NDIS Worker Screening Check

A screening process for NDIS workers to determine that applicants do not present an unacceptable risk of harm to people with disability.

Important information: The phasing-in period for NDIS Worker Screening Checks will end on 31 January 2023. This means that from 1 February 2023, it will be mandatory for those who work in a risk assessed role for a registered NDIS provider to apply for, and hold, an NDIS Check clearance. Current ‘acceptable checks’ will no longer be valid once the phasing-in period ends. 

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On 1 February 2021, a new worker screening process begins across all states and territories for certain National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) workers. The NDIS Worker Screening Check (NDIS Check) replaces a range of previous screening processes used.

The NDIS Check is a national tool that helps NDIS providers determine that individuals seeking to work (or already working) in certain NDIS roles do not present an unacceptable risk of harm to people with disability. It is one of the ways to help protect and prevent people with disability from experiencing the possible harm that could arise from them receiving poor quality or unsafe supports or services under the NDIS. 

The NDIS Check is completed by Worker Screening Units in each state or territory. In Western Australia, NDIS Checks will be completed by the NDIS Worker Screening Unit (Screening Unit) within the Department of Communities.

Further information about the NDIS Worker Screening Check can be found on the NDIS Commission website.

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Page reviewed 30 November 2022