CEO Report: Progressing, Together

Standards Australia welcomes arbitration decision on changes to its content

In June 2016, Standards Australia commenced an arbitration against SAI Global in relation to SAI Global’s obligation under the Publishing Licence Agreement (PLA) to obtain Standards Australia’s consent before amending, modifying or revising Australian Standards or other licensed material.
The arbitral proceeding was heard before Mr Michael McHugh AC QC on a final basis in late 2017. Read the full statement with Mr McHugh’s orders.

In Conversation with the Next Generation of Standards Contributors

Calling all Emerging Industry Leaders – 2018/19 Young Leaders Program now open

Congratulations to our 2017/18 Standards Australia Young Leaders for their recent completion of the program. We look forward to seeing these new contributors in action at committee meetings and other standards events in the future.

Do you know any emerging leaders in your industry? We are now accepting applications for the 2018/19 Young Leaders Program. The program provides in-depth training on developing standards and includes the opportunity to observe committees in action. It’s the perfect way to launch a standards career. Applications will close on 30 June 2018. For further details and program dates please see our website.

New Leadership for Stakeholder Engagement

Managing access to provide safe and secure healthcare facilities

Clearer Picture for Sign Design

Public comment commences on important fire safety standard AS 5113:2016

Comments are being sought on DR Amendment 1 to AS 5113:2016, Classification of external walls of buildings based on reaction to fire performance.
Read more.

Contributor Corner

Work commences on HUB replacement 

Standards Australia is excited to kick off the “Contributor Dashboard” initiative. This is the first stage to a broader program of work collectively known as the “Contributor Portal”.

The initiative is an important initial step to consolidate our current systems into one platform. It will form the foundation for a fit-for-purpose Contributor Portal and ultimately replace the current Standards HUB portal.

There will be opportunities to share your views and suggestions through webinars, surveys and feedback forms. We encourage you to participate to ensure we deliver a solution that addresses the concerns of all contributors.

Contributor Corner

What’s on: Committee Member Training

The Standards Australia Academy engages and supports our committee members by providing online learning programs. All committee members can access and use the Academy at any time.

Upcoming Webinar for New Committee Members
Are you new to standards committees? The upcoming webinar on Tuesday 15 May 2018 is your chance to ask important questions and delve into the key concepts for developing standards. Remember to register your attendance (using the link above) to receive the Skype meeting invite, and complete the online induction program prior to attending.

International Update

Standards Australia represents Australia on the two major international standards development bodies, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Our activities are reported on our International Updates page.

Highlights from April (PDF):
  • A New Field of Technical Activity – Musical Instruments
  • Don’t miss the chance to be part of Australia’s trade future
  • Establishment of Project Committee ISO/PC 317 – Consumer protection: Privacy by design for consumer goods and services
  • How safe is your car from hackers?

Sector Update

Read about the latest standards development news in your industry sector on our Sector Updates.

Drafts Open for Comment

The public comment process provides an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to make valuable contributions. View draft standards open for comment.