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Photo of Sean FitzGerald I provide one-on-one and group consulting, training and support in digital technologies such as mobile phones, iPads, tablets, computers, the Internet and social media to NDIS participants. I am a registered NDIS provider.

NDIS Registration Number: 4050024930

Contact: sean@digitaltechnology.education or 0404 130 342

Do You Need Help With:

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  • How to use mobile phones, iPads, tablets, computers & other digital devices?
  • Using the Internet & social media – including the NDIS portal, MyGov, Medicare Online, online banking & shopping etc.?
  • Finding, downloading, installing & using programs & apps?
  • Buying digital devices or phone, Internet & NBN plans?
  • Customising your digital devices for special needs, or learning how to use their accessibility features?

I can help you get the most out of your digital devices. I work with you to find ways that technology can help you to achieve your goals, increase your social and community participation, and become more independent.

I help you get set up with your digital devices, installing apps and getting you connected with mobile phone and internet plans. After some foundational training, I work with you and your care team to find the resources you need for your ongoing learning and support, including online resources and face-to-face training.

I am sensitive to the challenges faced by people with disabilities and can individualise our sessions to suit your needs.

I’m based in Sydney's Inner West but I can travel to your home or workplace, or we can meet in a cafe or library (travel fees may apply.) We can also meet online using video chat.

Book a Free 15-minute Consultation here: https://calendly.com/seanfitz64/

Payment Methods

How I charge depends on how your plan is managed.

If You Are Agency Managed:

This means that I must be engaged as a registered provider. Whilst I'm registered to deliver only one support item - Innovative Community Participation, item number 09_008_0116_6_3 - in the Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9) support category, I can be paid with any available funding in that category unless support items (other than mine) are specifically stated in your plan.

If You Are Plan Managed:

If you have a plan manager and don't have funds in the Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9) support category I can still be engaged using one of two line items in the Core budget (see below).

If You Are Self Managed:

Self-management is very flexible. Self-managed participants don't have to comply with the NDIS price guide like plan managers do, and can negotiate their fee rates with providers.

NDIS Pricing Schedule

These are my standard fees, but I am always open to negotiation (see below).

Face-to-face Tutoring and Training:

$100/hr
Remote Online Tutoring and Training:

$80/hr
Technology Training Needs Assessment & Report: *

from $100
Plan Review Reports:

$100 each
Consulting & Resource Development:

$100/hr

* Depends on the needs of the participant. To see what goes on in a Technology Training Needs Assessment, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Travel Fees

If I need to travel for more than 1/2 an hour by public transport from Leichhardt to your place then I charge travel fees. You can avoid or reduce this fee by:

  • Arranging to meet at a location that is closer to Leichhardt, such as a library or a cafe.
  • Having sessions longer than one hour, e.g. 1.5 - 2 hours.
  • Meeting over video chat (Zoom, Skype, Messenger etc.)
Concessions, Negotiated Rates & Pro Bono

My ultimate goal is to help people with disabilities get the technology support they need. If you think you might have difficulty paying my standard fees, whether it be due to financial hardship, money not being in the right budget, having a plan manager who feels constrained by the NDIS price guide, or for any other reason, please contact me so that we can work something out. In very special cases I work pro bono (for free).

Line Items

Registered Line Item

I am registered for the following:

  • Support Item: Innovative Community Participation
  • Support Item Number: 09_008_0116_6_3
  • Support Item Description: This support item is designed to enable providers to offer new and innovative services to the participant and is for mainstream providers who want to enable participants to access mainstream activities.
  • Support Category: CB - Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9)*
  • Registration Group: Innovative Community Participation

*Note: Not Core - Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation (Category 4).


Alternative Line Items

If you are plan managed or self managed but don't have funding in Increased Social and Community Participation (Category 9) you can still engage me using the following line items from your Core budget:

Option One:
  • Support Item: Community, Social And Recreational Activities
  • Support Item Number: 04_210_0125_6_1
  • Support Item Description: This support item is designed to enable providers to claim reimbursement for the costs of enabling a participant to independently engage in community, social and recreational activities when costs of participation exceed an affordable level and without, the participant would be at risk of social isolation. Participants may use this funding for activities such as camps, vacation and outside school hours’ care, course or membership fees.
  • Support Category: Assistance with social and community participation (Category 4)

This item has no price cap, so I can charge my standard rates. However, it does have an annual cap of $1148, which means a limit of 11 hours of support per year face-to-face and 14 hours of online support.

Option Two:

If the above line item has been exhausted it is also possible to use the following item in certain cases:

  • Support Item: Access Community Social And Rec Activities
  • Support Item Number: 04_104_0125_6_1
  • Support Item Description: This support item enables a participant to engage in community, social and recreational activities.
  • Support Category: Core - Assistance with Social, Economic and Community Participation (Category 4).

Other Registered Line Items

I am also registered for the following items, but have never used them:

  • Support Item: Programming/Customisation Of Electronic Equipment
  • Support Item Number: 05_702288440_0124_1_2
  • Support Item Description: Programming/customisation of electronic equipment.
  • Support Category: Assistive Technology (Category 5)
  • Registration Group: Communication And Information Equipment
  • Support Item: Recreation Equipment Delivery - Set Up/Training
  • Support Item Description: Equipment delivery, removal from wrapping, set up adjustment and training for the participant's disability specific needs.
  • Support Item Number: 05_703000332_0112_1_2
  • Support Category: Assistive Technology (Category 5)
  • Registration Group: Assistive Equipment For Recreation

Registrations

National Police Check Number: 50240605
Working With Children Number: WWC1557500E (expires 16/01/2023)


   Digital Technology Education is a LGBTQI+ friendly organisation.

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In the spirit of reconciliation, Digital Technology Education acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work and their connections to land, sea and community. We recognise the great wealth of knowledge they possess in their stories, songs, art and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.


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