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Standardisation Guides

The standardisation guides set out the policies and processes for the development of Standards and other technical documents.  

Preparing Standards (SG-001)
This guide describes:
  • General policies and processes for both Australian and joint Australian/New Zealand Standards
  • The basic structure of committees
  • The processes by which committees are set up and maintained
  • The range of possible outcomes from the standardisation process
  • The purpose and structure of Standards
  • Other technical publications
  • The operational roles and responsibilities of all participants, including:
    • Committee members
    • Nominating organisations
    • Project managers
  • The governance of Standards Australia’s development activities
  • Rules for the structure and drafting of both Australian and joint Australian/New Zealand Standards 
  • The adoption process of International Standards as Australian or joint Australian/New Zealand Standards 
  • How to ensure consistency between the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards 
  • How standards should reflect the needs of the Australian community and government 
  • Guidelines for committees developing standards that may be referenced in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation to ensure consistency with legal requirements in Australia
  • How to develop Australian Standards referenced by water utilities that meet their contractual or regulatory requirements 
  • Australia's participation in preparing international Standards through ISO and IEC
  • A summary of the international procedures