About this course

You are invited to participate in a one-day interactive course to develop or refresh your pruning skills. Learn from leading industry expert Liz Riley of Vitibit, what is required to maintain and prune a grapevine. Spur and Cane pruning techniques will be covered, with addition information on biosecurity and pest and disease management associated with pruning. Learn why we prune, when to prune, and how to prune.

Who should attend the course?

Vineyard hands, supervisors, and owners, as well as viticulturists who are regularly involved with the hands-on aspect of crop cultivation and care. Please see Entry requirements for AgSkilled eligibility criteria.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 1 day face-to-face (Interactive classroom and field session).
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: $415.00

Nil for eligible participants

Accredited Course: Yes



Nil to eligible applicants*

*Fully subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible applicants To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

  • Face-to-face (Interactive classroom and field session).

  • This course is a 1 full day practical workshop.

This course has been developed by Tocal College specifically for the Viticulture industry and is funded by the NSW Governments AgSkilled Program.

To be eligible you must:
  • Be 15 years old or over.
  • Be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident, humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand citizen.
  • Live or work in NSW.
    Your place of residence or physical work home base must be in NSW. If both your place of residence and physical work home base is outside of NSW, but you service industry in NSW, you are not eligible for the AgSkilled program.

This course is mapped to the following national units of competencies:

  • AHCPHT216 - Carry out canopy maintenance
  • AHCWHS201- Participate in work health and safety processes

Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.

LocationWorkshop date
Murrumbateman TBA
Tumbarumba (cancelled)TBA