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Standards Australia is the country’s leading independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit standards organisation. We are also Australia’s representatives of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
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Our five-year Strategic Plan revolves around the key pillars of Reputation and Brand, Engagement and Performance, Finance and Governance, and People and Culture.
Our 74 members come from the country’s leading industry, government and consumer organisations.
An overview of our Board of Directors and Executive Team.
If you’d like to join our growing team of over 100 located in the Sydney CBD, apply to one of our current openings.
Standards are an invaluable worldwide resource. Globally there are well over half a million published standards. These are the products of over 1,000 recognised standards development organisations worldwide.
Standards have been around a long time. There is evidence of standards being used seven thousand years ago by the ancient civilizations of Babylon and early Egypt.
Our standardisation guides set out the policies and processes for the development of standards and other technical documents.
Our standards development activities are divided into 12 industry sectors.
These sectors are supported by Stakeholder Engagement Managers who are available to advise and assist stakeholders.
Standards Australia represents our nation on the two major international standardising bodies, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)* and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
We co-ordinate the attendance of Australian experts at international meetings and participate in the preparation of a wide range of International Standards. We are extremely active within the international standardisation movement and a number of our senior management team members hold important voluntary offices on international standards bodies.
The Standards Australia NEXTgen Program provides 20 emerging leaders an exciting opportunity to become involved in the national and international standardisation processes which supports Australian industry and governments.
The program provides training and direct exposure to the standards development processes and technical committees. This involves having access to shared information and collective intelligence to develop standards that support the economy, improve safety and health, national resources and improve quality of life.
Standards Awards are presented to individuals, and one committee, who have made significant contributions to standardisation and who have demonstrated outstanding service in enabling Standards Australia and accredited Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) attain their objectives.
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We've been asking you some big questions. These questions have led to some big ideas.
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Standards help people do their jobs, manage risks, and improve our overall quality of life. However, the way we take in information and get things done is drastically changing, and so standards must change too.
The Innovation Incubator is a Standards Australia initiative to trial and test new ways to develop and deliver standards to end users.
What do users of standards want? Asking this question has led us to the concept of digital standards. This concept delivers more flexible, easy to use and intuitive content.
Another initiative we have been trialing is the idea of translating standards into visual concepts. Rather than reading dense technical text, the content is presented through images or videos.
With the visual standard, icons link to requirements and helpful information, to other standards, and to smart workflows or calculators.
The Incubator is not just exploring how we present our content, but how we develop it as well. Projects are underway where we have crowd-sourced experts as a means of opening up participation more widely.
It is early days for these concepts and many others, but we are excited to see where they could lead to make standards more accessible and of greater value to end users.
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