WSET Online Level 3 Award in Wines

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An advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry and for wine enthusiasts

For individuals seeking to delve deeper into the world of wines, this qualification provides a detailed understanding of grape growing and wine making

Upon successful completion you will be able to assess wines accurately, and use your understanding to confidently explain wine style and quality

You will receive a WSET Level 3 certificate and lapel pin, and will be able to use the associated WSET Level 3 Certified logo

Using the WSET Online Classroom course with your study books is an excellant combination, our Level 3 Online course Theory pass rates (latest results):

46% passed the Theory exam with a Distinction grade
33% passed the
Theory exam with a Merit grade

That is 79% performing better than a standard Pass, showing the online course gives you much more potential of a higher grade than a taught class (global average pass rate 59%) due to the flexibility and repeatablilty of the online  content

What you'll learn in the WSET Level 3 Wines course

Unit 1

  • The key factors in the production of wine: location, grape growing, wine making, maturation and bottling

  • How these key factors influence the key characteristics of the principal

    • Still wines of the world

    • Sparkling wines of the world

    • Fortified wines of the world

  • How to make appropriate wine recommendations

  • Access to WSET's Online Classroom for the duration of the course including useful video links and other resources

​​Successful candidates will be able to taste and describe with confidence the characteristics of the principal wines of the world and give information on the key factors influencing style, quality and price. Those who work with wine will be in a great position to advise management, to answer customer queries authoritatively, and to make informed selections of wines in a variety of situations

Unit 2

  • How to taste wines, describe their characteristics and evaluate their quality, using the WSET Level 3 Systematic Approach to Tasting Wine® (SAT)

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What's Included

Physical Course Textbook, Workbook &

Systematic Approach to Tasting Wines (SAT) card


eBook version of the WSET Level 3 Study Pack -  available on the Kitaboo platform, usable on multiple devices, viewing license valid for up to 2 years (no printing available at present)

Two half-day Tasting Workshops where you will taste up to 17 quality wine samples (in total) to calibrate your palate with our WSET Wine Assessor

** NEW ** FREE entry to a WSET instructor led 6-wine Level 3 tasting session with styles that usually come up in the WSET Exams

9-Week Online WSET Level 3 Award in Wines course including both local wine assessor and remote educator support

Priority discounted invitations to WSET Level 3 Instructor led tasting sessions

Access to a Discounted "Wine with Jimmy" Level 3 Exam revision course (if you wish extra help) 

Optional social vineyard visit with tasting at a local producer (date may be after your exam)


WSET Level 3 Exam Fees with the ability to delay your exam


Online Quizzes & Mock Exam Questions - repeatable until you know it


Priority invitation to Instructor led Advanced tastings sessions

Reserved place at the Perth WSET Level 3 Award in Wines exam


WSET Level 3 Certificate, Lapel pin & use of WSET logo (after passing the exam)


Graduation Ceremony in a Perth, where you are presented with your WSET Level 3 Certificate & Lapel Pin and have a few wines on us


Comprehensive, Organised and Efficient Service from the Vinum Vitae WSET Approved Programme Provider (APP)

Entry Requirements

You must be over 18 years of age at the time of booking

An exam pass in WSET Level 2 Award in Wines / Wines and Spirits is required to enrol in this course, you will need your WSET Candidate number from your WSET Level 2 grade letter

Special circumstances

However, if you feel you have sufficient wine knowledge without taking the WSET Level 2 Wines course, you can apply to take an online test (the cost is an extra $100, paid at course enrolment and is not refundable in any circumstance)

At an agreed date and time, you will answer 30 multiply choice questions in 30 minutes. The questions are similar to the Level 2 Wines exam questions. You will need to score at least 76% (38 out of 50 correct) on this test to be accepted for the Level 3 course (scores will not be given, only test pass or fail)


If you do not score at least 76%, the $299 deposit will be refunded (minus CC fees), and your enrolment cancelled

If the Level 3 course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers, your multiply choice test results will be rolled over to the next Level 3 course (the $100 fee is not refunded)

Course Delivery

This qualification has a minimum requirement of  90 hours of study time.

Since this is an online course, apart from the Tasting Workshop, no other wine samples will be supplied

Please note this is an intensive course requiring dedicated personal study


Unit 1 is assessed by a closed-book exam of  50 multiple-choice questions and a short-written answer paper consisting of 4 questions. Unit 1 exam time is 2 hours


Unit 2 is assessed by a blind tasting of two wines. Unit 2 exam time is 30 minutes

Unit 2 is examined first, then Unit 1.

In order to secure a pass for the WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, a candidate will be required to attain a minimum mark of 55% in both units

Exam resit prices:

Vinum Vitae students

Level 3 Theory $150

Level 3 Tasting $120

Non-Vinum Vitae students

Please email us


Online Level 3 Award in Wines Course Information

For more information please download the documents below

Recommended Progression Routes: 
The WSET Level 3 Award in Wines is required for entry to the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wines

WSET Online Level 3

Award in Wines


Course Code:

Enrolment Closes:

Start Date:

Finish Date:

Exam Date:

Exam Results:


Tasting Workshop #1:

Tasting Workshop #2:

WSET Exam Style Tasting:


18:00 20/05/22




14-16 Weeks


11:00-15:00 18/06/22

11:00-14:00 25/06/22

18:00-19:30 17/08/22

This is an advanced wine course and requires dedicated studying time and revision

The total learning time is 90 hours + revision

Final Payment date is 20/05/22