Expression of Interest

Participation in Standards Australia Committees as an Engineers Australia Nominee

Expression of Interest

Australian Standards underpin our nation's economic efficiency, technical skills, training, international competitiveness and contributes to community demand for a safe and sustainable environment.  The contribution by Engineers to the community, to Standards development, to business and the economy in general, is vital.  Engineers Australia encourages its members to participate in standards development committees whenever possible and values each nominee’s contributions.

The strength of Standards Australia Committees is with their consensus basis and their voluntary membership. Standards developed by Standards Australia meet certain requirements for due process and industry consensus. Australian economy has an international focus and Standards Australia is closely associated with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) for cooperation in adopting standards within economic treaties.

Members’ participation in Standards committees is currently undertaken on a voluntary basis. It is important to note that with the number of nominees on Standards Australia Committees, Engineers Australia is not in a financial position to meet travel or any other costs associated with participation. So commitment in this role requires your personal time and self cost and ethical in nature.

Benefits to Engineers Australia and you for participation in Standards development

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest developments in processes and technologies
  • Expand your professional network
  • Bring expert knowledge you have for the use and adoption of the standard
  • Claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for your work under Type V (Service to the Engineering Profession).
  • Know that you are contributing to the betterment of society through improving processes and safety.

If you are interested in being an Engineers Australia nominee on a Standards Australia committee, please complete the form, if you have any questions, please contact [email protected]. This information will be shared with the relevant College and/or Group and if we receive a request for a suitable position they will contact you.

For more information about Standards Australia, please visit their website: http://www.standards.org.au/.

Currently, we are looking for nominees for these Standards technical committees:

BD-099 Wind Loads for Housing

CH-003 Paints and Related Materials

EL-025 – Control of Undesirable Static Charges 

EL-068 Live Working

FP-003 Fire Extinguishers

ME-013 Industrial Fans

ME-017 Flammable and Combustible Liquids

ME-046 Gas Fuel Systems for Vehicle Engines

MS-065 Photography

PL-046 Rotationally Moulded Storage Tanks

QR-006 Quality Assessments and Audits

QR-012 Conformance Marking to Regulatory Requirements

WS-023 Backflow Prevention Devices for Water Supply

WS-026 Valves primarily for use in Warm and Hot Water Systems 

WS-042 Passive Grease Traps