NSW Life Goals & Skills Metro Program 2022

NSW Life Goals & Skills Metro Program 2022

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Australian Hearing Hub

16 University Avenue

Macquarie University, NSW 2109


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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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This is Hear For You's flagship program - the Life Goals & Skills Metro Program! Come and find out what makes it so special!

About this event

Hear For You is a place like no other – it’s a place where young deaf or hard of hearing teenagers can hang out amongst other peers, have lots of fun and make lots of friends. Our mentors understand and remember well the challenges that a young deaf or hard of hearing teenager can experience.

Our sessions bring together groups of teenagers to realise that deafness is more of a “difference” than a disadvantage. We show you that they are not alone, to inspire them, and to share hints and tips on how to deal with all the obstacles that come with deafness.

We want to give you the opportunity to share your experiences with someone in the same boat, particularly when it feels like no one else understands.

We are here to help you get the best out of being deaf, to realise their dreams and live life to the full and that’s why we’re Hear For You!

Hear For You has a COVID safe practice policy and procedure for this workshop.  This will be strictly enforced for the safety of all participants, mentors, staff, and families. 

The session dates are:

Session 1 - Sunday August 21st

Session 2 - Sunday 18th September

Session 3 - Sunday 23rd October

Session 4 - Sunday 20th November


FOR Secondary School deaf/hard of hearing students (Year 7 - 12) only

Can I attend just one session and pay for that session?

This program was designed to take place over 4 sessions so the mentor-participant relationship has a chance to grow organically over time. In addition, the themes of each session builds an important bridge to to the next one so we are able to cover a wide range of topics.

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 NDIS 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.

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

Yes this is possible. During registration for the NDIS ticket, please fill out the required information so we know if you are:

NDIA Managed i.e. they pay all providers on your behalf

Self-Managed i.e. the NDIA will give you the funds so you can pay your providers directly

Third Provider-Managed i.e. a Plan Manager who will pay your providers on your behalf

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 Purpose will funding need to be allocated in for use with Hear For You events?

Funding needs to be allocated under the Support Purpose of 'Capacity Building'.

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

There are two Support Categories for use with the Capacity Building Support Purpose:

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

Support Item 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?

30 NDIS hours are 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?

Please email info@hearforyou.com.au or call 1800 432 749 (1800 HEAR 4Y) to inform us that you have selected the Non-NDIS registration ticket and we will be in touch to discuss.

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

There will be street parking available at the venue.

What accommodation options are there?

There are various motels and hotels to stay in - 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 John at john.lui@hearforyou.com.au 


Can I update my registration information?

Yes, simply email john.lui@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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