Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Who undergoes criminal history screening?

People who work or volunteer for providers funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, or for an NDIS registered provider, including sole traders, generally need to undergo criminal history screening

For providers funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Require a Yellow Card:

  • employees
  • volunteers
  • students on work experience
  • people engaged to deliver services under a contract
  • executive officers, and
  • members of a board, management committee or other governing body.

Do not require a Yellow Card:

  • people with disability who are clients of the provider
  • tradespeople who are not employees
  • relatives of a person with a disability who provide volunteer care for their relative
  • people engaged to work outside the hours the disability services are provided
  • people providing providing disability services only to children - these people are to be screened under the Blue Card system
  • health practitioners registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) - if their engagement with the provider relates to their role as a health professional.

For NDIS Registered Providers

To identify who needs to undergo criminial history screening, including which roles and jobs may require screening, refer to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission worker screening assessment tool.