$50 – $700

Hear For You Life Goals & Skills Blast - Rockhampton 2018

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Kevin Castles Conference Centre

152 West Street


Rockhampton, QLD 4700


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Date: Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May 2018

Time - 9:30am-4:30pm (Saturday), 9:30am-3:00pm (Sunday)

NDIS hours required - 16 (includes e-mentoring)

We are bringing back the Life Goals & Skills Blast to ROCKHAMPTON in 2018! - Central North Queensland

We are now proud to announce that we will be bringing the Life Goals and Skills Blast program back to Rockhampton, Central North Queensland in 2018! This is the condensed version of our flagship Life Goals & Skills Program so instead of four separate sessions over 4 months, we are now running it over one weekend!

This is perfect for those who:

  • are from the Rockhampton region

  • are from rural or regional areas in Queensland

  • want to get a taste of our flagship QLD mentoring program and our legendary mentors

  • BONUS: We will be running a Parent Seminar on Saturday for parents/teachers of the deaf

  • Phonak Sound Field System and Live Captioning available

Note: If you are on the NDIS, you may be able to use your funding to pay for the program costs.


Enrolment deadline: Friday 4th May 2018


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This is for current enrolled deaf or hard of hearing High School students (Year 7 to Year 12). Teenagers will be grouped with peers from the same year group as them.

I live outside of Rockhampton and Central North Queensland regions but I would really like to attend this Blast. Can I do so?

Yes, of course! Any deaf or hard of hearing teenager is more welcome to enrol in the Blast.

What is the mentor to participant ratio?

Every teenager gets grouped into their year group (Year 7&8, 9&10, 11&12) and each year group will have 2 mentors (1 male and 1 female). The maximum ratio is 1 mentor to 4 participants.

The ticket says it is for 'One deaf/hard of hearing teenager', does this mean I have to purchase a separate tickets for myself (parent) and siblings?

No, if you and your other children wish to accompany your deaf/hard of hearing teenager to the Parent Seminar, you are welcome to do so at no extra cost.

Why the registration fee?

This is the fee to secure your teenager's enrolment ($100)

The full cost of the weekend Blast is $800 - the remaining balance of $700 can be paid in the following ways:

  • Personal payment upfront

  • Through your NDIS plan/funding if you are registered

  • If you are unable to pay this due to financial hardship, you can apply to be part of our Community Fundraising Program where we will work with you to fundraise through your local community clubs e.g. RSLs, Rotary, Lions, Apex, etc.

Until 8th September 2017, we have an early bird registration fee offer of $50 (down from $100) to secure your teenager's enrolment in the 2018 program.

Until 30th March 2018, we have an early bird upfront offer of $700. This includes the registration fee.

Click on "Tickets" at the top of the page to see your payment options.

Can I use my current NDIS funding to cover Hear For You?

Yes this is possible. After purchasing the NDIS Participant Registration fee, please contact David Brady on david.brady@hearforyou.com.au to inform him whether you are:

1) NDIA Agency managed i.e. they pay all invoices on your behalf

2) Self-funded i.e. the NDIA have given you a lump sum to use as per your agreed NDIS Plan

You will need to give us your NDIS number and the number of hours or funding amount that you have secured with your NDIA planner.

What if I am not on the NDIS/I am not eligible for the NDIS and I would love to attend, what do I do?

1) You can choose to pay for the full amount personally, note we are offering an early bird offer of $700 if you pay by 30 March either all upfront or in instalments through a payment plan.


2) If you have financial hardship in meeting the program costs, you can apply to enter our Community Fundraising Program, where Hear For You will work with you and your family to fundraise towards the $1,000 total. The program involves providing support to apply for small grants that can be secured from local clubs, community organisations and foundations such as RSLs, Lions, Rotary, etc.

Please contact david.brady@hearforyou.com.au or call 02 8937 4150 to discuss these options further after purchasing your non-NDIS registration ticket.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There will be parking available at the venue - exact carparks will be confirmed closer to the date.

What accommodation options are there?

There are various motels and hotels to stay in while in Rockhampton. You can find a place that fits your needs:

  • www.booking.com

  • www.wotif.com

  • www.expedia.com.au

  • www.trivago.com.au

  • Houses and apartments can also be sourced through Airbnb.com.au or Stayz.com.au

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Rebecca at rebecca.driscoll@hearforyou.com.au

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, simply email rebecca.driscoll@hearforyou.com.au

Please note: Event details may be changed closer to the date and you will be notified of any and all changes as a ticket holder.

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