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Developing Standards

Anyone can propose the development or revision of a standard or technical document by following the process put in place by Standards Australia.

The first step in the development process is a proposal that meets our criteria. The two main criteria are net benefit and stakeholder support.

Simply put, your proposal must demonstrate positive value to the Australian community and be supported by a wide and diverse group of relevant people and organisations.

Once we have received your proposal, it is reviewed along with all other proposals in our Project Prioritisation process, unless it is a proposal for an international adoption, which can be submitted at any time.

Each proposal is considered on the strength of its net benefit case, evidence of stakeholder support, and required resources. If your proposal is successful, it becomes a project.

Ready to get started? Download the project proposal form and speak to one of our National Sector Managers or watch our webinar on how to fill out the project proposal form.

For more information on the development of Australian/New Zealand Standards, view our Joint Standards Fact Sheet.