Launch of TAFE SA Program to Attract Future Food and Wine Entrepreneurs

TAFE SA has launched two new courses targeting future food and wine entrepreneurs. The Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Entrepreneurship for Food and Wine combine artisan food, beer and wine specialisations with practical business subjects. This combined approach aims to deliver a unique program that is directly relevant to the State Government’s economic priorities.

As outlined by TAFE SA Director of Tourism, Hospitality and Creative Arts, Madeleine Frost, the course is expected to:

‘…attract a combination of small producers looking to take their business to the next level, existing growers wanting to diversify by adding value to their produce by developing, packaging and marketing products and start up businesses’.

The new courses will be delivered via online learning and residential workshops at the TAFE SA Regency International Centre. The Minister for Higher Education and Skills, Gail Gago spoke at the program launch and Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centres’ (ECIC) Professor Gary Hancock also gave a short presentation.

In his presentation, Gary emphasised the collaborative relationship between TAFE and ECIC in developing the exciting new program and outlined how the course can be used as a pathway into the University’s Master of Applied Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Students who complete the TAFE SA course, can apply to have up to six course credits towards the University of Adelaide’s Masters program.

Visit tafesa.edu.au/news for more information on the Graduate Certificate and Diploma in Entrepreneurship for Food and Wine.

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