The NDIS Practice Standards specify the quality standards to be met by registered NDIS providers to provide supports and services to NDIS participants. Together with the NDIS Code of Conduct, the NDIS Practice Standards build NDIS participants’ awareness of what quality service provision they should expect from registered NDIS providers.
During a provider’s application for renewal of registration, the NDIS Commission will advise you of the NDIS Practice Standards that apply to your organisation and the type of quality audit you require. This is based on your registration group(s) and the legal type of organisation you are (e.g. individual, partnership or body corporate).
Registration Renewal Requirements
RAC providers that have been automatically registered with the NDIS Commission are not required to immediately undertake the audit process against relevant NDIS Practice Standards that is required of new applicants for NDIS provider registration.
A phased approach is being taken to the date when each transitioned RAC provider is required to commence the NDIS registration renewal cycle, including undergoing a third party audit against the relevant NDIS Practice Standards. Transitioned RAC providers have been advised of their registration renewal date on the certificate of registration that they received from the NDIS Commission. Registration renewal allows an assessment of the suitability and capability of the RAC provider to maintain NDIS provider registration.
The arrangements for audit against the NDIS Practice Standards will take account of alignment with the Aged Care Quality Standards and minimise regulatory burden on providers, without reducing safeguards for NDIS participants.
Guidance material is under development to assist RAC providers to prepare for and undertake an NDIS audit.
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