The Disability Worker Regulation Scheme (the Scheme) was established by the Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018 (Vic), and involves the regulation of registered and unregistered disability workers in Victoria.
The Scheme applies to all disability workers in Victoria and is administered by two independent, statutory bodies: the Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria and the Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner. Both supported by the Victorian Disability Worker Commission (the Commission).
The Scheme includes:
- A Code of Conduct that disability workers must comply with, regardless of how they are funded.
- Mandatory notifications, for providers and workers to report concerns that a disability worker may be putting the safety of a person with disability at risk.
- An independent complaints service, with power to investigate the conduct of disability workers.
- Voluntary registration, which involves the Board setting registration standards for registered Victorian disability workers and registering Victorian disability workers.