Service type outlet—service activity type, NDA service type code N.NN
Data Element Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:
|Service activity type (NDA)
Disability, Standard 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
|NDA service type code N.NN
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 (usually <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. The level of staffing and support provided should also be taken into consideration—group homes (1.04) generally offer 24-hour support, and in home accommodation support services (1.06) offer more sporadic/less intense support.
If there is some difficulty in interpreting whether an in-home service should be recorded as 1.06 or 4.01, the solution can be addressed in terms of the primary focus of the service. If the primary focus of the service is to provide respite support, then the service should be recorded as 4.01. However, if there is only a respite ‘effect’, and the service is mainly offered to provide in-home support, then the service should be recorded as 1.06. Alternatively, the question can be asked ‘for whom is the in-home support service primarily being provided?’ If the intended primary recipient of the respite support is a care-giver, then the service should generally be recorded as 4.01. However, if the recipient is the person with disability then it can generally be recorded as 1.06.
Where services are provided to groups or families (for example, 2.02, 2.04 and 2.05), details are only requested about the service user who is eligible for NDA services (that is, the person with disability), not their family or other group members. For example, if a service user receives respite services, only details about the service user (that is, person with the disability) are required, not those of the family or carer.
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.
Service type 2.06 ‘case management, local coordination and development’ may include brokerage activities.
Outlets providing mainly community development services that are not linked to individuals should be coded as 2.07 service types.
If the main focus of the service involves working with individuals, then the outlets should be classified as service type 2.06.
Recording services as 3.03 should only be done so when the service cannot be classified as 3.01 or 3.02. If the service provided is vocational in nature, though the client is not likely to ever enter the workforce the service may be more appropriately recorded as an ongoing 3.01 service, rather than a vocational service. Examples of 3.03 services include innovative services and other service mixes; for example, a mix of day programs (3.01) and therapy (2.01) services.
This data element should be reported by funded agencies 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.
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.
|Related metadata references:
Supersedes Service type outlet—service activity type, NDA service type code N.NN
Disability, Superseded 29/02/2016
See also Person—residential setting, accommodation type (NDA) code N[N]
Disability, Standard 15/12/2017
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:
Disability Services NMDS 2015–16
Disability, Superseded 28/09/2016
Implementation start date: 01/07/2015
Implementation end date: 30/06/2016
Disability Services NMDS 2016–17
Disability, Superseded 15/12/2017
Implementation start date: 01/07/2016
Implementation end date: 30/06/2017
Disability Services NMDS 2017–18
Disability, Superseded 05/07/2019
Implementation start date: 01/07/2017
Implementation end date: 30/06/2018
Disability Services NMDS 2018–19
Disability, Standard 05/07/2019
Implementation start date: 01/07/2018
Implementation end date: 30/06/2019