- Service providers are required to report quarterly to the Department of Health using the Home and Community Care (HCC) Minimum Data Set (MDS).
- To give feedback on the submitted data, the department publishes reports on the Funded Agency Channel.
- The HACC data help desk can assist service providers to report online.
- The department publishes technical guidance and counting rules to help service providers with their reporting.
- Providers should use is HACC MDS version 2 reporting software.
The HACC data collection bulletin for July 2016 details the current advice for reporting on the HACC Program for Younger People.
Home and Community Care data reporting
The department's collection team manages the HACC Program for Younger People Minimum Data Set (MDS) in Victoria.
Data for the Community Connection program and Aged Care Support for Carers program is also collected using this data set.
HACC Program for Younger People service providers are to submit their HACC MDS files quarterly:
- July – September data files are due between 1 October and 15 October
- October – December data files are due between 1 January and 15 January
- January – March data files are due between 1 April and 15 April
- April – June data files are due between 1 July and 15 July.
How to submit HACC data
For help with, or questions about the HACC MDS, please contact the Help Desk on (03) 9096 7255.
Accessing reports on the HACC MDS
To access HACC reports:
- log in to the Funded Agency Channel
- click on ‘My Agency’ from the menu
- scroll down to the 'Health reports - performance against targets'
- click on ‘Home and Community Care (HACC) reports’ link
- select 'Post transition reports' for current reporting
- from the list select (click on) a report to view it.
Resources to help service providers with their data reporting
Frequently asked questions about HACC MDS
Comparative guide to software products in Victoria 2012
This guide lists 19 software products that HACC service providers in Victoria use to collect and report their MDS version 2.
Counting rules for HACC assessment services
HACC MDS version 2 documentation
Community health minimum data set
Reviewed 30 January 2023