Life Skills Program

Things No One Told You

Things No One Told You is a free life skills program for young people aged 13-23.

Things No One Told You has been developed locally BY young people FOR young people and covers a range of content based on consultation with young people within the topics of ‘Finance’, ‘Life Administration’, ‘Home’ and ‘Relationships and Social’.

Many young people told us they felt adults assume they know things or forget to share knowledge on everyday aspects of life.

Things No One Told You covers stuff you are ‘expected’ to know, but might not have ever been taught, such as why you need a tax file number, how to write a resume, how Medicare works or the best way to put on a doona cover.

Things No One Told You is FREE to participate in and will include collaboration from other local organisations to share their expertise.

Sessions will be held on weekdays from 4:30pm-5:30pm at various locations around Ballarat.

Current sessions

  • Financial Skills at the Sebastopol Library on Thursday 11th of May

Sessions will regularly updated on this page and on the Y Ballarat Youth Instagram and Facebook.

Easy registration

Register for a session here and complete the program consent form here

More info?

Kate 0448 608 961 or or
Lily 0455 336 424 or


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