NDIS Update

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NDIS Worker Screening Check

The NDIS Worker Screening Check is an Australia wide safety check ensuring that people who work with NDIS participants do not present an unacceptable risk to them.

Commencing 1 February 2021, a person is prohibited from being employed by a registered NDIS provider in a risk assessed role unless the person has an NDIS Clearance. Victoria is taking a ‘no clearance, no start’ approach.

Worker Screening Checks will be conducted by a Worker Screening Unit; In Victoria that is the  Department of Justice and Community Safety. They will assess whether a person who works, or seeks to work, with people with     disability poses a risk to them and determines whether they are cleared or excluded from working in certain roles with people with disability. The information is then stored in a national database maintained by the NDIS Commission and monitors the ongoing conduct of workers with clearances.

If you are a self-managed participant, you can decide whether you require your workers to have a worker screening clearance. You will be able to ask workers to demonstrate they have a clearance or ask them to obtain one. You will also need to apply for access to the screening database to verify your workers if they don’t already have a clearance. If you would like more information, please contact our office.