A registered NDIS provider is a person or organisation that is registered with the NDIS Commission in accordance with section 73E of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013. NDIS providers must be registered to deliver some kinds of supports (e.g. implementing regulated restrictive practices in a behaviour support plan).
Aged care providers
On 1 December 2020, residential aged care (RAC) providers delivering services to NDIS participants in their facilities automatically became registered NDIS providers. This means that as of 1 December 2020, RAC providers supporting NDIS participants are required to meet the obligations of the National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013 (NDIS Act) and the NDIS (Provider Registration and Practice Standards) Rules 2018, in relation to the NDIS participants they support.
RAC providers, like all NDIS providers, are required to comply with the NDIS Code of Conduct in supporting NDIS participants. From 1 December 2020, RAC providers who are registered with the NDIS Commission are also required to comply with relevant NDIS Practice Standards.
Providers of assistance with daily personal activities (personal supports)
An additional condition under section 73G of the NDIS Act 2013 applies to all registered NDIS providers that are registered to deliver the class of support 'Assistance with daily personal activities' (personal support) (registration group 0107).
‘Implementing providers’ are providers who are registered under section 73C of the NDIS Act 2013 to provide classes of supports, which includes developing behaviour support plans, providing specialist behaviour support or the need to use a restrictive practice during the provision of those supports in relation to a NDIS participant.
An unregistered provider is a provider of NDIS supports and services that has not been registered with the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Not all providers are required to be registered. Unregistered NDIS providers usually deliver lower risk supports to NDIS participants – for example, house maintenance. Only participants who self-manage or plan-manage their NDIS funding are able to choose to receive supports and services from unregistered NDIS providers.