1. Project Proposal
Any proposal to develop, revise or amend an Australian Standard® comes from the Australian community. The proposal is required to go through Standards Australia's project prioritisation and selection process.
For further information on the proposal process, please refer to Submitting a Proposal.
3. Drafting the Standard
In this stage working groups provide the technical content to write the standard. These working groups report to the technical committee on the scope and timeliness of the work.
4. Public Comment
This stage ensures that the broader community has an opportunity to review the content and direction of the document prior to its completion. Drafts are available to the public for comment for nine weeks.
All comments from the public are considered in detail by the technical committee and, if necessary, further drafting is undertaken.
View the full list of drafts currently available for public comment
In some cases, the committee may propose to combine public comment and approval (ballot) of the standard. This depends on the extent and complexity of the proposals, and the level of consultation and review needed.
Prior to publication, the committee votes on the final draft. Committee members may vote affirmatively (with or without comment) or negatively. To be considered, negative votes must be accompanied by technical substantiation.
For the standard to be published, consensus must be reached in accordance with our standardisation guides