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NDIS Worker Screening Check in WA

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The NDIS Worker Screening Check (NDIS Check) was introduced on 1 February 2021 across Australia. The NDIS Check assessment will be undertaken by Worker Screening Units in each state and territory and be recognised nationally. In Western Australia, the NDIS Worker Screening Unit within the Department of Communities will undertake the NDIS Check.

Transitional and phasing in arrangements in WA allow providers and existing employees time to meet new requirements. Most workers won't need to apply immediately but employees who are new to NDIS work as of 1 February 2021 should apply for an NDIS Check as soon as their employment is confirmed. More details are available in the NDIS Check Transition Period, Phasing in factsheet [PDF].

The online application can be initiated via DoTDirect and applicants will need to attend a DoT Service Centre to complete the application process.

Information about how to apply, how much it will cost and when to apply can be found on the Applying for an NDIS Check webpage and NDIS Check resources webpage

Due to the current lockdown measures, the NDIS Worker Screening Unit call centre will not be operational this week. Members are advised to email with any queries.

The Minister for Disability Services, the Hon Stephen Dawson MLC says the NDIS Check will become an important tool to protect NDIS participants and prevent harm.

"People with disability have the right to be provided with safe and quality supports and services," he said.

"I am pleased to see a consistent national approach to worker screening processes for NDIS workers coming into place."

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Jacquie Daisley, Program Manager ‑ WA Workforce, 08 9208 9853, submit enquiry/feedback