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SDAC communique August 2022

The Standards Development & Accreditation Committee (SDAC) is a Committee of the Standards Australia Board. The committee assists us to fulfill our responsibilities as Australia’s peak national standards body, and meets regularly to discuss the wide range of matters relating to standards development and accreditation work.

Often unseen, SDAC has been referred to by many as the engine room of Standards Australia, powering our contributors to get things done.

Since October 2020, a Communique of SDAC meetings is being made available to stakeholders. The goal is to provide a direct insight into the discussions and recommendations of the committee and reflects our commitment to lead with transparency and include stakeholders in our processes.

You can access the August 2022 SDAC communique (PDF) and further details on SDAC and its members on our website.

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New Pilot Subscription Model

Standards Australia is pleased to announce a pilot program for an innovative new subscription model for users of standards.

This new model – known as Named User Access – aims to meet the expectations of our customers and other stakeholders, by modernising access to standards and enabling Standards Australia to serve Australians into the future.

Find out more here

Voice of Customer Quarterly Results

Standard Australia’s Voice of Customer program is designed to give customers the opportunity to provide feedback about their experience working with us. This program is critical to ensure that customer needs drive business priorities.

The core purpose of this program focuses on capturing and acting on stakeholder feedback and is an important driver for understanding our stakeholder needs and expectations.  

In May 2022, the company launched the third wave of surveys to gather feedback from key stakeholder groups, allowing us to understand what we do well and where we need to improve.  

See the results to-date here.

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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.

Click here to view our highlights from August (PDF):

•    ISO Annual Meeting 2022
•    Opportunity to review ISO 18295
•    IEC Smart city survey

Sector Update

Access the latest standards development news in your industry sector via our Sectors page.

Drafts Open for Comment

The public comment process provides an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to make valuable contributions. With the launch of our new public comment platform, draft standards currently open for comment are now available via Connect