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 will apply to all disability workers in Victoria. It 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). Registration will be voluntary for disability workers and the conduct of registered workers will be regulated. Unregistered workers will be required to abide by a Code of Conduct.
The regulation commences on 1 July 2020. After that time, the Commission can receive complaints about any registered or unregistered disability worker in Victoria, and applications for disability worker registration will open.