Extension for NDIS worker screening checks in Victoria
On 30 July the Commission announced that the transition period for the NDIS Worker Screening Check in Victoria had been extended to allow registered NDIS providers to continue to engage workers with an acceptable check for an additional six months, to 31 January 2022.
From 1 February 2022, registered NDIS providers in Victoria must ensure that all workers engaged in a risk assessed role (except for those required to have a Working with Children Check) have made an application for an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
- Registered NDIS providers in Victoria can continue to engage a person in a risk assessed role, who has not applied for an NDIS Worker Screening Check, until 31 January 2022 if that person has an acceptable check.
- To have a valid acceptable check in Victoria, workers must meet the Victorian safety screening requirements. These are that the worker holds:
- Police record check; and
- Disability Worker Exclusion List Check; and
- Victoria Working with children check if one was required under the Working with Children Act 2005 (being the applicable legislation prior to 1 February 2021).
- The transition period in Victoria has been extended to ensure the workforce that provide supports and services to NDIS participants in Victoria remains appropriately staffed during the transition period for NDIS worker screening.
Members can contact the Commission on 1800 035 544 or email the Contact Centre if they have further questions regarding your circumstances.