Worker Screening (self-managed participants)
If you are a self-managed participant, you will be able to ask workers providing NDIS supports and services to demonstrate they have an NDIS Worker Screening Check, or to request the worker undergo an NDIS Worker Screening Check. If family members or other parties are overseeing your self-management, they can request a worker delivering NDIS supports and services to undergo an NDIS Worker Screening Check, and to check the worker’s clearance.
If you are self-managed and using unregistered providers, it is not mandatory for your unregistered providers and/or their staff to have an NDIS Worker Screening Check. You should be aware however that workers without a NDIS Worker Screening Check or an interim clearance may not have had a criminal history check. You can request unregistered providers and workers who are providing NDIS services and supports to you to have an NDIS Worker Screening Check.
NDIS Worker Screening Database
The NDIS Commission has in place a NDIS Worker Screening Database to support the NDIS Worker Screening Check.
The NDIS Worker Screening Database is only available to unregistered providers and self-managed participants that have requested access with the NDIS Commission.
The database will:
- have a register of cleared and excluded workers from all states and territories to enable national portability of clearances
- support national ongoing monitoring of the criminal history records of workers with clearances
- mean NDIS providers across the country can go to one place to sponsor applications and verify the clearances of prospective workers, without needing to contact individual states and territories' worker screening units
The NDIS Worker Screening Database will commence operation as the NDIS Worker Screening Check is rolled out in each state and territory. Information about how to access and use the NDIS Worker Screening Database will be available closer to release.
Further information about NDIS Worker Screening is available on our Worker Screening overview page.