MRWA Member Training & Development

South Regional TAFE Courses

SR TAFE Margaret River Short Courses Flyer– Updated 17 June
SR TAFE Margaret River Course List Semester 2 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.


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

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…


South West Connect Innovation Hub – 1&2 July

The South West Connect Innovation Hub will kick off with a two-day business boot camp, and includes 6 months of free access to a co-working space, monthly expert training, mentoring, and an opportunity to participate in pitch events with prizes.

The Hub programme is free for selected participants. Start-ups can be private companies or not-for-profit entities, and from any industry.

Applications close on 30th May 2019. Apply online.


Kick the Dirt Viti: Grapevine Leaf-Roll Virus – 3 July

Time: 9-11am
Venue: Barrel Hall (Cellar Door) Cherubino Wines, 3462 Caves Road, WilyabrupPresenter: Dr Monica Kehoe, Dept. of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Read more….
Please RSVP below for catering purposes.


Maximising Sales in the Digital Age – 9 July

Free Event
Tuesday, 9 July 2019 9am – 12.30pm
The River, Margaret River
Developed for winery owners and managers, this masterclass looks at the latest digital trends and technology to increase repeat sales and visitors. Read more and Register here


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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2019 Prescribed Burning Conference – 31 July to 1 Aug

This Inaugural Conference is on the policy and practice of prescribed (controlled) burning in Australia. The focus will be on recent research, which can guide policy decisions and foster an informed public debate about:

  • the risks and benefits of controlled burning as currently practiced;-
  • whether the policy needs to be modified, particularly in the light of climate change, and, if so, in what ways
  • if there are realistic alternatives or additional measures to reduce the incidence of and damage from bushfires.

Read more about the Conference and Register now


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)
Read more


IWINETC early bird registration – 24 & 25 March 2020

The International Wine Tourism Conference (IWINETC 2020) will take place from the 24 – 25 March in Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy.

You can register here and benefit from the early bird rate until 30 June.

Call For Speakers If you would like to submit a talk proposal for the International Wine Tourism Conference. This should include a title and short abstract outlining the main aspects of your presentation and its relevance to the field of wine and/or culinary tourism. Submit a talk proposal here


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