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Register your interest now for a Life Goals & Skills Blast in Wollongong!


NOTE: A minimum of 6 attendees are needed for this event to go ahead

Please register if you are interested in attending.

Once the minimum number has been reached, we can schedule a date.

Please note that by registering for this workshop, this constitutes your acceptance of a Service Agreement between yourself and Hear For You.

W hat is the Life Goals & Skills Blast??

This is the condensed version of our flagship Life Goals & Skills Program so instead of 4 separate sessions over 4 months, we are now running it over one weekend!

Why should teenagers with a hearing loss attend?

  • You want to meet our legendary Mentors, who have a hearing loss just like you, and more importantly “get it”.
  • Our Mentors have actual life experience of living with hearing aids or Cochlear Implants – they know what it’s like when the battery goes flat!
  • You feel confused or have “lots of questions” about living in a hearing world, or simply have ideas or views you want to share.
  • You are finding being a deaf teenager a little (or very) frustrating, and need a safe place where you can share frustrations, gain ideas, or simply work out plans to improve an area of your life at school, at your hobby, within your family, or just with anyone.
  • You want to hang out with other people who are just like you and just “get it”!
  • A Parent Session on Saturday for parents/teachers of the deaf
  • Phonak Sound Field System and Live Captioning available



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

The Blast 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 Wollongong NSW 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 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 Session, 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’.

I am currently planning to register on the NDIS, what information do I need to present to the NDIA planner?

Please go to http://hearforyou.com.au/program/ndis/ for all the required information

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 select the Non-NDIS registration ticket. If you are unable to afford the cost, please email info@hearforyou.com.au or call 1800 432 749 (1800 HEAR 4Y) and we will be in touch to discuss.

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


What can/can’t I bring to the event?

You don’t have to bring anything. Or maybe just a smile?

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email john.lui@shepherdcentre.org.au with any questions at any time

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, just send us an email at john.lui@shepherdcentre.org.au

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Only if you want to 🙂


As of 1st January 2023, we will no longer be covering costs of interpreters. These costs will need to be covered by funds in your NDIS plan.

We are happy to help with the booking but will not be paying for the costs.

Providing accessible programs and workshops for all our participants is incredibly important to us at Hear For You and The Shepherd Centre. It is a key area of advocacy for us with Governments and the NDIS. We know making sure the NDIS understands the need for interpreting services is critical through claiming these services in participant plans. When these funds are covered philanthropically through organizations, there is no awareness of the need or funding requirements., nor is it sustainable for organizations to cover these costs through fundraising.

If you need help with liaising with the NDIA to secure this funding in your NDIS plan, please contact us at info@hearforyou.com.au

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.