From 1 February, 2021, the NDIS Workers Screening Check (WSC) was introduced as part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality & Safeguard Framework. This is a national approach to how workers are screened for risk-assessed roles.
There are transitional arrangements in place before a worker will be required to get an NDIS WSC. In Victoria, these arrangements are:
Workers who hold a valid police check and Disability Worker Exclusion Scheme (DWES) Check have until 31 July, 2021to get a to get WSC Clearance.
Workers who hold a valid police check, DWES Check and Working with Children (WWC) Clearance have until their WWC Clearance expires to get an NDIS WSC Clearance.
Workers who meet the transitional arrangements for providing Early Intervention Supports for Early Childhood (ECIS) and community mental health services in Part B of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Safety Screening Policy for registered NDIS providers operating in Victoria, have until 31 July 2021 to get an NDIS WSC Clearance. If they have a WWC Clearance, they will have until it expires to get an NDIS WSC Clearance.
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