Disability worker screening

Nationally consistent worker screening commenced in Queensland on 1 February 2021, improving safeguards for people receiving disability supports and services.

All newly engaged workers will need a disability worker screening check if they are engaged by an NDIS registered provider in a risk assessed role, or a state-funded provider delivering disability supports or services.

It is your employer's responsibility to know whether you need a worker screening card for the type of work you will be doing.

A 'no card, no start' approach is in place meaning people working for providers in risk-assessed roles must have a clearance before they start providing services. This will ensure that people with concerning histories cannot work until they are assessed.

Queensland also continues to provide robust state screening for State delivered or funded disability services that are provided outside the NDIS.

An automated online system makes the application processes simple and easy. People who need both a disability worker screening check and a working with children check can now make a single, combined online application for both.

An eligibility calculator tool is available on the worker screening website to help employers and workers determine their screening requirements.

Applicants can apply online via the Worker Screening website.