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-032   Composite Construction

    BD-038   Wet Areas in Buildings

    BD-042   Methods of Testing Concrete

    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 Committee

    EL-006    Industrial Switchgear and Controlgear

    EL-007    Power Switchgear

    EL-008    Power Transformers

    EL-048    Wind energy generation systems

    EL-069    Automation systems and integration

    IT-032    Biometrics and Identification

    IT-043    Artificial Intelligence

    ME-060 Controlled Environment

    MN-002 Iron Ores and Direct Reduced Iron

    MN-012 Mine Closure and Reclamation Management

    MS-065 Photography

    MT-002 Copper and Copper Alloys

    MT-009 Metal Finishing

    PL-046   Rotationally Moulded Storage Tanks

    SV-001   Space Systems and Operations Committee 

    TM-012 Timber Grading and Preservation

    WS-041 Service activities - water supply and wastewater systems

    WS-042 Passive Grease Traps



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