NDIS Registration Groups Explained

The NDIA have implemented various requirements governing the way registered NDIS providers operate to ensure people with a disability get the best outcomes from NDIS funding. One requirement involves choosing the correct ‘registration groups’. Centro has simplified registration requirements, including certification and verification, in this graphic.

 
NDIS provider registration requirements by registration groups
 

The graphic shows there are 36 registration groups in total. There are 24 lower risk groups which can be further split into non-services and services. There are 8 higher risk groups and 5 specialist or higher risk modules.

Verification
Providers registering for the lower risk groups must undergo the verification module. They must show evidence of relevant qualifications and have incident, complaints and risk management policies and processes. These providers should be already subject to professional regulation, including regulation through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Don’t forget, only sole traders and partners go through verification. Companies must go through certification for most registration groups. Please note, the NDIS Commission have recently introduced some audit updates that will make the Certification Audit more flexible for small companies.

Certification
All providers registering for higher risk groups must be certified against the NDIS Practice Standards. Certification audits must be completed by an approved quality auditor. Core capabilities assessed under this process include:

  • How the provider manages risk

  • The provision of supports

  • The environment in which supports are provided

  • Governance and operational management.

Providers applying for complex supports must complete the NDIS Practice Standard’s core module.

For some higher-risk supports, relevant supplementary modules need to be completed. These are Modules 1-5. These need to be completed if:

  • You are working with children

  • You are in someone’s home

  • You are handling someone's money

  • You are having to use restraints

Please be aware of recent audit changes for sole traders and partners registering for both ‘Early Childhood’ and ‘Therapeutic Supports.’

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