Study Options



1 year (on campus), 2 years part-time (distance)


Level 7

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If you already have a degree-level qualification, or significant industry experience this graduate diploma will allow you to fast track towards a future specialising in viticulture.

You have options to study full-time on campus or the part-time, distance-learning delivery means you can complete this graduate diploma while remaining in employment in the industry.

This graduate-level programme builds on your knowledge from prior degree study or from significant industry experience through provision of a relevant and coherent body of grapegrowing and viticulture knowledge and practice, and industry-relevant skills.


This graduate level programme builds on your knowledge from prior degree study or from significant industry experience by focusing on scientific, technical and managerial aspects of grape growing.

The subjects you’ll study will include:

  • Viticulture science and practice
  • Soil science
  • Vine physiology
  • Botany
  • Vine health
  • Soil management
  • Vineyard establishment

With this diploma programme you’ll graduate ready to meet the demands of the grapegrowing and winemaking industries.

Please feel free to make an appointment to discuss your study options. You can meet with our staff in person at our Hawke’s Bay campus, or simply give us call on 0800 22 55 348. And you’re most welcome to visit EIT to view our facilities at any time.

Career Opportunities & Outcomes

This graduate diploma will give you a competitive advantage over other graduates and will help you advance within your chosen field of viticulture.

The Graduate Diploma in Viticulture will allow you to pursue a career as a:

  • Viticulturist
  • Vineyard contractor
  • Vineyard owner/operator
  • Winery owner/operator
  • Technical consultant
  • Grower liaison
  • Researcher


There are two entry dates per year:

  • February (full-time or part-time)
  • July (part-time only)


Entry requirements

International entry requirements

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

Find out more:

Hawke’s Bay Campus