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Social Services Regulation Reform upcoming information session

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What you need to know

  • The Victorian Government is changing the way that Victorian social services providers are regulated
  • Services that provide disability supports to people with non-NDIS funding, including TAC-funded and Workcover funded participants, will fall under the scope of the new regulator
  • The Victorian Government is running an information session on Tuesday, 14 June to increase understanding of the scheme and flag upcoming consultations on the new rules

The Victorian Government is reforming the way that social services are regulated through the introduction of new Social Services Standards and the development of a new independent regulatory body to oversee them.

NDS understands that organisations that provide supports to people with disabilities who are not funded by the NDIS are likely to fall within the scope of the new regulatory framework. This would include disability services who provide supports to TAC and Workcover-funded clients.

NDS is advocating for formal recognition of the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Standards within the new framework, and for the Department to consider the interaction between the new Victorian Worker and Carer Exclusion Scheme and current NDIS Worker Screening Checks.

We continue to welcome member feedback on this initiative to inform our ongoing advocacy on the new regulation.

The Victorian Government is running an information session designed to increase understanding of the scheme and inform the sector of upcoming opportunities to provide feedback on the new rules.

The session will feature an update on the reform project since the passing of the legislation in September 2021, an introduction to regulation and the role of the regulator, an overview of the scope and impacts of the regulation, and timelines around next steps.

Disability services that provide supports to any non-NDIS funded participants and who are likely to fall under the scope of the new scheme are encouraged to attend.

Event Details:

Event Name: Social Services Regulation Reform Information Session
Date: Tuesday 14 June 2022
Time: 1pm – 3pm AEST
Location: Via Microsoft Teams
Register Here

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Clare Hambly, Policy and Projects Officer, Quality and Safeguarding, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number