Key information

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Study mode

Online
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Campus locations

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Duration

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
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Session availability

Session 1; Session 2 201830; 201860

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

Our Bachelor of Wine Business is designed to develop knowledge and skills in winemaking, wine science, viticulture, wine appraisal and business. The course will prepare you for a business career in the rapidly expanding global wine industry.

Learning specialist business skills

A wide range of electives will enable you to specialise in accounting, management or marketing. Our graduates are knowledgeable, practically oriented, work-ready and meet the highest expectations of the wine industry. This course includes practical experience through workplace learning.

Learn at your own place and pace

You can complete your studies while working in the wine industry or by interchanging full-time study with online studies. If you do not wish to study the business element of the degree you may elect to exit after two years of study and graduate with an Associate Degree in Winegrowing.

Articulation agreements

The Diploma of Production Horticulture (Viticulture), Diploma of Viticulture and Diploma of Wine Technology at Goulburn Ovens TAFE (GOTAFE) provide a pathway to CSU's Bachelor of Wine Business. Graduates of these TAFE qualifications will receive credit towards their CSU degree.

Students are eligible for student membership to the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology.

Graduated students are eligible for full membership to the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology.

Students are eligible for student membership to the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology.

Graduated students are eligible for full membership to the Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

AHT274 Industry Practice

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals
VIT211 Viticultural Science
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning
PSC103 Botany
PSC104 Soil Science
CHM115 Chemistry 1A
WSC111 Grape and Wine Science
WSC201 Wine Production 1
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment

During residential school students have access to an array of on campus facilities, including:

  • state-of-the-art laboratories
  • an extensive and well equipped experimental winery
  • tasting rooms for state-of-the-art wine sensory assessment
  • extensive computer facilities

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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Career opportunities

This degree will prepare you for a business career in the rapidly expanding global wine industry. A wide range of electives means you can specialise in accounting, management or marketing. Graduates of the Associate Degree will be well placed to establish and/or develop their own vineyard and/or small winery.

Manage end-to-end operations

Confidently oversee all aspects of wine production – from vineyard management to wine production to marketing in a boutique operation.

Influence brands and their reach

Use your advanced marketing skills to position your brand as a market leader.

Support national and regional industry capacity

Contribute towards the growth of recognisable wine brands in the domestic and global markets. Help strategise and consolidate Australia's share of a global industry.

This degree will prepare you for a business career in the rapidly expanding global wine industry. A wide range of electives means you can specialise in accounting, management or marketing. Graduates of the Associate Degree will be well placed to establish and/or develop their own vineyard and/or small winery.

Manage end-to-end operations

Confidently oversee all aspects of wine production – from vineyard management to wine production to marketing in a boutique operation.

Influence brands and their reach

Use your advanced marketing skills to position your brand as a market leader.

Support national and regional industry capacity

Contribute towards the growth of recognisable wine brands in the domestic and global markets. Help strategise and consolidate Australia's share of a global industry.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

Normal CSU Credit regulations will apply.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Wine Business is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Wine Business is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Wine Business online or on campus.

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJTWB
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNETWB

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Check your session and application dates open_in_new

Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJTWB
DirectOnlineWagga WaggaCGSYYNETWB

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Leigh Krake – CSU wine science graduate

"To graduate with a degree and industry experience was very important to me. Many students are in winemaking positions by the time they graduate."

Leigh Krake – CSU wine science graduate

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course includes 23 compulsory subjects, totaling 184 points, and 1 restricted elective (8 points).

Compulsory subjects:
AGB110 Agricultural Economics
AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGB450 Agriculture Business Risk and Investment
AGR202 Food Environment and Culture
AGR237 Property Planning and Development
AGR375 Agribusiness Planning
AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management
AHT274 Industry Practice
HRM210 Human Resources Management
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
LAW110 Business Law
MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
PSC103 Botany
PSC104 Soil Science
VIT211 Viticultural Science
WSC111 Grape and Wine Science
WSC114 Wine Science 1
WSC201 Wine Production 1
WSC216 Sensory Science
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment

CHM115 Chemistry 1A OR CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals

Restricted elective subject:
This subject can be any subject offered by the School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences. Other subjects can also be chosen upon approval by the Course Director. The Course Director will approve subjects that strengthen the body of knowledge and skills undertaken by the student. Subjects with content similar to, or
equivalent to compulsory subjects taught in the course will not be acceptable. Similarly, students must verify that all pre-requisites or assumed knowledge are satisfied before undertaking an elective subject.

Full-time
This course is not offered full time

Online Education

Year 1
Session 1

AHT101 Professional Skills in Agriculture and Horticulture
PSC103 Botany

Session 2

MCR101 Introduction to Microbiology
WSC111 Grape and Wine Science

Summer session

IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities

Year 2
Session 3

WSC114 Wine Science 1 (Commenced)
CHM115 Chemistry 1A OR CHM108 Chemical Fundamentals

Students will chose between CHM108 and CHM115 on the basis of their availability to attend the residential school for the subject. CHM108 is a broader Chemistry subject but the residential school is earlier than that of CHM115, whose residential school is designed to avoid vintage. However, for students likely to consider transferring to the Bachelor of Viticulture or the Bachelor of Wine Science, CHM115 is the preferred subject as CHM108 is not equivalent to CHM115 and could therefore not be credited.

Session 4

PSC104 Soil Science
WSC114 Wine Science 1 (Completed)
IKC101 Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities (if not completed over summer)

Year 3
Session 5

WSC216 Sensory Science (Commenced)
VIT211 Viticultural Science (Commenced)
WSC201 Wine Production 1 (Commenced)
AGB110 Agricultural Economics

Session 6

WSC216 Sensory Science (Completed)
VIT211 Viticultural Science (Completed)
WSC201 Wine Production 1 (Completed)

Year 4
Session 7

AGR237 Property Planning and Development
AHT231 Agricultural Finance and Business Management

Session 8

AGR202 Food Environment and Culture
LAW110 Business Law

Students can exit with the Associate Degree in Winegrowing, students continuing on, will enrol in the following pattern:

Year 5
Session 9

AGB310 Agricultural Marketing
AGB450 Agriculture Business Risk and Investment

Session 10

AHT274 Industry Practice
HM210 Human Resources Management
[] Restricted Elective

Year 6
Session 11

AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (commenced)
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment (commenced)

Session 12

AGR375 Agribusiness Planning (completed)
WSC310 Wine Sensory Assessment (completed)

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

The minimum requirement for the successful completion of the Bachelor of Wine Business course is the completion of 192 points as described in the course structure.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

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Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

31 Aug 2017
2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Important dates

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2017 Session 3 Application closing date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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