Standards Australia

    Dedicated to the establishment and use of consistent standards

    Engineers Australia encourages its members to participate in the work of the Standards development committees whenever possible and values each nominee’s contributions.

    Advantages of volunteering on a committee include:

    • opportunity to expand your professional network
    • contribute to the development and review of Standards using your specialised expertise
    • claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for your work under Type V (Service to the Engineering Profession)
    • opportunity to expand upon and increase your knowledge, skills and experience.

    Standards Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the establishment and acceptance of standards that ensure the safety and consistency of Australian goods, products and services. As the nation's peak non-government body committed to standards, Standards Australia promotes an Australian presence in international standards and works towards efficacy and sustainability.

    Please visit Standards Australia: Our Process to view the six main stages in the development of an Australian Standard.

    Please contact Standards Australia if you have any questions about this process.


    An important stage in the development of an Australian Standard is the Public Comment period. Engineers Australia encourages members to use the Public Comment period to provide their view on its provisions. All comments are considered in detail by the relevant committee and, if necessary, further drafting is undertaken.

    Please register and view current standards seeking public comment at Standards Australia.


    If you are interested in being an Engineers Australia (EA) representative on a Standards Australia (SA) committee, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form and submit along with a copy of your current CV. Please indicate your area of interest/experience, also specifying the committee (if listed below) you are interested in being an EA representative on.

    Current committees seeking EOIs

    BD-038   Wet Areas in Buildings

    BD-042   Methods of Testing Concrete

    BD-108   Fibre Reinforced Polymer Bars

    CE-009   Testing of Soils for Engineering Purposes

    CE-032   Earth Retaining Structures

    CH-003   Paints and Related Materials

    CS-034  Swimming and Pool Spas 

    EL-005 Secondary Batteries

    EL-007  Power Switchgear

    IT-014   Health Informatics

    IT-032    Biometrics and Identification

    IT-043   Artificial Intelligence

    MN-002   Iron Ores and Direct Reduced Iron

    MN-003   Aluminium Ores

    MS-065   Photography

    MS-066   Hazardous Areas Competencies

    MT-002   Copper and Copper Alloys

    MT-009   Metal Finishing

    PL-046   Rotationally Moulded Storage Tanks

    TM-012  Timber Grading and Preservation

    WS-041   Service Activities - Water Supply and Wastewater Systems

    WS-042   Passive Grease Traps


    Please click on the link below to view the list of active committees Engineers Australia are currently participating in.

    (This list is updated quarterly)

    Current Active Committees (135KB PDF)


    If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].