Victoria’s Disability Worker Regulation Scheme, established under the Disability Service Safeguards Act 2018 (the Act), includes voluntary registration for Victorian disability workers.
Disability workers that are registered have been deemed suitable by the independent Disability Worker Registration Board of Victoria (the Board). The Board regulates registered disability workers and can also set fees for and associated with registration. The Victorian Disability Worker Commissioner regulates unregistered disability workers.
The Board is also responsible for setting standards for registration. The Board applies standards to assess whether an individual is suitable for registration because they can demonstrate they can practice competently and safely.
The Board has set three registration standards – competency in English, criminal history and continuing professional development. These will remain for the next registration period, from 1 October 2022 to 30 September 2023.
Competency in English
Applicants will be required to declare in their registration application whether or not they are competent in speaking, reading, writing or otherwise communicating in the English language.
Applicants will be asked if they have plead or been found guilty of, been charged with or convicted of any offence(s) in Victoria or elsewhere.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
All registered workers will be asked to make a declaration that they have completed 10 hours of relevant CPD when they apply to renew their registration in 2023.
For more information about CPD, including guidance and fact sheets, please click the Continuing Professional Development red box below.
There is no fee to apply to register or to renew registration for the 2022-2023 registration period.
Please see below for other fees set by the Board for the 2022-2023 registration period.
|Application to register||$0.00|
|Health/medical examination or assessment||$0.00|
|Endorsement of registration||$0.00|
|Renewal of registration||$0.00|
|Late renewal of registration||$0.00|
|Extract of the register of disability workers||$0.00|
|Copy of the register of disability workers||$0.00|