Disability Services NMDS 2018–19
Data Set Specification Attributes
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Set Specification|
Disability, Standard 05/07/2019
|DSS type:||National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)|
The Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) is an annual collation of nationally comparable data about disability support services provided under the National Disability Agreement (NDA). Under the NDA, the Disability Administrators in all Australian jurisdictions are responsible for ensuring that DS NMDS information is comparable across all jurisdictions and years.
Services within the scope of the collection are those for which funding has been provided during the reporting period by a government organisation operating under the NDA. If funding was not received for the provision of NDA services during the financial year (i.e. its NDA funding dollars for the reporting period are zero), then details should not be included in the data collection.
Funded agencies that deliver NDA services collect data against each service type outlet they are funded for. Most funded agencies are asked to provide detailed information, over a specified reporting period, about:
However, the level of information a funded agency is asked to provide varies according to the particular service type classification (see Table 1 for more information).
Table 1: Information requested according to DS NMDS service type
(a) Refer to the DS NMDS data guide for additional information.
A funded agency may receive funding from multiple sources. Where a funded agency is unable to differentiate service users and/or staff according to funding source (i.e. NDA or other), they are asked to provide details of all service users and staff.
Where services are provided to groups or families (for example, service types 2.02, 2.04, or 2.05), details are only requested about the service users who are eligible for services, not their family or other group members.