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Reporting requirements

The Commission receives State and Commonwealth funding to advance opportunities, community participation and quality of life for people with disability. In accessing this funding the Commission is required to report on how the investment is used and meet several legislative, policy and national agreement obligations.

While the Commission provides some direct supports and services to people with disability, families and carers, the majority of its budget is expended through the non-government disability services sector. By extension, this contracting arrangement results in disability service organisations also being required to meet various reporting obligations.

To assist disability services organisations to meet their reporting requirements, the Commission offers reporting requirements information sessions, technical system training, Reporting e-Bulletins and ongoing consultation and support. Please contact reporting@dsc.wa.gov.au or 9426 9373 for further information. 

 

National Minimum Data Set (NMDS)

The Commission is a partner of the National Disability Agreement (NDA) and has the role of coordinating Western Australia’s collection of the Disability Services National Minimum Data Set (NMDS). The purpose of NMDS data is to collate nationally comparable data about disability support services and to obtain reliable, consistent data with minimal load on the disability services field. 

Disability service organisations collect and report information on their service delivery to the Commission. This information is then collated and analysed by the Commission before being reported to the relevant government departments or agencies. The collected data also assists the Commission and State Government with planning, policy development and financial decision making.

Further information about the NMDS is available from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare website.

Reporting on individual plans

A key component of disability services reform is the development of individualised plans which enable people with disability to exercise choice about the services they receive and the use of funding.

Reporting on individualised plans is an important requirement of all service providers. The information sheets below provide detailed information to assist DSOs to understand what information should be included and reported in individual plans.

Related documents

PDF versions (also available in Word below)

Information sheets for DSOs - Reporting on individual plans

Fact sheet - Evidence to support individual plans

Fact sheet - Signing individual plans

Sample template - Individual plan (this is a basic template that ensures the correct dates are collected for reporting purposes)

Word versions

Information sheets for DSOs - Reporting on individual plans

Fact sheet - Evidence to support individual plans

Fact sheet - Signing individual plans

Sample template - Individual plan (this is a basic template that ensures the correct dates are collected for reporting purposes)

 

Annual Client and Service Data Collection (ACDC) Online

ACDC Online is an internet-based application developed by the Commission for the collection of NMDS data from disability service organisations. It uses an independent, secure central server to store and transmit service-related data entered by disability services organisations.

Access is restricted to authorised users, via designated usernames and passwords. For information about ACDC Online, or to request access, email acdc@dsc.wa.gov.au

Log in to ACDC


Related documents

PDF versions (also available in Word below)

ACDC user manual 2015-2016
Quick reference - logging into ACDC
Fact sheet - One person, one record: maintaining accurate service user information

Word versions

ACDC user manual 2015-2016
Quick reference - logging into ACDC
Fact sheet - One person, one record: maintaining accurate service user information

 

Service agreement declarations

Service providers will be required to provide an annual statement of declaration, stating whether they have delivered the contracted services by 31 October. The report is to state ‘Yes/No’ and detail the variances.

Please email the signed and completed form to funding@dsc.wa.gov.au

Related documents

PDF versions (also available in Word below)

Declaration of Service Agreement Compliance
Declaration of Outputs and Outcomes Compliance for Funded Services

Word versions

Declaration of Service Agreement Compliance
Declaration of Outputs and Outcomes Compliance for Funded Services

Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) Contractor Progress Reports

The Commission’s ‘Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2011-16’ articulates its strategies to meet the desired outcomes of the Disability Services Act 1993. The Commission is required to inform its agents and contractors of its DAIP and monitor their progress in implementing it.

Accordingly, any agents, contractors, funded and sponsored agencies that interact with the community on behalf of the Commission are required to complete a yearly DAIP Contractor Progress Report.

DAIP Contractor Progress Reports are due by 31 May 2016. Please forward completed reports to funding@dsc.wa.gov.au.

Related documents

PDF versions (also available in Word below)

DAIP contractor progress report template

Word versions

DAIP contractor progress report template