Standards Australia is committed to maintaining a contemporary and relevant catalogue of Australian Standards which add to the Net Benefit of the Australian community. The Aged Standards Review is one of the ways in which Standards Australia gives effect to that commitment.
The Aged Standards Review is being carried out in conjunction with Standards New Zealand, and seeks to ensure those joint Australia and New Zealand Standards managed by Standards Australia are current and continue to support trans-Tasman harmonisation where possible.
Aged Standards TeamStandards AustraliaPO Box 476, Sydney NSW 2001
The Aged Standards Review operates in two stages:
In Stage 2, Standards Australia seeks the views of the general public (including Nominating Organisations and a broader range of stakeholders) about all Aged Standards that do not fall within the area of oversight of any active committee.
This may include Australian Standards and other publications that are managed by an active Technical Committee but the Technical Committee currently has no expertise to review the Aged Standards, and no other active Technical Committee has the expertise and/or ability to review the Aged Standards’.
Aged Standards, which are not referenced in Australian and/or New Zealand legislation and are not managed by any active Technical Committee are being proposed for withdrawal, unless we receive advice to the contrary from the public. This approach recognises the fact that while many documents within this group may well be suitable for withdrawal, some documents within this group may still be used in some way within an industry, community or by government.
The process is as follows:
For Aged Standards which are referenced in Australian legislation and are not managed by any active Technical Committee, Standards Australia will write to the relevant Australian regulators advising that the Aged Standard is being proposed for withdrawal.
For Aged Standards which are referenced in New Zealand legislation and are not managed by any active Technical Committee, Standards New Zealand have a similar process in place and will contact the relevant New Zealand regulators advising that the Aged Standard is being proposed for withdrawal.
If no objections are received by the relevant regulators, public input will be sought for these Aged Standards to be withdrawn through the process described above.