Standards Australia

Dedicated to the establishment and use of consistent standards.

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.

Engineers Australia values and supports the development of Standards by Standards Australia for most processes, materials, developments and products in Australia. Australian Standards underpin Australian industry and must by necessity have an international focus.

The strength of Standards Australia Committees comes from their consensus basis and their voluntary membership. They represent a variety of organisations with minimal prejudice or bias. Standards developed by Standards Australia meet certain requirements for due process, consensus, and other criteria by those developing the standard. The contribution to the community, to Standards development and to engineering, in general, is important and appreciated.

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

What are Standards?

In the context of Standards Australia, a standard is a document relating to the procedures, guidelines and specification of many types of merchandise, services and systems.

Engineers Australia Participation on Standards Australia Committees

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

For more information on how Engineers Australia works with Standards Australia please email standards@engineersaustralia.org.au.

Standards out for Public Comment

Click here to view and comment on Standards

Engineers Australia members are encouraged to review the following Standards:

  • AS/NZS 1576.1     Scaffolding, Part 1: General requirements            bd-036    Scaffolding               closing on 17-01-2018
  • AS/NZS 1892.1     Portable ladders - Metal & Reinforced Plastic    sf-034    Portable Ladders   closing on 30-01-2018

Standards Australia Academy

The Standards Australia Academy has induction materials for new members and a training program for writing an Australian Standard.  There are a variety of tools available including videos, webinars and face to face training.  Participating committee members are able to access the Standards Australia Academy using their Hub login details.

Standards Australia E-News

E-News archive

Please visit the Standards Australia website for the complete list of past editions of E-News.

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