Our Standardisation Guides set out the policies and processes for the development of standards and other technical documents.

Preparing Standards (SG-001)
This guide describes:
  • General policies and processes for both Australian and joint Australian/New Zealand Standards
Structure and Operation of Standardisation Committees (SG-002)
This guide describes:
  • The basic structure of committees
  • The processes by which committees are set up and maintained
Standards and Other Publications (SG-003)
This guide describes:
  • The range of possible outcomes from the standardisation process
  • The purpose and structure of Standards
  • Other technical publications
Roles and Responsibilities in Standardisation (SG-004)
This guide describes:
  • The operational roles and responsibilities of all participants, including:
    • Committee members
    • Nominating organisations
    • Project managers
Technical Governance and Advisory Structures for the Standards Development Process (SG-005)
This guide describes:
  • The governance of Standards Australia’s development activities
Rules for the Structure and Drafting of Australian Standards® (SG-006)
This guide describes:
  • Rules for the structure and drafting of both Australian and joint Australian/New Zealand Standards 
Adoption of International Standards (SG-007)
This guide describes:
  • The adoption process of International Standards as Australian or joint Australian/New Zealand Standards 
Preparation of Standards for Legislative Adoption (SG-009)
This guide describes:
  • How to ensure consistency between the Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards® 
  • How standards should reflect the needs of the Australian community and government 
  • Guidelines for committees developing standards that may be referenced in Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation to ensure consistency with legal requirements in Australia
  • How to develop Australian Standards® referenced by water utilities that meet their contractual or regulatory requirements 
Australian Involvement in International Standardisation (SG-015)
This guide describes:
  • Australia's participation in preparing international Standards through ISO and IEC
  • A summary of the international procedures
Participation by Consumers in Standardisation (SG-020)
This guide describes:
  • The role of the consumer representative on a technical committee

Competition Law Guidelines

Our Competition Law Guidelines set out how matters of market competition are dealt with through the standards process.

Patent Policy and Licensing Declaration

Our Patent Policy outlines how patents may be incorporated into standards or other technical documents. The Patent Statement and Licensing Declaration Form supports this policy and is to be completed by patent holders when patent rights are being considered as a requirement of a standard or other document.

View patent declarations submitted to Standards Australia.