SPP Alert: Revised Standard and impact on existing self-assessments

Beng Poh

18 September 2018 12:00 am Australia/Hobart


02 9569 1704

Standards and Performance Pathways (SPP) provide an update on the NDIS Worker Screening Check process and status.

The new nationally consistent Worker Screening Check will mean that all workers are screened consistently for the safety of participants, and that screened workers can work in any state/territory.

NDIS Worker Screening Units

From 1 July 2019, each state/territory (except for WA) will have its own NDIS Worker Screening Unit, which will be responsible for conducting worker screening checks.

Checks will be valid for up to five years, subject to ongoing monitoring by Worker Screening Units.

Who needs to be screened?

Workers who are in “risk assessed” roles will be required to apply for a Check to the Worker Screening Unit in their state/territory.

Transitional arrangements

Until 1 July 2019, when the new NDIS Worker Screening Check arrangements are implemented, the existing screening requirements applicable to each state/territory continue to be in effect.

More information?

For more detailed information please login to SPP to see the summary sheet in the Reading Room, under Sector Updates. Or refer to the NDIS Commission’s website.

SPP will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available.

If you have any questions, please contact team@bngonline.com.au or 02 9569 1704.