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5 NDIS worker screening

Each State and Territory is responsible for undertaking the screening of people for the purpose of issuing NDIS worker check clearances. The scheme for screening workers is similar to the schemes applying in other jurisdictions and it is necessary for the legislation to satisfy a variety of intergovernmental requirements. An essential aspect of the scheme is to assess whether a person who has applied for a clearance poses a risk of harm to people with disability.


  1. Have you encountered a situation where the processes in the Act associated with NDIS worker screening could be improved (without compromising the principles that underpin the scheme)? Any changes would need to be consistent with relevant national agreements. Should the Act say something more about the processes associated with the development and review of disability access and inclusion plans?

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12 Aug 2020
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