education & training related to the Wine Tourism Industry...
The Queensland College of
Wine Tourism is a joint venture between the
Department of Education and Training and the
University of Southern Queensland. The
college opened in March 2007.
A state-of-the-art $8.5 million education and
training facility for the Queensland wine
tourism industry, the College is located on the
campus of Stanthorpe State High School and
provides specialist education and training
facilities for the wine tourism industry.
In partnership with the
University of Southern
Queensland, Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE,
Stanthorpe State High School and 17 other Gateway
Schools, the College provides training from secondary to
tertiary levels in viticulture, oenology, tourism,
hospitality and business.
and training programs are developed in
partnership with the wine tourism industry.
College incorporates the Award Winning
Varias Restaurant, Conference & Function Centre, together
Banca Ridge Vineyard & Cellar Door, that are
open to the public from 10:00am to 3:00pm, 7 days a week. Varias Restaurant provides a daily lunch
menu prepared and served by hospitality students under
industry supervision. In winter, dine in front of the
open fire or on warmer days enjoy dining on the deck
overlooking the spring fed dam and vineyard.
The College facilitates the
'Food & Wine Tourism Gateway Schools' program,
with 17 schools across Queensland, delivering
programs that orient students to careers in the
Industry. These include short "Headstart"
programs and full Certificates. Please
refer to our
Programs for Schools page.
The Southern Queensland Institute of TAFE (SQIT)
is locate on the QCWT campus and provides a range of
TAFE courses. Contact SQIT Stanthorpe office.
QCWT delivers nationally accredited Certificates
in Wine Operations and Hospitality in partnership
with Registered Training Organisations as well as
up-skilling programs. The College is an
approved Provider for the international WSET (Wine &
Spirit Education Trust) awards, which are delivered
to industry both on and off campus. Please
refer to our
Industry Training page.
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
USQ is a Joint Venture Partner in QCWT and offers
a wine major in the Bachelor of Science program, as
well as conducting research programs from the QCWT
laboratories and winery.
Provides enrolment and learning
support for the broader range of USQ tertiary
programs as well as face to face teaching of
tertiary access programs.
Contact: Gretel Diluca, USQ Student Centre
Coordinator (07 4685 5010)
Our Education & Industry Partners
Stanthorpe State High School
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