Legislation, rules and policies

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.

Legislation

The legislation that established our agency sets out our core functions and framework:

Rules

The NDIS Rules provide further necessary details:

A short summary of the NDIS Rules is a useful resource.

Guidelines

The guidelines in this instrument describe a process that a person can use to apply to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission to be assessed as being an ‘NDIS behaviour support practitioner’ as defined by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Restrictive Practices and Behaviour Support) Rules 2018. They also describe what the Commissioner will generally take into account in considering whether a person is an ‘NDIS behaviour support practitioner’.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Registered NDIS Provider Notice of Changes and Events) Guidelines 2019 provide detail on matters that the Commissioner will take into account in assessing compliance by registered NDIS providers with the conditions of registration contained in sections 13 and 13A of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Complaints Management and Resolution) Rules 2018 require the Commission and NDIS providers to have proper regard to procedural fairness requirements in managing complaints. These Procedural Fairness Guidelines explain the principles and approach to procedural fairness that is proportionate and appropriate to the issues being raised in a complaint.

The Approved Quality Auditor Scheme provides the framework for auditing of registered NDIS providers, including the approval process for approved quality auditors who will conduct the audits. 

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (Quality Indicators) Guidelines 2018 provide the detailed indicators for each of the NDIS Practice Standards. They should be read alongside the National Disability Insurance Scheme (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018.

Policies

We will add important documents and links as they become available, including our corporate policies.

Other information

The Resources page has other useful information, including fact sheets.