Worker Screening (self-managed participants)
The NDIS Worker Screening Check is now live nationally. If you are a self-managed participant, you are able to ask workers providing NDIS supports and services to you to demonstrate they have a clearance, or to ask them to obtain a clearance by undergoing an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
If you have a representative or nominee who assists you to self-manage your plan, they can request that a worker delivering NDIS supports and services to you undergo an NDIS Worker Screening Check and confirm if the worker has a clearance.
If your plan is self-managed and you use supports and services from unregistered NDIS providers, the provider (if an individual) or their workers are not required to have undergone an NDIS Worker Screening Check. However, if they have not had an NDIS Worker Screening Check they may not have had a criminal history check. You can ask an individual who is an unregistered NDIS provider and workers who provide your supports and services to have an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
You can also ask workers to demonstrate that they have an alternative check or clearance that meets the requirements in the transitional and special arrangements that apply in the state or territory where you live.