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Hear For You QLD Life Goals & Skills Blast - Townsville 2019

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Southern Cross Catholic College

Gartrell Dr


Townsville, QLD 4810


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Date: Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th October 2019

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 TOWNSVILLE in 2019!

We are now proud to announce that we will be bringing the Life Goals and Skills Blast program back to Townsville in 2019! 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 Townsville 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

  • Phonak Sound Field System available

  • BONUS: We will run a Parent Seminar on Saturday

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


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

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

I live outside of the Townsville & surrounding 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 most welcome to enrol in the Blast :)

What is the mentor to participant ratio?

Every teenager gets grouped into their year group (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?

The usual fee to secure your teenager's enrolment is $100 but for a limited time only, it is now $50!

The full cost of the weekend Blast is $950 - the remaining balance of $850 can be paid in the following ways:

  • Personal payment upfront
  • Through your NDIS plan/funding if you are registered (please contact us as this is determined by the number of NDIS hours needed)
  • 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 fundraise to cover the shortfall through your local community clubs e.g. RSLs, Rotary, Lions, Apex, etc

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

Yes this is possible. After purchasing the NDIS Participant Registration fee ticket, 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.

Which Support Clusters do I use or apply for to cover Hear For You events?

There are two Support Clusters to use:

Support Cluster No.9 "Increased Social and Community Participation"

  • Support Item: Life transition planning including mentoring, peer support and individual skill development.
  • Support Item Ref No. 09_006_0106_6_3
  • Description: Establishing volunteer assistance within the participant’s home or community to develop skills. For instance, assistance in attending appointments, shopping, bill paying, taking part in social activities and maintaining contact with others.

If Support Cluster No.9 is unavailable, Support Cluster No.15 can be used:

Support Cluster No. 15 "Improved daily living skills"

  • Support Item: Assistance with decision making, daily planning, budgeting
  • Support Item Ref No. 15_035_0106_1_3
  • Description: Provision of time limited support to assist a person to develop and maintain daily budget, including assisting in planning purchases.

How many NDIS hours are actually needed for this event?

  • Life Goals and Skills Blast Workshops - 16 NDIS Hours required for this event

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

1. You can choose to pay the full amount personally,


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 $800 total. This 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 0407 722 985 to discuss these options further after purchasing the 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 at Townsville - you can find a place that fits your criteria and budget online at:

  • www.booking.com

  • www.wotif.com

  • https://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 Sherri Brereton at sherri@hearforyou.com.au

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, simply email sherri@hearforyou.com.au

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

Please be advised that by providing us with your child’s details, you agree and give consent to your child to join in Hear For You's programs/workshops. Hear For You will keep and maintain your details and your child’s details in our database. We, Hear For You, will not share your/your child’s details with other organisations. To view Hear For You's Privacy Policy, please go to https://hearforyou.com.au/about-us/policies/

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Southern Cross Catholic College

Gartrell Dr


Townsville, QLD 4810


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