Do I have to pay for both NDIS Worker Screening and Working with Children Check?
No. However, there is a process involved in having the fee waived or refunded.
For workers in Victoria, if you currently have a NDIS Workers Clearance and not a WWCC:
- Under section 54(3) of the Victorian Worker Screening Act 2020 (the Act), a person who applies for a Working with Children (WWC) Check and who holds an NDIS Clearance at the time of application is not required to pay their WWC application fee.
- To be eligible to apply for a WWC Check without paying a fee, applicants for a WWC Check must hold an NDIS Clearance and that NDIS Clearance must not have been revoked, suspended or expired.
- Workers can request the WWC Check fee be waived or refunded, provided they held a NDIS Clearance at the time of application for WWC Check.
If requesting a fee waiver the worker will need to contact the WWC Unit and request a fee waiver, they will then be sent a WWC manual application form.
If you have already applied and paid for the WWCC:
- If a worker has since received their NDIS Clearance applied and paid for their WWC Check online, they will need to request a WWC Check Fee Refund form from the WWC Unit.
Other similar programs exist in other states, please stay tuned as we update this page with more information. In the meantime, you may be able to find this information by using the state or territory links at the top of this page.