Why you need to certify to the NDIS

What is in the Standard?

State-based disability schemes will migrate to the NDIS (Provider Registration and NDIS Practice Standards) Rules 2018.

Key migration commencement dates are:

  • 1 July 2018 - NSW & SA
  • 1 July 2019 - VIC, QLD, TAS, ACT, NT
  • 1 July 2020 - WA

Existing State arrangements remain in place until each State transitions to the NDIS Standards.

The NDIS Q&S Commission requires all audits conducted by 'Approved Quality Auditors' to ensure quality and safety safeguards are adhered to.

Organisations will require either a Verification or Certification audit to the NDIS Practice Standards.

The type of audit required, including additional auditable Modules, is determined by the organisations legal entity status and the Registration Groups currently registered for.

Verification Audit

A Verification Audit consists of a desktop audit of an organisations documents and records. This can be done off-site. This type of audit is restricted to only sole traders and partnership organisations who provide services that are considered in the lower risk Registrations Groups.

Certification Audit

A Certification Audit consists of a two-stage process consisting of a desktop audit and an on-site management system audit. Sites will require an annual surveillance or re-certification audit after the initial audits.

As one of Australia's leading certification bodies of disability and human services, our auditors are qualified and trained to ensure they have a good understanding of your industry as well as the NDIS Practice Standards.

Police checks, Working With Children Checks and regular performance reviews, including on site witnessing of their audit work forms part of our processes. 

To ensure our auditors are competent in auditing the NDIS Practice Standards, NDIS registration groups and specific NDIS Practice Standards Modules, we assess their competency and, if competent, allocate the Standard and specific codes to our auditors. 

Your organisations are similarly coded (based on the Registration Groups and Modules requiring auditing) and our system then 'matches these'. This ensures that only competent and trained auditors can be assigned to conduct your audits.  

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