Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS)

The Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS) is a national data collection undertaken by Australian States, Territories and the Commonwealth to provide a range of information about the provision of specialist disability services in Australia.

Information derived from the DS NMDS collection is available within a number of national publications including Disability Support Services (AIHW) and the Report on Government Services (Productivity Commission).

A key use of DS NMDS data within Tasmania is to assist with the development of services for people with disability.

DS NMDS Data Collection

In Tasmania, all funded disability service providers are required to provide DS NMDS data on a quarterly basis via the Tasmanian Disability Services Information System (TasDIS).

Further information can be found at the TasDIS website.

Reporting Periods and Reference Weeks for the 2015 – 2016 Financial Year

Period 1

Period 2

Reporting Period:
Reference week:
Date due:
1 Jul 2015 – 30 Sep 2015
24 Sep – 30 Sep 2015
14 Oct 2015
Reporting Period:
Reference week:
Date due:
1 Jul 2015 – 31 Dec 2015
17 Dec – 23 Dec 2015
14 Jan 2016

Period 3

Period 4

Reporting Period:
Reference week:
Date due:
1 Jul 2015 – 31 Mar 2016
25 Mar – 31 Mar 2016
14 Apr 2016
Reporting Period:
Reference week:
Date due:
1 Jul 2015 – 30 Jun 2016
24 Jun – 30 Jun 2016
14 Jul 2016

Collection materials

DS NMDS Helpdesk

For further assistance regarding the DS NMDS, please contact the DS NMDS Helpdesk.

Phone: (03) 6166 3560

Email: mds.disability@dhhs.tas.gov.au

Address:

Disability Services NMDS Helpdesk
Department of Health and Human Services
GPO Box 125
HOBART TAS 7001

Links

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Productivity Commission - Report on Government Services