Overview

NDIS worker screening is starting in Victoria on 1 February 2021.

The Worker Screening Bill 2020 will see NDIS workers, operating in a risk assessed role, undergo a check. The check will help protect people with disability from harm.

The new Bill will also replace the Working with Children Act 2005. It will provide one framework for conducting checks on both NDIS workers and people who work with children.

We encourage you to have your say on the proposed Regulations and their impact on the NDIS sector. We are asking you in particular about the fees for services provided under the Bill.

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Privacy collection notice

The purpose of this online engagement is to consult with the public on a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the proposed Regulations contained in the Worker Screening Regulations 2020. These Regulations will exist under the Worker Screening Act 2020 when it comes into operation, the purpose of which is to assist in protecting vulnerable persons from harm by ensuring that people who work with, or care for them, are subject to a screening process.

The consultation is being conducted by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.

As part of the consultation, the department is required to publish the RIS and invite public comments or submissions for a minimum of 28 days. This is required under the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994 and the Victorian Guide to Regulation.

The department is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide in your comment or submission will be considered by the department in providing advice to the Attorney-General of Victoria to finalise the proposed Regulations.

To ensure a transparent process, comments and submissions will be published under your name, occupation and, where relevant, your organisation’s name on the Engage Victoria platform. Your email, home or business address will not be published. Comments and submissions will also be provided to the Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee (SARC) of Parliament after the Regulations are made, in accordance with the requirements of the Subordinate Legislation Act 1994.

Contact information may be used to contact people about their submissions or provide with updates on the new regulations.

If you wish to make an anonymous submission you can do so, or do not wish to provide your personal information you do not have to. However, please note, that if you do make an anonymous submission, we will not be able to identify your comment or submission if you later wish to access it or require technical support.

Comments or submissions which consist of allegations or complaints against individuals and are not comments on the proposed Regulations and RIS, will not be published. In these instances, the complaint will be referred for assessment and advice to the relevant area within the Department of Justice and Community Safety if appropriate. You may access the information you have provided to the department for this consultation by contacting NDISworkerscreening@justice.vic.gov.au