Standards Australia has different proposal options available to best suit your standards development requirements.

Find the appropriate proposal form for your needs below.

Getting Started


Type of Proposal

Proposal Form

1 Revision of an existing standard Standards Development Projects
2 Creation of an entirely new standard Standards Development Projects
3 Proposing Australian participation in an international standards committee International Participation
4 Identical adoption of an international standard Identical Adoption
5 Modified adoption of an international standard for the Australian context Standards Development Projects
6 Propose that a Technical Writer or Independent Facilitator is appointed to a Technical Committee to support standards development projects Technical Writer or Independent Facilitator
Stakeholder Engagement Managers can provide guidance and advice regarding the requirements and completion of a proposal form. They can also provide information on work underway in your sector of interest and the various pathways for development.

Preparing Your Proposal

All projects are selected based on four key criteria:

  1. Net benefit case
  2. Well-defined scope of work
  3. Stakeholder consultation and support
  4. The availability of Standards Australia resources

For assistance in understanding the process, please read the SA Guide to Project Prioritisation Criteria and Process.

Project Funding

The two main standards development pathways are:
1. Resourced through Standards Australia
This option makes use of our resources, expertise and infrastructure to develop standards. Stakeholders are required to commit and actively contribute to projects over a set period of time.
2. Externally Funded
Stakeholders can access customised solutions, greater resourcing choices, and accelerated project timeframes through the externally funded pathway. Project proposals must meet the same net benefit and stakeholder support requirements. The funding entity is not given any preferential consideration in relation to the technical content or the outcome of the standard.
Read our Standards Development Pathways Guide for more information.

When to Submit

Project Prioritisation

Standards Australia now accepts all types of proposals at any time throughout the year.
Proposals that meet all key quality criteria will be assessed and resourced on a monthly basis.

Assistance and Support

For further information or if you have any queries, contact a Stakeholder Engagement Manager.