Standards Australia is the country’s leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit standards organisation.
As representatives of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), we are also specialists in the development and adoption of internationally-aligned standards in Australia.
Standards development: Offering stakeholders from a variety of sectors a range of pathways to develop or update new or existing standards.
International participation: Participating in the development and adoption of a wide range of International Standards.
Accreditation of standards development organisations: Assessing and approving other organisations to develop Australian Standards®.
For every new standard, we bring together key parties and stakeholders to form a technical committee. These committees collaborate to develop standards, which are of value to Australia, its businesses, and its people. The benefits of our work are clear; with stronger standards in place, Australia can enjoy greater economic efficiency and increased prominence on the international stage. Robust standards also help support our local communities by building a safer, more sustainable environment.
Although we develop standards, we are not responsible for enforcing, regulating or certifying compliance with those standards.
I am sure that the everyday person is for the most part, unaware, of the role standards play in their lives… Standards keep our world safe.”
—Dr Lisa Sharwood, Injury Epidemiologist
Standards complement the National Construction Code which ensures the public’s safety, health and amenity. Without these standards, this cannot be achieved.”
—Clayton James Votano, Building Surveyor
Standards can ensure quality and integrity of a production process that an ordinary consumer can trust.”
—Sam Hossain, Lawyer
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