The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing individualised support for people with permanent disability that affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The NDIS is being progressively rolled out across Queensland over three years from June 2016 to June 2019.
The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring that Queenslanders with disability continue to be protected by a robust quality and safeguards system during transition to the NDIS.
The Australian Government, in partnership with states and territories, is designing a national quality and safeguards framework as part of the NDIS. The national framework will mean that people participating in the NDIS can expect consistent standards and safeguards wherever they live in Australia.
Queensland’s existing quality and safeguards system will apply to all NDIS providers registered to deliver prescribed disability services in Queensland during the transition to the NDIS or until a national quality and safeguards system is implemented.
Registered providers operating in Queensland will need to demonstrate and maintain compliance with the Human Services Quality Framework Version 4. Requirements vary depending on the services being provided. Refer to the HSQF Demonstration method table (PDF, 260 KB) Version 2 for information on how the HSQF applies to the different NDIS support clusters.