Why NDIS Code of Conduct Training is Important
Since the Code of Conduct of the NDIS aims to make sure that all participants in the scheme receive high quality support and services, and are kept safe, it is not optional. All providers have to ensure their workers conform to the code and there are serious penalties if they fail to do so.
Minor breaches of the code may result in a warning and a requirement for those involved to undertake NDIS Code of Conduct training. Breaches that are more serious can be punished by workers and possibly the NDIS provider being banned from involvement in the sector, by being de-registered or even by civil penalties being pursued in court. Breaking the law when treating a participant can also lead to criminal charges.
Anyone is entitled to complain if they believe there are breaches of the Code of Conduct. These complaints may be made to the NDIS provider or to the NDIS Commission, so there is every possibility that misconduct will have serious consequences and you can’t afford to take any risks.
You have to ensure that all employees are made aware of the requirements of the Code of Conduct and adhere fully to the guidelines. At PROVIDERplus, we can provide the necessary NDIS Code of Conduct training for all employees, so they know exactly how to act. This can make sure you continue as a successful NDIS provider rather than being prevented from acting and suffering other penalties.