Forms

From 1 July 2019, Yellow Card system fees will increase as per the annual indexation rate for fees and charges.

Applications may take up to 28 business days to finalise, and in some circumstances longer.

Paid employees can start work once an application has been submitted, with appropriate safeguards in place.

The Disability Services Act 2006 outlines the criminal history screening requirements for people who work for a provided funded by the Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors, or for an NDIS registered provider, including sole traders.

It is an offence for a disqualified person to sign an application for a Yellow Card (as an engaged person) or to apply for, or start or continue, in regulated engagement. A list of disqualifying offences is available in the Disability Services Act 2006 and in the Information Sheet: Criminal history screening under the Disability Services Act 2006: who is a disqualified person (PDF, 426 KB) Criminal history screening under the Disability Services Act 2006: who is a disqualified person (DOC, 690 KB) Criminal history screening under the Disability Services Act 2006: who is a disqualified person (DOCX, 89 KB). If you are considered a disqualified person under the Disability Services Act and prohibited from signing an application for a Yellow Card, you may, in some circumstances, make an application for an eligibility declaration that you are not a disqualified person and if approved, you may then apply for a yellow card.

In order to carry out the screening process, the department will collect information through a range of forms.

For further information in relation to forms for particular employment types, please refer to the Information Sheet: Screening scenarios for persons engaged in disability services (PDF, 460 KB) Information Sheet: Screening scenarios for persons engaged in disability services (DOC, 386 KB).

For service providers:

These forms are for service providers to complete on behalf of the applicant.

For sole traders:

Sole traders who are NDIS registered are required to undergo criminal history screening to deliver prescribed disability services to NDIS participants.

These forms are for sole traders proposing to start or continue to deliver services for people with disability under the Disability Services Act 2006 section 52.

Apply online

Sole traders can now lodge an application directly online using our streamlined Yellow Card Online portal for sole traders.

How to get started:

  1. Commence your online application.
  2. You’ll be asked to tell us a little about yourself so we can create an account for you, then you’ll receive a unique email link from Yellow Card Online so you can complete the rest of your application securely.
  3. As part of your online application you will need to:
    • Have a Justice of the Peace witness and sign your identity documents. An auto-populated Justice of the Peace Certification form will be available for you in the portal. You will be required to download this form and attach the signed copy back into the portal.
    • Attach a copy of your NDIS Registration Certificate or receipt of registration application (if still in progress).
    • Attach a copy of your payment receipt for the prescribed fee (if applicable).

Note: Once you commence your application you’ll be able to save and pick up where you left off as many times as you like within 10 days of starting the application.

Apply by paper form

For Yellow Card holders and applicants:

These forms are supporting forms for Yellow Card holders and applicants.

Expansion of disqualifying and serious offences

The range of disqualifying and serious offences has been expanded and there is a new framework for dealing with charges and convictions for a serious offence. More information on the new framework is available in the Disability Services Act 2006.

NDIS worker screening requirements 

Under NDIS quality and safeguards, NDIS registered providers and sole traders need to consider a wider range of roles and jobs that may require worker screening. It's important that NDIS providers understand how to assess which roles and jobs require screening. More information is available on the NDIS Commission website.

Anyone already working in a role or job that now requires worker screening, can continue but must lodge an application for a Yellow Card by the end of October 2019.