Don't Leave Home Without One!
A Home Leaver's Survival Guide.


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"This book should be gifted by government to every Aussie youngster about to leave school. A quintessential component of every Australian household, school and library."
- The Adelaide Advertiser - Geoff Roach

"This book covers everything from cooking to setting up bank accounts, to even the new IR laws. Mea culpa - I actually boiled sausage rolls rather than putting them in the oven when I first moved out of home!"
- 612 ABC Radio Brisbane - Madonna King

"It's a really useful tool for anyone wanting to leave home - I reckon you've covered pretty well everything."
- 891 ABC Radio Adelaide - Spence Denny

"Dennis Bills, a former teacher and school camp leader, knows a thing or two about mentoring the young." - Notebook Magazine

"I'm going through the book and there's all sorts of great things in here. It's written in our language about our society. This book is going to fill a gap." - 774 ABC Radio Melbourne - Richard Stubbs

"A lot of parents say to me, "I think I'm going to buy this book and give (the kids) a hint to leave home!" Congratulations on the book." - Susie Eleman - 'Susie' WIN-TV

"Leaving home...it's harder than you think. You don't leave anything out, it's a VERY useful book. Congratulations on it." - 936 ABC Radio Hobart - Christopher Lawrence

Program Outline

An informative Life-Skills and Self-Management program should make a substantial difference to the lives of young people as they make the transition between their school lives and family-based living arrangements to a more independent existence.

Dennis Bills' Life-Skills and Self-Management Programs include:
  • Single Session (day or evening)
    An Interactive Information Presentation, (2 hours plus) with a more detailed coverage of any of the four key areas of study,(see below) taken from the Topics for consideration page.

  • Full day
    A Comprehensive Four Stage Program(6 hours) including:

    a comprehensive program manual, a copy of, 'Don't Leave Home Without One A Home Leaver's Survival Guide', and an introductory filing system

    The program manual also includes:

    Ambulance Membership application
    Superannuation fund recommendations
    Roadside Assistance options
    Medicare Card application form
    Bank Account options
    Electoral Enrollment Form
    Health Care Card and Youth Allowance applications
    WorkCover explanation
    WorkPlace Authority Fair Pay and Conditions explanation
    Car Insurance options
    A basic budget guide
    Mobile Phone and landline options
    Internet access options
    and any other bargains, advantages and hints that might make the journey easier.

    It's all about equipping our young adults with the necessary tools for survival and helping them get the best start possible.

    The program is broken into four key areas:

       - Money Management
       - Accommodation and Transport
       - Health and Wellbeing
       - Taking Responsibility
    (and includes coverage of all Topics for consideration )

    All programs include the option to purchase discounted copies of Don't Leave Home Without One - A Home Leaver's Survival Guide. RRP $29.95

    Dennis Bills holds a current National Police Check and 'Dennis Bills' Life-Skills Consulting' is fully covered by comprehensive public liability insurance.


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