The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission is an independent government body that will work to improve the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services, and strengthen the skills and knowledge of workers, providers and participants across Australia.
The NDIS Commission is now operating in New South Wales and South Australia, and will begin working in:
- the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, Queensland, Tasmania, and Victoria on 1 July 2019
- Western Australia on 1 July 2020.
Who is a worker?
Under the NDIS 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 NDIS Commission means for workers
Workers will need to understand and comply with the NDIS Code of Conduct, which outlines the expected behaviour of workers, reportable incident requirements, and any additional competencies required for their role.
These obligations are explained in the Worker Orientation Module ‘Quality, Safety and You’, a 90-minute interactive online course that is now available to assist NDIS workers to better support people with disability.
This free short course helps workers to understand:
- What the NDIS is and why we need it
- The role of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
- Worker’s responsibilities under the Code of Conduct
- Worker’s roles in supporting people with disability to achieve the vision of the NDIS.
Depending on the type of role or job you have, you might need to have an NDIS Worker Screening Check.