Questions We Often Get Asked

When are the training dates?
Module 1 - 3 day workshop, choose a date that works for you.
March 28th to 30th
April 25th to 27th
May 30th to June 1st
July  25th to 27th
August 22nd to 24th
October 3rd to 5th
November 14th to 16th
 
Module 2 - 3rd to 6th September 2019
Module 3 - 16th to 18th September 2019
Module 4 - 23rd to 25th September 2019
Module 5 - 28th to 29th September 2019
Module 6 - 12th to 15th May 2020
Module 7 - 19th to 23rd May 2020
Module 8 - 26th to 31st May 2020
Module 9 - 2nd to 5th June 2020 or 10th to 13th June 2020 (work experience and kitchen/class time)
Can you do the training if you don’t want to be a chef?

Most definitely, this training will set individuals up for a lifetime of healthy, fun and interesting eating as a vegan. The aim of Veet's Vegan Cooking School Training for individuals is for them to spread the enthusiasm for cooking well-balanced vegan food onto their families and friends. Learning ways to involve the whole family and in turn passing on the love of cooking and great nutrition to future generations.

How small are the classes?

Module one has a maximum of 8 students and all the other modules have a maximum of 14 students.

Does your course accommodate people who want to do the training for their own home use?

Yes most definitely. The course is designed so that if you are doing the training for your own health reasons you will be well supported in this and everything you learn will give you a sound understanding of how to stay healthy as a vegan.

Will I be able to get a job after the training?

If you apply for a job in a vegan or vegetarian café your skills learned and confidence attained during the course will definitely help in a job interview. The Vegan Chef and Lifestyle Training is well known around Australia and in some parts of the world so many vegan café and restaurant owners will know of the training.

If you want to start your own vegan food business you will have the confidence and know how on how to go about doing this.

Is there somewhere I can stay if I am travelling to do the training?

There are lots of accommodation options please contact us and we will send you a list of accommodation possibilities.

Is there a payment plan for the whole training?

Yes you can apply for a payment plan. To do that please ask about it when you put your application form in.

Download the application form here

Are all modules mandatory?
The foundation course (Module 1) needs to be completed first, and can be completed as a stand-alone course. Module 1 is a prerequisite to Modules 2-9. 
 
Modules 2 to 5 can be completed in any order. Once modules 1 to 5 are all completed, modules 6 to 9 then can be completed and need to be done all at once in consecutive order.
Is the chef’s training accredited?

The training is not accredited with any other institute. Unless you are prepared to handle meat no accreditation can be found for a purely vegetarian / vegan chef. What you will receive from this training is a comprehensive understanding of vegetarian / vegan cuisine and you will gain the confidence to either start your own business or become an expert in your field amongst the chef world. You will receive a certificate of attainment, a portfolio of recipes that will set you up for a lifetime of preparing vegan cuisine and references written for you by the trainers.

Can I do the training part time?

The training, in essence, is part time as it is spread over 9 weekends over 6 months. However you can spread the training over 2 years.

It is essential you pass the foundation module in order to continue with the training but modules 2 to 5 can be taken in any order so if you can’t do one of those modules in one year, you are able to pick it up the following year.

However for you to complete module 6 to 9 you need to have completed modules 2 to 5 first.

Can I apply for your course on a student visa?

If you are from overseas you will need to apply for a tourist or work visa to attend the training.

Where is the training held?

The courses are held in the Byron Shire. Presently we use community kitchens that have been set up commercially. Some are in Mullum and some in the hinterland.

How can I pay for the course?

You can pay through direct debit. Once your application has been approved you we will send you the details. Or you can pay via credit card. You would need to organise a time to call the school and a 1% credit card fee is charged by the bank.

Can I get a refund if I cancel a booking?

The terms and conditions of booking a course are as follows

  • To secure your place in an individual module or the full training of the course you will need to pay the amount in full.
  • Once you have paid for a module or the entire training no refund will be granted.
  • A full credit for a module or the training will be granted if you give more than 30 days notice to each module commencing.
  • If you cancel a module within 30 days and before 48 hours to a module starting you will be given a credit minus $250 administration fee. If Veet's Vegan Cooking School or yourself manages to fill your place with another participant then the admin fee will be waived.
  • If you cancel within 48 hours prior to any module starting you will receive no credit.
  • If you want to change a date of a module you are booked into you need to give 30 days notice and it will be subject to availability.
  • Once you have started any module and have to leave for any reason you will not receive a credit. If you want to make up the days you have missed they will be at your own expense.
Is there an advanced level after this program?
Yes there is a post-graduate program available for chefs wanting to become Cooking Class Facilitators.
Once you have completed modules one to nine you are eligible to apply for The Cooking Class Facilitator Training. This module is an optional extra and is part of the post graduate program.
 
The pot-graduate program is an eighteen day course broken up into three units and spread over eight months. It comprises eighteen full days of tuition plus eight days of assistant teaching (scheduled within your own timetable) and twelve hours of teaching practice at home or in a community based setting.
 
Contact us for training dates and pricing. 

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What you can expect from Veet's Vegan Cooking School

Exceptional teaching and training from experts in the field of vegan cuisine.

A wealth of information and skills in how to prepare delicious and healthy vegan cuisine.

A highly professional training.

A training that cares for and respects the individual.

A training that will get you started on creating your own business, or offer inspiration in your existing one.

A launching pad to start your life of good health and great eating.