WSET Spirits Course Dates

Online WSET Spirit courses

Due to COVID-19 there are currently no face to face courses scheduled.


Level 1 – $


Hobart – 

The courses run for two days, (Day 1 10-3 and Day 2 11-4) .For individuals new to the subject, this qualification offers a hands-on introduction to the world of spirits. You’ll explore the main styles and types of spirits through sight, smell, and taste to develop an understanding of the key factors affecting flavours and aromas. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin.

Learn more about the Level 1 course here

Level 2 – $650 

Launceston – 

Hobart – 

The courses run for three days, (10-5 each day). For individuals wishing to develop their expertise in spirits and liqueurs, this qualification provides comprehensive training. You’ll learn about the production methods and characteristics of the main spirit categories, while also exploring use of spirits in cocktails. Upon successful completion you will receive a WSET certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET certified logo. The course requires at least 11 hours self-study time, to include familiarisation with the materials before the course begins.

Learn more about the Level 2 course here

Introducing the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Spirit courses to Tasmania. The courses include,
  • a visit to a local Tasmanian distillery
  • information on distilling in Tasmania aligned with the specified learning outcomes
  • sales, service and storage skills for Tasmanian spirits aligned with the specified learning outcomes
  • up to date information on the Tasmanian spirits industry
  • successful students will go on to join the Vintage Tasmania Spirits alumni

In-house training is available for your whole team. Please contact Curly on 0467 052 977 or [email protected]

Local industry supporters at Saint John Craft Beer Bar host the WSET Spirits qualifications in their Barrel Room. Their extensive knowledge of brewing has been an excellent addition to the Launceston beer scene, with their Fresh Hop Festival being rated one of the top harvest festivals in the world by Amex after only one year. Their range of spirits is extensive and throughout the year they run spirit masterclasses for enthusiasts and professionals alike. 33 St John Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250/(03) 6333 0340

Chris Condon, the driving force behind Launceston Distillery, is a Launceston-born whisky enthusiast. Recognising a gap in the Tasmanian Whisky Trail, Chris returned to Launceston in 2011 after three and half years as the Head Distiller at a prominent distillery located at Bothwell in southern Tasmania, to establish the first Whisky Distillery in Launceston in 175 years. His aim was simple; gather together a group of visionary like-minded people, passionate about whisky and all that Tasmania has to offer. The result, Launceston Distillery.

Vintage Tasmania is proud to offer students the opportunity to visit a real working distillery and meet dynamic locals who are forging a new future for distilling in Tasmania. [email protected] (03) 6391 9140



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