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WSET Online Level 2 Award in Wines

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The Level 2 course is for those already in their job and wanting to progress in their wine career and wanting to learn more in a structured approach

The Level 2 course is also for wine enthusiast already with some knowledge of wine, and wanting to learn more in a structured approach


What you'll learn in the Level 2 Wines course

  • How to taste and describe wine using the WSET Level 2 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine®(SAT)

  • How environmental factors, grape-growing, winemaking and maturation options influence the style and quality of wines made from eight principal grape varieties:

  • Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Syrah/Shiraz

  • The style and quality of wines:

made from 22 regionally important grape varieties

produced in over 70 geographical indications around the world

  • How grape varieties and winemaking processes influence key styles of:

Sparkling wines

Fortified wines

  • Key labelling terms used to indicate origin, style and quality

  • Principles and processes involved in the storage and service of wine

  • Principles of food and wine pairing

On successful completion you will be a more confident wine taster, able to describe and compare the styles of wines produced from internationally and regionally important grape varieties. You'll know how to interpret wine labels from the main wine producing regions of the world, and how to store, serve, taste and pair wines to get the best out of every glass. 

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WSET Level 2
Award in Wines Lapel Pin & Certificate


What's Included

- WSET Level 2 Study Pack:

Physical Course textbook, Workbook &

Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines (SAT) card


eBook version of the WSET Level 2 Study Pack  usable on multiple devices, viewing license valid for up to a year (no printing available at present)

- Tasting Tutorial with two wines, where you will collect your physical study pack (unless eBook version chosen) and calibrate your palate


- 5-Week Online WSET Level 2 Award in Wines course including both local and remote educator support


- WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Exam Fees


- Mock Exam Questions


- Reserved place at the Perth WSET Level 2 Award in Wines exam


- WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Certificate, Lapel pin & use of WSET logo (after passing the exam)


- Graduation Ceremony in a Perth venue, where you are presented with your WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Certificate & Lapel Pin


- A Vinum Vitae Certificate that you can post online (on request)


- Comprehensive, Organised and Efficient Service from the Vinum Vitae WSET Approved Programme Provider

After Completion of the Level 2 Course with the Vinum Vitae APP, you will be entitled to a $100 loyalty discount on the Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines Course using discount code

"L2 Alumni"

Optional Add-Ons Selected at enrolment:

BLT - Blended Learning Tasting:

Approx. 90 minute instructor led (but informal) six-wine tasting session aimed at WSET Level 2 standard (date specified at enrolment) only $65 extra (discounted for our students). This will be a mixed wine standard group session

WWJ - Wine With Jimmy Level 2 Exam:

Exam preparation course to cement your learning and help get that Distinction grade.

More details here (opens in new window)

$80 extra (discounted for our students)

Entry Requirements

There is no pre-requisite wine  knowledge required for this qualification


However, you must be over 18 years of age at the time of booking

Course Delivery

The Level 2 Award in Wines has a minimum requirement of 28 hours of study time, including 16 hours of online delivery time with a WSET course provider


Assessment is by a closed-book exam of 50 multiple-choice questions within an hour


The basic pass mark is 55%

Special Consideration

If you feel you were at a disadvantage during the exam due to, for example, illness, you can submit a special consideration request to us. We will pass this on to WSET for their assessment. The form (on request) must be sent to Vinum Vitae within 5 working days after your exam date. Please see our APP Policies document for further information.

Exam Re-sit prices:

Level 2 paper-based re-sit $170

Level 2 RI-based re-sit $250


Online WSET Level 2 Award in Wines Course Information

For more information please download the documents below

Recommended Progression Route: 
The WSET Level 2 Award in Wines is required for entry to the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines

Courses and Dates 

WSET Online Level 2 Award in Wines


Starting May 2023

Course Code:

Enrolment Closes:

Tasting Tutorial:

Start Date:

BLT Tasting:

Finish Date:

Exam Date & Time:


Exam Results:




04/05/23 18:00

13/05/23 13:00


28/05/23 14:30


16/07/23 13:00

   or via RI Exams

takes 4-5 weeks




Starting June 2023

Course Code:

Enrolment Closes:

Tasting Tutorial:

Start Date:

BLT Tasting:

Finish Date:

Exam Date & Time:


Exam Results:




01/06/23 18:00

10/06/23 13:00


24/06/23 13:00


16/07/23 13:00

  or via RI Exams

takes 4-5 weeks



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