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Becoming Accredited

There are many Standards-writing organisations that may be eligible to become an accredited Standards Development Organisation and receive formal recognition as a developer of Australian Standards.

Benefits of accreditation include:

  • Ownership of the Standards development process and the ability to determine the development program, the level of resources and the timeframes to meet stakeholders’ requirements.
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  • Building stakeholder confidence in the organisation by involving all relevant interest groups in the development of the Standards.
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  •  A more efficient and effective industry / sector through the development and promotion of nationally recognised Australian Standards.
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  • An improved recognition of the organisation within industry and government circles
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  • Integration of the standards into an existing range of publications.
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  • Freedom to develop your own design and layout for your standards to meet your users needs.
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  • Improved rigour and accountability within the organisation’s administrative and management processes.
  • The ability to use the internationally recognised logo, Australian Standard, on your standards.

 Under the accreditation process, the accredited SDO retains full control and intellectual property rights over the Australian Standards they develop.