Applications for registration will open to Victorian disability workers on 1 July 2021. Registration is voluntary and will increase the level of safety across the entire disability community. It will create greater trust and confidence in the profession because only suitable and competent workers will be registered.
Information on the requirements of registration, the registration process, how to register is available in the red box links below.
For people with disability, families and carers
Voluntary registration of Victorian disability workers forms part of the Victorian Government's "zero tolerance" approach to abuse of people with disability.
Registered workers will have been assessed to be safe, skilled and competent professionals - no matter what service provider they work for, where they advertise their services or how their services are funded.
For disability workers
Voluntary registration will lift the standard of disability services in Victoria. By registering, you can show your clients that you are a safe, skilled and competent professional.
It will be simpler to qualify for registration during the first year to allow existing disability workers with the relevant skills and experience to be able to register.
For disability service providers
There are different standards in place to make sure disability workers are safe and professional, but not every disability worker is covered by these rules. Voluntary registration will create greater trust and confidence in the profession by ensuring registered workers have been independently assessed.
Service providers and employers can take confidence in recruiting registered workers knowing they have been assessed to be safe, skilled and competent professionals.
For Frequently Asked Questions about registration please click here.