Request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database

The NDIS Worker Screening Database is an important tool that enables providers, self-managed and plan-managed participants to stay informed about the screening status of workers they employ, or otherwise engage, to provide NDIS supports and services. Unregistered NDIS providers, self-managed and plan-managed participants need to request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database.

Please note that this is not an application for an NDIS Worker Screening Check. To apply for an NDIS Worker Screening Check visit the state or territory government agency in the jurisdiction that you live or intend to work in - https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/providers/worker-screening#how.

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Who can request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database?

Unregistered NDIS providers and NDIS participants who either self-manage their NDIS plan or are plan managed 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 and plan-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.

NDIS providers that are registered or have at some point been registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (e.g. providers that are ‘expired’) will automatically have access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database and can log in via the NDIS Commission Portal. Registered NDIS providers are required, as a condition of their registration, to ensure their workers have a NDIS Worker Screening Check clearance if they are engaged in certain roles (called ‘risk assessed role’).

If you have applied to become a registered NDIS provider and require access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database, do not complete this form. Email us at nwsd@ndiscommission.gov.au for assistance.

Find out more detailed information for registered NDIS providers about accessing and using the NDIS Worker Screening Database.

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 to assessment by a state or territory worker screening unit.
  • 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; and
    • 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, self-managed and/or plan-managed participant to verify that they currently (or intend to) employ or otherwise engage the worker to deliver NDIS-funded supports and services.

By accessing the NDIS Worker Screening Database, registered and unregistered NDIS providers, and self-managed and plan-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. Unregistered providers and self or plan-managed participants who employ screened workers can apply for access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database via the Applications Portal.

2. Ensure you have a PRODA account, or register for one (you will need this to access the NDIS Worker Screening Database).

  1. Please ensure that the primary key contact email address you use matches the email address you use to register for PRODA. You can change your key contact email address once your access is finalised – refer to the Quick Reference Guide about updating email preferences.

3. Complete the form via the Applications Portal to request access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database.

  1. If you have applied to become a registered NDIS provider and require access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database, do not complete this form. Email us at nwsd@ndiscommission.gov.au for assistance.
  2. You will be asked to provide a business address on the form. The address provided will be visible to employees who are seeking access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database on behalf of an organisation.  Please enter a postal address, or suburb and state only, if you do not have a business address.

4. Your request for access will be reviewed.
5. 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.

NOTE - If you made an application for access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database prior to 14 March 2021, to access your form select the ‘Online Application Form’ button below and then:

  • select the link ‘Resume a saved form’ in the left navigation
  • enter your unique reference number. This reference number can be found in the ‘Form saved – Register for Worker Screening’ confirmation email, sent to the email address you’ve provided. 

Any forms not submitted by 7:00pm on 31 March 2022, will be deleted.

Online Application Form