The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is a new independent agency established to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services.
The Commission will later begin working in:
- the Australian Capital Territory, Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and Victoria on 1 July 2019
- Western Australia on 1 July 2020.
What is a Worker
Under the Commission, a worker is anyone who is employed or otherwise engaged to provide NDIS supports and services to people with disability. Workers can be paid or unpaid, and can be people who are self-employed, employees, contractors, consultants, and volunteers.
What the Commission means for Workers
Workers will need to understand the NDIS Code of Conduct, expected behaviour, reportable incident requirements, and any additional competencies required for their role.
Depending on the type of role or job you have, you might need to have an NDIS Worker Screening Check.