Wine Industry Newsletter

Subsidised SWA certification training opportunity

Via the Wine Australia Regional Program, Wines of WA is supporting up to 30 producers with subsidised registration fees to attend upcoming Sustainable Winegrowing Australia (SWA) certification training.

This training allows SWA members to be independently audited against Australian Wine Industry Standards of Sustainable Practice – Viticulture (AWISSP-VIT1) and/or Australian Wine Industry Standards of Sustainable Practice – Winery (AWISSP-WIN1).

The AWRI has been engaged to deliver two separate online certification training workshops which attendees’ will be able to attend from their own computers. These are scheduled as follows:

  • Workshop group 1

    • 8.30am – 11.30am, Monday 17 January 2022

    • 8.30am – 11.30am, Tuesday 18 January 2022

  • Workshop group 2

    • 8.30am – 11.30am, Thursday 20 January 2022

    • 8.30am – 11.30am, Friday 21 January 2022

Training will be held by a qualified and Freshcare-registered AWRI trainer, covering all the necessary elements of the program including the processes and plans required to pass an audit. Trainees are provided with a set of customisable templates and resources to support the preparation and maintenance of the program.

Margaret River producers interested in registering an expression of interest for this training opportunity are asked to contact Margaret River Wine Sustainability Engagement Officer, Eloise Jarvis.

Producers outside of the Margaret River wine region can send expressions of interest to Richard Fennessy, DPIRD Research Scientist.

Please note that registrations to these training workshops will be provided on a first come first served basis and only one representative from a business can register.