This page provides information for drug treatment agencies, state and territory health departments and those involved in collecting and transmitting data for the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services National Minimum Data Set (AODTS NMDS).

See links below for further information on agencies funded by the Australian Government Department of Health’s Drug and Alcohol Program (DAP).

When do I submit my data?

The timetable for data submissions for the 2020–21 collection is below. Final submissions are due in November 2021.

Timetable for data submissions for the 2020–21 collection
2021 Who What
August AIHW

AIHW formally request submission for 2020–21 data

2020–21 Validata tool available

October DAP and solely funded PHN agencies 2020–21 submissions to the AIHW
November Jurisdictions Submit 2020–21 data through the Validata tool
December Jurisdictions / DAP / solely funded PHN agencies Sign off final 2020–21 data

Data collection and submission documentation

Online training for the AODTS NMDS collection

Online training materials

The State and Territory AOD Peaks Network has developed resources to assist AOD services who report to the AODTS NMDS. These eLearning modules are available through the Queensland Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (QNADA) and facilitate improved data understanding, data quality, reporting, and confidence for AOD workers.

The information in this training is based on the 2019–20 AODTS NMDS Data Collection Manual. The manual is updated annually and the latest version should be referred to in the first instance.

There are 3 eLearning modules:

  • Module one covers the AODTS NMDS
  • Module two provides case studies
  • Module three is on logic checking of data and data entry.

eLearning modules are available through QNADA.

Contact for further information

All enquiries email [email protected].