National Community Services Data Dictionary (NCSDD) version 4.3

The national metadata standards for the community services sector are published in the National Community Services Data Dictionary (NCSDD) by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The NCSDD is the reference on agreed data definitions and information standards of relevance to the community services sector. In essence, the aim is to provide a common language for the various agencies and governments involved in community services.

Downloading the NCSDD

The NCSDD was last downloaded from METEOR on 09/01/2008. Recent changes to the data elements and data set specifications since version 4.2 of the NCSDD was published are available in a separate document called ‘Summary of updates to the NCSDD’.

National Community Services Data Dictionary Version 4.3Word formatPDFDate downloaded
Summary of updates to the NCSDD - since 01/07/2007WordWord document icon 1.76MB PDF PDF icon (439KB)09/01/2008
Volume 1 data elements A to IWordWord document icon 2.15MB PDF PDF icon (802KB)09/01/2008
Volume 2 data elements L to Y, NMDSs and DSSsWordWord document icon 2.29MB PDF PDF icon (836KB)09/01/2008
Volume 3 Supporting itemsWordWord document icon 1.88MB PDF PDF icon (792KB)09/01/2008