“Wine Australia is thrilled to be involved in this partnership with Flinders University. It directly reflects Wine Australia’s strategic approach to support people across the sector with upskilling and professional development opportunities as well as enhancing the sector’s efforts across innovation and agtech adoption.”
Diploma student, Gemma Charles, Commercial Manager – Third Party, Pernod Ricard Winemakers, based in Barossa Valley said,
“As my first Semester comes to a close, I have learned so much about Cyber Security, Industry 4.0 and Innovation, and how these topics apply to my work and industry. I have found the content of the Diploma to be easy to digest, highly flexible and the lecturers to be very supportive. I am really looking forward to beginning the Robotics and Automation and Engineering Design topics in-person at Flinders University, Tonsley in Semester 1, 2023, to learn more about these new technologies and increase my skills, knowledge and awareness.”
The flexible delivery discussed enabled the program to be expanded regionally and nationally in various State and Territory in Australia (SA, NSW, VIC, WA, ACT, QLD, and TAS). The innovative delivery involves online and hybrid modes with intensive practicals scheduled at suitable times for the cohorts, ensuring they are not scheduled during vintage for wine participants. It also offers fully remote options if required, and provided funding to assist in travel/accommodation to attend intensives.