NDIS Screening Check - Victoria

Description

You require this clearance if you intend to work in a risk assessed role for a NDIS registered provider, including:

  • volunteer workers
  • workers engaged through third party labour-hire agencies
  • sole traders, who for the purpose of the NDIS check are both the supplier and the employee.

There are three types of risk assessed roles:

  1. key personnel like a CEO or board member
  2. any role that delivers a set of specified supports or services - please see the attached 'NDIS (Practice Standards - Worker Screening) Rules 2018' for a full list of services
  3. any role where normal duties are likely to require 'more than incidental contact' with people with a disability.

If you already had a safety screening check before the NDIS check came into effect, there are transitional arrangements in place. The transitional arrangements which apply to you will depend on which safety screening checks you had through your organisation before 1 February, please contact the department for more information.

The NDIS Check does not replace Victoria's Working with Children (WWC) Check.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this clearance, you must:

  • ordinarily reside or work in Victoria; and
  • has been or will be employed or engaged in a risk assessed role
  • consent to information (including your police record) to be gathered on you, to confirm your suitability.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must notify the department within 21 days if your personal details such as address or name change.

You must notify the department within 7 days if a relevant disciplinary or regulatory finding is made against you or you receive a Working With Children Check Exclusion.

Duration

Five years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $119.40 Fees for 2020-21

Other resources

Application process

Apply

You can apply for this check online at Service Victoria:

  1. register or login to your Service Victoria account
  2. verify your account
  3. submit your identification documents for your police check and any other background checks
  4. enter your work details
  5. review and provide consent for checks
  6. pay for your application.

Your application will then be sent to the NDIS Worker Screening Unit in Victoria who will assess your application. The NDIS Worker Screening Unit will send you an email to confirm that your application has been received and explain what will happen next.

Approval time

Up to three weeks

Transfer

This clearance cannot be transferred.

Additional information

If you are a volunteer required to apply for an NDIS Worker Screening Check, you may apply to have the application fee waived.

Disqualified persons or entities

If you are given an NDIS Exclusion, this means you cannot work in an NDIS risk assessed role for the purposes of the NDIS. You cannot apply for an NDIS check again for 5 years after the date of the notice.

Administering agency

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Department of Justice and Community Safety

Mailing address: GPO BOX 1915
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 652 879
Email: NDISworkerscreening@justice.vic.gov.au