months.
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