The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguarding Framework comes into effect from 1 July 2019. This Framework sets out a nationally consistent approach to regulation under NDIS including nationally consistent worker screening in Australia.
NDIS are finalising worker screening Rules with all states and territories which will introduce transitional arrangements to manage the phasing in of NDIS worker screening in each jurisdiction.
When the Rules come into effect in Tasmania, the Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Unit (RWVP Unit) will communicate details of the transitional arrangements for this State.
On introduction of the transitional arrangements, NDIS providers and their employees who do not have a current RWVP in child-related activities must apply online at www.cbos.tas.gov.au
A screened worker will ultimately be able to deliver services and supports:
- in any State or Territory, or
- to any employer delivering services or supports under the NDIS
Further information on worker screening (referred to as Registration to Work with Vulnerable People) in Tasmania is available at www.cbos.tas.gov.au
Further information on the NDIS Framework, their Rules or NDIS worker screening policy is available through their website at www.ndis.gov.au