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 [email protected].
Standards out for Public Comment
AS5488 Classification of subsurface utility information Parts 1 & 2 are out for public comment. The upgrade to the AS5488 brings significant benefits. The standard will be used by design engineers to manage underground utilities in a disciplined manner at the design stage of the process. The new AS5488 focuses on:
- engineering management and design of utilities;
- utility model creation and data management;
- defines the role of the Utility Co-ordinator and present a draft MOU for utility owners;
- provides a matrix of hierarchy for purposes of coordination and clash resolution; and
- describes the level of documentation required for utility designs and review asset handover procedures
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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
Please visit the Standards Australia website for the complete list of past editions of E-News.