As an independent (ABN) Support Worker, you’ll need an NDIS Worker Screening Check if:
- Your Client requests it before starting support services; or,
- You’re providing services to a Registered NDIS Provider.
Get Your NDIS Worker Screening Check
If you’re a Sole Trader Support Worker, here’s how to get an NDIS Screening Check:
1. Apply for access to the NDIS Worker Screening Database.
2. Once you’ve received access and an Employer ID is provided, you can apply for NDIS Worker Screening Check in your respective state - when you get to the stage of adding Employer ID, you must add your own Employer ID number.
3. You may choose to include your Working With Children Check as part of your Worker Screening Check, so both are issued together with the same validity dates).
4. You will receive an email asking you to access the Worker Screening Database to verify yourself as an employee of your own business.
Note - The Worker Screening Check application process can not proceed until this step has been taken.
5. Once approved by the Worker Screening Unit, you will receive your NDIS Worker Screening Clearance via email and/or post.
6. You can then link to a Provider or Participant who is hiring or booking you. You can also then update your Kynd Support Worker Profile to show you already have your Worker Screening Check.
Note - A Support Worker can be verified by multiple providers and even self-managed Participants.
What Is The NDIS Worker Screening Check?
The Worker Screening Check was introduced on 1 February 2021 and is an assessment of whether a person who works, or seeks to work, with people with a disability poses a risk to them. It determines whether a person is cleared or excluded from working in risk-assessed roles with people with disability.
How Long Does The NDIS Worker Screening Check Take?
The Worker Screening Clearance typically only takes a few days to process. However, there can always be delays in applications, whether it’s due to additional system checks or assessments. The NDIS Worker Screening Clearance is a more robust check than a National Police Check, so processing times may vary.
How Long Is The NDIS Worker Screening Clearance Valid?
NDIS Worker Screening clearances expire every five years.
Workers with an NDIS Worker Screening Clearance are subject to ongoing monitoring. This means your NDIS Worker Screening Clearance status can be reassessed if the Worker Screening Unit (WSU) or the NDIS Commission receives new or updated information that suggests you pose a risk to people with disability.