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— Adrian O'Connell, Chief Executive

World Standards Day

As the Australian member of ISO and IEC, together with other national standards bodies, we recognise and thank the individuals and members who contribute their expertise to standards development. We also celebrate how standards impact and shape daily life.  
 
The theme for this year’s World Standards Day is 'Shared vision for a better world’ and focuses on how standards can help achieve the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all UN member states in 2015. These goals focus on social imbalances, the development of sustainable economies, and addressing climate change and its consequences.   
 
World Standards day reminds us of our mission and the value of the work involved in standards development.  We thank you for being part of a contributor and supporter of our work.
 
You can read more here.

Voice of Customer

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Working Together to Build Better Outcomes

Set the Standard Podcast

Aged Standards open for consultation

To keep our catalogue contemporary and relevant, we are seeking feedback on a number of Aged Standards (documents over ten years old), belonging to inactive Technical Committees. Let us know if these standards are still used by your industry or community by Friday 17 December 2021.
 
Learn more on our Aged Standards Review page.

Incubating Capacity for Critical and Emerging Technology Standards

This month, we partnered with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to deliver a four-day series of digital summits and masterclasses.
‘Incubating Capacity for Critical and Emerging Technology Standards' focused on critical and emerging technologies in the ASEAN region.
 
From October 25th, participants learned about Artificial Intelligence, Smart Cities, Advanced Manufacturing and Standards and Statecraft from a range of expert speakers.
 
We’ll be sharing further detail of the event in November via our news site.

Guidance on effective virtual and hybrid meetings

Following the recent release of the joint ISO/IEC ‘Guidance document on effective virtual and hybrid meetings’, Standards Australia will be holding information sessions for Australian Chairs and Convenors of international technical committees and Chairs of Australian National Mirror Committees. Presenters will provide an overview of the guidance to support Australian Chairs and Convenors in this transition. Two sessions will be held on:
 
Tuesday 16 November, 10-11am AEST
Thursday 18 November, 2-3pm AEST
 
Please register in advance to secure your spot.

In Conversation with Lynne Bilston (Chair of CS-085)

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 October (PDF).
 
Upcoming Info Sessions:

  • Guidance on Effective Virtual and Hybrid Meetings
  • Small hydropower plants (SHP plants): New Field of Technical Activity
  • Australia represented on Advisory Committee for Electricity Transmission and Distribution
  • Webinar on International Standards and International Trade

Sector update

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 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.