Since 1991, disability support services in Australia have been provided under 4 national disability agreements. The Commonwealth/State Disability Agreement Minimum Data Set (CSDA MDS) collection was set up in 1994 as a 'snapshot’ after signing of the first CSDA in 1991. The 1998 CSDA reflected significant changes, requiring the CSDA MDS collection to be redesigned, including changing the collection to a full year data collection. In 2002–03, it became the Commonwealth State/Territory Disability Agreement National Minimum Data Set (CSTDA NMDS). The first financial year of data collection was 2003–04. The National Disability Agreement replaced the CSTDA on 1 January 2009. As a result, from 2009–10 the CSTDA NMDS was renamed Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (DS NMDS).
from 1 July 1994 to 30 June 2016
National and state and territory
Covers specialist disability support services provided under the National Disability Agreement.
Metadata information and data quality statement (DQS)
DS NMDS 2015–16
External links and information
About DS NMDS including data guide
Disability services reports
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