If you work for a registered NDIS provider
You will need to have either an acceptable check that meets the transitional and special arrangements, or undertake an NDIS Worker Screening Check and obtain a clearance if you are or will be engaged in a risk assessed role for a registered NDIS provider.
For a list of the current requirements for an acceptable check in your state or territory, visit our transitional and special arrangements page.
A risk assessed role is:
- a key personnel role of a person or entity, as defined in s11A of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (for example, a CEO or a Board Member)
- a role for which the normal duties include the direct delivery of specified supports or specified services to a person with disability
- a role for which the normal duties are likely to require more than incidental contact with people with disability, which includes:
- physically touching a person with disability; or
- building a rapport with a person with disability as an integral and ordinary part of the performance of normal duties; or
- having contact with multiple people with disability as part of the direct delivery of a specialist disability support or service, or in a specialist disability accommodation setting.
Your employer is responsible for assessing whether or not your role is a risk assessed role.
If you work for a registered NDIS provider but are not engaged in a risk assessed role, it is not mandatory to have an acceptable check or an NDIS worker screening clearance, but your employer can still require you to get one.
If you work for a self-managed participant or unregistered provider
If you are working for a self-managed participant or an unregistered provider, it is not mandatory for you to obtain an NDIS worker screening clearance or have an acceptable check under the transitional and special arrangements. However, self-managed participants and unregistered providers can request workers who are providing supports and services to demonstrate they have an NDIS worker screening clearance or an acceptable check, or request that the worker applies for one.