Introduction

The Victorian Government is developing regulations to support commencement of the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme on 1 July 2020. We would like your feedback on the following proposed regulations:

  • A Code of Conduct for unregistered disability workers.
  • Prescribed offences to enable the Victorian Disability Worker Commission and Commissioner to take action against an unregistered disability worker who has committed a prescribed offence.
  • Other matters that are important to be in place at the commencement of the Scheme.

Please review the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme proposed regulations consultation paper prior to providing your responses. Please remember to also complete the survey about the related registration standards consultation paper, which includes a proposed guideline to require registered disability workers to comply with the code of conduct.

This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your contribution.

About you

Please note the below demographic questions are voluntary. The information will be used to ensure a broad range of stakeholders have been consulted about the regulations for the Disability Worker Regulation Scheme.

Which of the following best describes you:

Proposed regulations survey

Code of Conduct

1. Do you agree with the recommendation to adopt the NDIS Code of Conduct as the Code of Conduct that Victorian unregistered disability workers must comply with?
2. Are there any changes from the NDIS Code of Conduct you think need to be made to ensure safeguards in Victoria are not reduced?

Prescribed offences

5. Do you agree with the proposed approach to align prescribed offences under the Scheme with NDIS worker screening?

Other regulations

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Collection statement

The Department of Health and Human Services (the department) is committed to protecting your privacy. The department collects and handles personal information in this consultation on proposed disability worker regulation scheme regulations and standards for the purposes of asking consultation participants to answer survey questions and/or provide written submissions about the consultation. All submissions are voluntary and you are free not to submit some or all of the information we ask for.

When you make your submission you can choose to provide your name and contact details (but you do not need to do so, and can make an anonymous submission). The department may use these details to identify your submission, discuss it with you, and to enable you to access it or make a correction. In order to collect consultation feedback on the proposed regulations and standards, the department may share your personal information with external parties such as the Disability Worker Commission. All submissions may be subject to Freedom of Information and other laws.

The department will not publish your contact details. Those details will only be used for this consultation. The department will take reasonable steps to remove personally identifying information from submissions before it publishes any of their contents, and the department will always remove contact information such as email or address details before publishing any part of a submission.

For more information on the department's privacy collection, please refer to the department's privacy policy, available on our website at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/publications/privacy-p...

You may access your information that you provide to the department, but this will not be possible if your submission is anonymous. The department can be contacted on 1300 650 172 or you may contact the department's FOI unit at FOI@dhhs.vic.gov.au