Request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database

The NDIS Worker Screening Database is an important tool that enables providers and self-managed participants to stay informed about the screening status of workers providing NDIS supports and services. Unregistered NDIS providers and self-managed participants need to request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database.

This page contains information about:

Who can request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database?

Unregistered NDIS providers and NDIS participants who self-manage their NDIS plan can request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database.

Unregistered NDIS providers can decide whether to require the workers that they employ or otherwise engage to obtain a clearance.

Self-managed NDIS participants can also individually decide if they require workers of unregistered NDIS providers or other individuals who provide supports and services to them to undertake a NDIS Worker Screening Check.

Registered NDIS providers will automatically have access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database and can log in via the NDIS Commission Portal. They are required to ensure their workers have a NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance if they are engaged in certain roles (called ‘risk assessed role’).

Why should I request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database?

By requesting access you will be able to use the NDIS Worker Screening Database to:

  • Help progress a worker’s application for the NDIS Worker Screening Check: The database asks you to verify that a worker is, or intends to begin, working for you. Once you have done this, the worker’s NDIS Worker Screening Check will then progress.
  • Stay informed about the screening status of workers: The database will link workers to you or your organisation so that you can:
    • view their current NDIS Worker Screening Check status and eligibility to work in roles that require a NDIS Worker Screening Check
    • receive email updates on changes to their NDIS Worker Screening Check status.

Your role in the NDIS Worker Screening Check application process

A worker applying for the NDIS Worker Screening Check must nominate an NDIS provider or self-managed participant to verify that they currently (or intend to) employ or otherwise engage the worker to deliver NDIS supports and services.

By accessing the NDIS Worker Screening Database, registered and unregistered NDIS providers and self-managed participants will be able to verify a worker’s application for an NDIS Worker Screening Check. Once a worker’s application is verified it will progress for screening.

If a worker’s application is not verified, the worker will not be screened and their application may be cancelled.

How to request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database

  1. Complete the form to request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database.
  2. Your request for access will be reviewed.
  3. You will receive an email with an outcome. If your application is approved, you will receive instructions on how to login to the NDIS Worker Screening Database.
  4. Ensure you have a PRODA account, or register for one using the details in your access approval email (you will need this to access the NDIS Worker Screening Database).

Online Application Form