Am I eligible?

Find out today what you need to become an NDIS Registered Provider.

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The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (or NDIS Commission for short) is dedicated to ensuring that only the most suitable, honest and trustworthy people become NDIS providers. They were put in place to improve and protect the quality and safety of NDIS supports and services. A major step to ensure safety of supports and suitability of NDIS registered providers is that an individual or company who wishes to become an NDIS provider, must meet pre-determined suitability criteria. Here we will outline the criteria that the NDIS Commission have put in place.

Right to work and visas

To become Registered, you need to have the right to work and live in Australia. If you are a citizen or permanent resident of Australia, then you will automatically meet this criteria. If you are not a resident of Australia, and you are visiting the country for study or travel purposes then you may need to check your visa restrictions and consider if registering a business is something that your visa limitations permit. You can also visit the Australian Business Government website to find out more about visa restrictions.

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Qualifications and becoming registered

Some of the services that can be provided within the NDIS registration groups that you may wish to apply for, will require a specific qualification or even accreditation with a regulatory board such as AHPRA or a professional body (such as the ACA or PACFA if you are a counsellor, for example). If you are unsure about whether the services you wish to provide have any pre-required qualifications or other registrations, book in a call with our expert team today.

NDIS Workers Screening Check

A Workers Screening Check is recommended and here at Healthcare Consulting, we can guide you on how to apply as an unregistered provider.

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Suitability Criteria

If you and all of your key personnel (i.e. board members and senior managers of your organisation) meet the following criteria, you may be eligible to apply for NDIS Registration:

  • None of you, or any of your key personnel have ever been convicted of an indictable offence.
  • None of you, or any of your key personnel have been an insolvent under administration or a Chapter 5 body corporate (within the meaning of the Corporations Act 2001).
  • You have not been the subject of adverse findings or enforcement action.
  • You have not been disqualified from managing corporations under Part 2D.6 of the Corporations Act 2001.
  • None of you, or any of your key personnel have been the subject of adverse findings or enforcement action by a Department of, or an authority or other body established for a public purpose by, the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory.
  • None of you, or any of your key personnel has been the subject of any findings or judgment in relation to fraud, misrepresentation or dishonesty.

Minor offences and bankruptcy

If you have previously been indicted of a minor offence or have previously been bankrupt where that bankruptcy is now discharged, you will in many cases still meet the above eligibility criteria. If you think this may apply to you, you can speak with our expert consultants to get more clarification on your eligibility.

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