The below information comes from the Victorian Government Department of Justice and Community Safety
NDIS workers who were screened by their employer under Victoria's Safety Screening Policy prior to 1 February 2021, but who do not have a Working with Children Check (WWCC), will have a further six months to apply for an NDIS Check. Formal communication will be issued by the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission shortly.
The transitional arrangements that apply to you will depend on which safety screening checks you had through your organisation before 1 February 2021:
View the Safety Screening Policy on the Victorian NDIS Quality and Safeguards webpage.
Please note that NDIS Screening Checks are different and seperate to the VDWC Disability Worker Registration. At this stage, the Victorian registration is optional. We strongly encourage members to apply for registration, especially as it's free for the first year.
Learn about VDWC Registration on their website.
NDIS Screening Check: Federal requirement, managed through Victorian Government. Mandatory, with varying deadlines for workers in different situations.
VDWC Registration: Victoria only. Optional, but highly encouraged