Winery - Cellar Operations

With export values expected to increase to $2 billion by 2020, wine will be one of New Zealand's top five export earners.

Employers

We can provide training plans, support and qualifications - tailored to your businesses specific needs.

What do we offer?

Our account managers work with you to understand your business and the skills you need. Then they agree a tailored training plan with you to help your employees gain those skills. Most of this learning takes place on-the-job. 

We provide training materials and eLearning and visit your workplace to check on progress.

We arrange assessments, through in-house assessors or contract assessors, to confirm your employees have built their skills, and register their success with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

How we support your industry

Over the last two years Competenz has significantly increased its engagement with the wine industry, including establishing a Strategic Advisory Group made up of key industry stakeholders.

This group has been partnering with Competenz over this time to ensure the first Cellar Operations qualifications for New Zealand are fit for purpose. With the launch of our new qualifications in early 2016, the Strategic Advisory Group’s focus now moves to the identification of new trends and advancements in the industry, providing strategic advice and ensuring our qualifications remain relevant and current.

From 2016, we will be looking to actively participate in and support industry events like conferences and competitions, and regularly celebrate your learners’ success.

 

Enterprise Wide – designing learning pathways 

Competenz works alongside industry, taking an 'enterprise-wide' approach to understand how we can support the commercial training needs beyond the technical training footprint.

We start by understanding your business and partner with you to design 'enterprise-wide' learning pathways.

Our learning programmes cater for all aspects in business including Occupational Health and Safety, Sales, Distribution, Quality, Competitive Systems and Practices (competitive manufacturing), Business Management and Administration.

Our training plans are tailored to your company’s needs, focusing on the broader business goals, workforce development planning, and increasingly supporting on-the-job career development for every level.

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    New Zealand Certificates

    Competenz has worked with key members of your industry to develop New Zealand’s first nationally recognised qualifications in cellar operations. The three New Zealand Certificates form a pathway of learning from entry level to experienced cellarhand, and are flexible, practical and designed with the future in mind.

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Qualifications available

The main graduate outcomes for this programme are:

  • Understand the wine industry, wine making processes, plant and equipment used in a cellar operation to produce wine
  • Apply knowledge of legislation, regulatory, food safety, and workplace and personal health and safety requirements to work within food, health and safety, and quality processes in cellar operations
  • Work effectively in a cellar team
  • Complete routine cellar operations tasks

NZQA qualification overview

The main graduate outcomes for this programme are:

  • Carry out basic wine analysis
  • Apply an understanding of technical principles that relate to cellar operations, to all aspects of their work
  • Process grapes and manage vintage operations
  • Carry out wine production processes
  • Co-ordinate cellar operations and ensure relevant regulatory requirements are met

NZQA qualification overview

The main graduate outcomes for this programme are:

  • Evaluate wine and participate in cellar wine trials
  • Carry out continuous improvement and quality assurance activities to meet production and quality targets
  • Manage technical processes
  • Provide technical support in a commercial wine cellar operation

NZQA qualification overview