The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Quality and Safeguarding Framework starts on 1 July 2019.
The NDIS Commission is working with state and territory Governments to ensure nationally consistent worker screening for people who want to work, or are currently working with people with disability in the NDIS.
In Tasmania we refer to Worker Screening as a Registration to Work with Vulnerable People.
NDIS Worker Screening aims to reduce the risk of harm to people with disability.
A screened worker will be able to deliver services and supports:
- in any state or territory, or
- to any employer delivering services and supports under the NDIS.
Each state and territory has developed their own transitional arrangements and registration requirements.
NDIS Transitional Arrangements in Tasmania
The NDIS will recognise current RWVP Registrations for child-related activities until they expire.
From 1 July 2019, NDIS Providers and their employees who do not have a current Registration to Work With Vulnerable People (RWVP) in child-related activities must apply online.
The Registration to Work with Vulnerable People Act 2013 is being amended to allow for NDIS registration.
Further information on the NDIS Framework, their Rules or NDIS worker screening policy is available through their website at www.ndis.gov.au