NDIS Worker Screening Check
New background screening check released Feb 2021
Five Good Friends is a proud registered provider of NDIS services. To match you with Members living with disability and funded by the NDIS, you need to have an approved Disability Background Screening check.
In February 2021 a new National NDIS Worker Screening Check was released by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as part of a national approach to worker criminal history screening. There are temporary arrangements in place for each state whereby the previous state based checks are accepted during a transitional period. You can confirm here what the arrangements are in your state or check with the Helper Team on 07 3532 0796.
Applying for the new NDIS Worker Screening Check
You are only required to apply for the new check if:
- You are matched with an NDIS Member and do not have the new check or one of the checks accepted under the transistional arrangements.
- Your existing check which is acceptable under the transitional arrangements is due to expire.
- You do not have an acceptable check under current arrangements and are interested in working with NDIS funded Members. Having this check will open up opportunities for more Member matches.
You can apply through the relevant state website:
You will be asked to link your application to a provider, you should be able to search Five Good Friends by name. If required to enter the Employer ID, please enter 4-3LLO-661.
If you already have the NDIS Worker Screening Check, or a suitable check under the transitional arrangements, and have not previously provided this to FGF please email email@example.com. We will be able to offer you more opportunities for Member matches!
What is the NDIS?
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is how Australians under the age of 65 living with disability receive the supports they need. It is a lifelong approach that gives people with disability choice and control so they can make their own decisions about their life and helps them reach their goals.
NDIS Orientation Certificate
If you are interested in being matched with NDIS funded Members it is also a mandatory industry requirement that you complete an NDIS Orientation Certificate. The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission launched a free online short course to assist all workers in the disability sector to better support people with disability. It takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Details available here.
Please contact the Helper Team on 07 3532 0796 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.