Alcohol and other drugs treatment services national minimum data set (AODTS NMDS) online learning
The State and Territory AOD Peaks Network is committed to developing a nationally consistent approach to alcohol and other drugs data collection. We have developed resources to assist AOD services who report to the AODTS NMDS across Australia to participate in quality data collection and reporting. We encourage all AOD workers in the specialist AOD treatment services sector to familiarise themselves with the definitions of the data elements in the AODTS NMDS and how they are applied in practice. These eLearning modules facilitate improved data understanding and confidence for AOD workers and can be used as part of organisational induction and orientation for new staff, or as a refresher for existing staff.
The information in this training is based on the 2020-21 AODTS NMDS Data Collection Manual. The manual is updated annually and should always be referred to in the first instance.
Please contact your local AOD peak if you would like more information or to find out about face to face AODTS NMDS training.
An interactive guide to the data set
- Learn the relevance and benefits of good data collection
- Develop an understanding of how episodes are structured and recorded
- Develop skills in translating case notes into correct NMDS codes.
- Put module 1 into practice by applying your knowledge to three case studies of varying difficulty.