Key Information

Delivery Fully Online
Next Intake Coming Soon - 2020
Duration 6 Weeks Online
Cost  $250

About this course

This course is offered in partnership with the University of Tasmania and FermenTasmania.

Are you thinking about starting your own craft cider making business? Or are you interested in learning more about the cider making process? During this short course you will learn the fundamental aspects of craft cider making and the business skills needed to get started.

The course consists of six online modules. Each module will take approximately two-three hours to complete and will include online readings, videos and multiple-choice quizzes.



Interested in further study? Check out the Associate Degree in Applied Science (Fermentation Science & Separation Processes).

What you will learn

  • Gain an understanding of the science and process of cider making

  • Learn about simple laboratory techniques that make a big difference

  • Develop business strategies and a pitch for your cidery

Dr Robin Katersky Barnes

Robin Barnes is the Coordinator of the Associate Degree in Applied Science (Fermentation & Separation and Aquaculture) at the University College within the University of Tasmania and has more than 15 years’ experience as a researcher in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) field and as a project manager on multiple UTAS research projects. She has a broad research interest in Aquaculture and more recently has focused on pathways to Higher Education, parental engagement in schools and educational aspirations in rural and regional areas

Dr Fiona Kerslake

Dr Fiona Kerslake is a cool climate viticulture, oenology and cider researcher at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA), at the University of Tasmania. Fiona’s research interests are in Pinot noir and sparkling wine viticulture and oenology, which she has transferred over to help support and develop the growing Tasmanian craft cider industry. Fiona has been an associate cider judge for the Australian Cider Awards and judged at the Australian Fruit Wine and Cider Show and Tasmanian cider competitions.

Karina Dambergs

Karina Dambergs started making cider in Tasmania in 2008, before launching Red Brick Road Cider along with her husband Corey in 2013. Red Brick Road Cider were the first in Australia to make a commercial dry hopped cider and the first in the world to make a Cider Rose by blending Pink Lady apples and Pinot Noir. Karina also uses her skills learned in a variety of fermentation businesses to pay it forward. At The Van Diemen Project, she is part of a team who support Tasmanians to start, grow and scale their own business. Karina also serves as the Director, Small Business at the Northern Tasmanian Development Corporation.