Why we need an NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission

The NDIS represents a fundamental change to the way people with disability are supported in their everyday lives. This change requires the right systems and protections to be in place to oversee NDIS services and supports.

When the NDIS was launched, governments agreed that a nationally consistent approach to quality and safeguards would be a critical component of the scheme. The NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework was developed to achieve this. The framework is designed to promote high quality supports and safe environments for all NDIS participants.

The NDIS Commission brings together various quality and safeguards functions under a single agency for the first time, with a suite of education and regulatory powers that will apply across Australia. This will improve consistency in regulation and registration for providers in different states and territories.