MRWA Member Training & Development

South Regional TAFE Courses

SR TAFE Margaret River Short Courses Flyer– Updated 8 April
SR TAFE Margaret River Course List Semester 1 2019
Enrollments are being taken for Full Time and Part Time courses. Phone +61 8 9780 5800 to talk to a lecturer for your future career options.

South Regional TAFE provides high-quality vocational training, apprenticeships, traineeships and short courses that can lead to an exciting career. You can study full-time, part-time or online. Their training delivery is flexible to suit your needs.


Australian Trusted Trader – 9 April

The aim of the program is to recognise and accredit Australian businesses who have secure international supply chain practices and reward them with access to a range of trade facilitation benefits. These benefits are designed to give Australian businesses a competitive edge and greater access to global markets. The Trusted Trader team will also be available to assist your business in completing an application form on the day.
Tuesday 9 April: 8.00am – Dolphin Discovery Centre, Koombana Dr, Bunbury
Tuesday 9 April: 2.00pm – Caves House, 18 Yallingup Beach Rd, Yallingup
Read more and register


Workplace Safety Presentation – 1 May

Western Australia has some major changes coming this year with the introduction of the Work Health and Safety Act.

Safety Solutions WA will be conducting a free information session in Margaret River to assist businesses through the transition from the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1984 to the new Work Health and Safety Act.
This information session will provide an overview of the upcoming Work Health and Safety Act, the regulatory changes and how these will impact your business.
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WA Bioenergy Symposium, Perth – 2 May

The WA Bioenergy Symposium seeks to provide an opportunity for the agriculture, industrial, energy, transport, mining and local government sectors to understand their potential opportunities in bioenergy and the broader bioeconomy.

  • WA’s huge potential to develop a bioeconomy
  • Projects delivering lower cost, lower emissions through bioenergy across Australia, specifically in the industrial, agricultural and manufacturing sector
  • Tools to support project development and funding support for bioenergy projects
  • The successful local Biogass Richgro Plant

Read more and register…


One-day Export Ready Session – 6 May 2019

Developed for new and experienced exporters, Growing Wine Exports is a practical, hands-on national skills development program delivered through regional workshops and working sessions, and supported by a comprehensive suite of user-friendly tools.

In this one-day workshop, you will develop an export prospectus outlining your initial market intent, potential wine offer, sales target estimates and market risks – as well as a working draft of your export brand story. Read more…


Training Centre presents to the Margaret River Wine Region – 15 May

The Adelaide based Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production (TC-IWP) will be presenting projects and outcomes from their research to the region’s grape growers and winemakers.

Twelve researchers will present ten projects, including ‘Characterising the distinctive flavours of Australian Cabernet Sauvignon wines’ which included wines from the Margaret River region.

The regional presentations are held annually and have proved to be beneficial for industry participants as well as the research students who get the opportunity to receive insights and ‘real-life’ feedbacks.

The presentations will be made from 9am to 1pm, followed by lunch and networking. It will be hosted by the Margaret River Wine Association at the TAFE campus.
Cost: Presentation Only $15 | Presentation & Lunch $25 (both tickets include morning tea). Book Now


National Wine Tourism Conference: Beyond the Barrel – 18 to 20 June

The Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in partnership with Wine Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) are proud to present the National Wine Tourism Conference: Beyond the Barrel as part of the $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package (the $50m package). This 3-day conference to be held in South Australia, will be packed with commercially relevant business meetings, engaging conference sessions and invaluable networking events and opportunities.

Delegates will hear from leaders in both the tourism and wine industries and will have the opportunity to meet and network. A key component of the conference is the commercial program for the wine tourism products. A business to business program has been created for products to pitch their business to inbound tour operators.

The conference program will cover key topics currently facing the industry along with plenary, panels and breakout sessions, featuring industry leaders and relevant keynote speaker. This is the opportunity for the wine tourism businesses to work ‘on’ their products, think about how they can enhance visitation and encourage more spend into their business and region.

Seller Expressions of Interest are open until 1 April.

Program at a glance: 
Tuesday 18 June – McLaren Vale, South Australia
Growing Wine Tourism new product workshop
Established wine tourism product workshop
Welcome function at Wirra Wirra Winery

Wednesday 19 June – McLaren Vale, South Australia
Commercial workshop session (‘speed-dating’ style appointments’)
McLaren Vale education and networking afternoon activities
Free evening in Adelaide

Thursday 20 June – Adelaide CBD
Full day conference at the National Wine Centre
Farewell dinner with all delegates

Cost: ATEC & Ultimate Winery Members full seller delegate $550 (ex GST), Non-members full seller delegate $900 (ex GST)


Two-Day Growing Wine Tourism Workshop – 27-28 June 2019

Growing Wine Tourism is a practical, wine-specific skills development program for wine businesses looking to develop their wine tourism products and services for the inbound tourism market.

Wine Australia has partnered with the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) to deliver the program in conjunction with Fastrak Asian Solutions and Wine Tourism Australia, as part of the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package. Read more…


17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference – Adelaide 21-24 July 2019

The 17th Australian Wine Industry Technical Conference (AWITC) will be descending on Adelaide, 21 – 24 July 2019. The AWITC is the premier technical event for the Australian wine industry and includes plenary and Outlook sessions, the McWilliam’s Maurice O’Shea Award Dinner, workshops, student forums and the WineTech trade exhibition. Designed by industry for industry.

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Two-day Export Plan Workshop Perth – 12-13 Aug 2019 (TBC)

(prior attendance at one-day session required)
In this two-day, hands-on workshop you will complete an export plan, undertake a phone hook-up with USA trade experts and enjoy a Chinese dining experience, where you will gain valuable insights into Chinese business practices. In finalising your export plan, you will refine your market intent and wine offer, review key market analysis, assess your resourcing needs, evaluate and prepare for sales channels, plan your partner activation, review free-on-board (FOB) costs, complete a sales plan and estimate net revenue. Please note: for most participants, attendance at the one-day Export Ready Session is a prerequisite to attending the two-day Export Plan Workshop. Read more…


Finlaysons Roadshow – 14 Oct 

“Levelling the Playing Field”
A seminar hosted by FINLAYSONS Australian Wine Lawyers
The impact of the ACCC Report on the Australian wine industry
(plus updates on their agendas by Wine Australia and Australian Grape & Wine)
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Wine Communicators AustraliaWebinar – Wine Export Grants

Are you eligible for a Wine Export Grant?
Do you need help with your application?

The Wine Australia webinar held on 18 May 2018 is available to  view here


Tourism Association

Tourism Australia – Tourism Export Toolkit

This toolkit has been produced by the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC) in partnership with Tourism Australia, and as a result of collaborative participation from all State and Territory Tourism Offices.  It contains valuable advice on how to:

  • Understand the travel distribution system and its rate structure;
  • Research international markets to establish who will use your products;
  • Recognise the different travel styles of inbound travellers;
  • Develop a marketing plan to target international visitors through a range of mediums and distribution channels; and
  • Seek advice from your local, regional and state tourism office.

Download here Tourism Export Toolkit