Service providers are required under their funding arrangements to record key information about their service users on an ongoing basis.
Service providers need to provide the data they collect to the department, on a quarterly basis. The department will transmit the information to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) annually.
Please submit data by 28 October
Please submit data by 28 January
Please submit data by 28 April
Please submit data by 28 July
Funded providers are encouraged to submit their data before the closing date.
There are four methods that an agency can choose from to collect and lodge their data:
ODC is the preferred method of recording data.
Advantages of ODC
To use ODC you need a user name and password which can be set up by your Regional Data Support Officer (RDSO). See Contacts for details of your local RDSO.
Other ODC-related documentation is available on the Resources page on ODC.
*The department does NOT provide technical support for commercial software.
Some service providers choose to use commercially purchased systems. These systems generally allow the service provider to do more than just collect DS NMDS data. If you are purchasing a commercially available product it is your responsibility to check that it is DS NMDS reporting compliant by reviewing the DS NMDS Data Transmission and Technical Guide specifications and the DS NMDS Data Guide available on the Resources page on ODC.
Further information is available by emailing: ProviderReporting@communities.qld.gov.au
*The department does NOT provide technical support for in-house systems.
Some service providers have their own systems that have been modified to comply with DS NMDS requirements. If you are looking to develop your in-house system to use for the collection and lodgement of data it is your responsibility to check that it is DS NMDS reporting compliant by reviewing the DS NMDS Data Transmission and Technical Guide specifications and the DS NMDS Data Guide available on the Resources page on ODC.
Paper forms are available for service providers who do not have reliable internet access though please note using our website is the preferred method of reporting (including due to possible postal delays). Paper forms are available on the Resources page on ODC.
Provider Reporting and Data Quality team
Strategy, Engagement and Innovation
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
GPO Box 806
Brisbane QLD 4001
Fax: 07 3224 2312
It is important that service users are made aware that the data provided to the department and the AIHW will not be used to affect individual entitlements.
For further information refer to the DS NMDS Data Guide available on the Resources page on ODC.