Service type outlet—service activity type, NDA service type code N.NN
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Service type (NDA)|
|Synonymous names:||Service type|
Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
The service activity that the service type outlet has been funded to provide under the National Disability Agreement, as represented by a code.
|Data Element Concept:||Service type outlet—service activity type|
|Value Domain:||NDA service type code N.NN|
Source and reference attributes
National Disability Data Network (NDDN)
|Steward:||Disability Policy and Research Working Group (DPRWG)|
Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS): data guide 2012–13
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:||State/Territory agencies should not use codes 5.01 or 5.02: they are employment-specific codes and these services are funded by the Australian Government.
If it is difficult to differentiate between service types 1.04 'group homes (<7 places)' and 1.06 'in-home accommodation support', then do so on the basis of what is the main purpose of the service, that is, whether the service is being provided as a place to live (1.04) or to help someone live independently (1.06). Another consideration is the transportability of a service. If the service user can continue to use the service at a new residence, then the service type is 1.06. If the service is attached to the current residence and therefore cannot be used at a new residence, then the service type is 1.04.For service type 2.06 'case management, local coordination and development', funded agencies are not expected to complete Service User Details in relation to the local development or coordination activities that do not relate to particular service users. (In some jurisdictions, further details of these activities may be requested outside the DS NMDS.)
Service type 2.06 'case management, local coordination and development' may include brokerage activities. For DS NMDS purposes, service user details should be recorded for all people receiving brokerage services. The details about brokerage services received should relate only to the provision of the actual 'brokerage' as a service type, and not to the other service types that are purchased using brokerage funds. In some jurisdictions, details of the services purchased via brokerage may be requested in addition to DS NMDS data items.
This data element should be reported by funding departments in relation to all service type outlets, in order to describe the outlet. Service type outlets should verify - and correct where necessary - the service type classification that the funding department has assigned to their service type outlet.
|Comments:||The ability to output data by service type is essential, for example, to describe the types of services being received by different groups of service users and in different geographic locations.|
Source and reference attributes
DS NMDS Network.
Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) collection. Data Guide: data items and definitions 2009–10.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Service type outlet—service activity type, NDA support service type code N.NN
Community Services (retired), Standard 10/04/2013
Disability, Superseded 13/08/2015
Has been superseded by Service type outlet—service activity type, NDA service type code N.NN
Disability, Standard 29/02/2016
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|