Aged care legislation now recognises NDIS worker screening

Aged care legislation has changed to recognise National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) worker screening clearances. This makes it easier for aged care providers and workers (staff and volunteers) that support NDIS participants.

Date published:
Subscriber announcement
Health sector

Further information on the changes are available online, including fact sheets on how the changes affect:

  • aged care providers that are also registered NDIS providers
  • aged care providers that are not registered NDIS providers
  • aged care workers.

These changes are a first step to streamline worker screening. The 2021–22 Budget measure ‘National Care and Support Worker Regulation’ will seek to align worker screening regulation across the aged care, disability and veterans' care sectors.