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Victorian deadline for NDIS Check applications to be extended

Workers currently meeting Victorian transitional requirements will now have until 31 January to apply for their NDIS Check.
Workers who have not applied for an NDIS check by 31 Jan 2022 will not be able to continue in a risk assessed role.

This extension will mean that workers who do not have a Working with Children Check (WWCC) but have a DWES Check and a Police Check will now have until 31 January 2022 to apply for an NDIS Check. These workers will not be able to continue in a risk assessed role after this new deadline if they have not applied for a check.

National Disability Services advocated strongly for an extension to the previous deadline given the significant obstacles to application posed by technological issues, COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, and delays with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Workers with a WWCC do not need an NDIS Check until their WWCC expires.

About the NDIS Worker Screening Check

NDIS-registered providers work with some of the most vulnerable members of our community. The NDIS Worker Screening Check is a background check designhed to assess a person's suitability to work with people with a disability. Each state and territory in Australia is responsible for its own NDIS worker screening though its state or territory's NDIS Worker Screening Unit.