Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors

Who does not currently need to undergo criminal history screening

Under the Disability Services Act 2006, the following people are exempt from criminal history screening:

  • a consumer of services (clients)
  • a tradesperson who is not an employee of the service
  • a relative of a consumer (client) only providing care for their relative
  • a person providing disability services only to children (these persons are screened under the blue card system)
  • a registered health practitioner (if their engagement with a department funded non-government service provider or NDIS non-government service provider relates to their functions as a health professional).

The following professions are defined as registered health practitioners in the Disability Services Act 2006:

  • chiropractors
  • dentists
  • doctors
  • nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • optometrists
  • osteopaths
  • pharmacists
  • physiotherapists
  • podiatrists
  • psychologists.