NDIS Worker Screening Check in WA
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.
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."