The Role of Standards Australia. International Training Program 2006 Standards Issues 8 th September 2006 Johit Daas. Johit Das . Projects Manager Communications, IT & e- Commerce Standards Australia. Agenda. Introduction to Standards Australia (SA) Standards development procedure
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International Training Program 2006
8th September 2006
Communications, IT & e- Commerce
Introduction to Standards Australia (SA)
Standards development procedure
Standards Australia committees
Standards Australia is recognized by the government as Australia’s peak standards body. It develops Australian Standards® of public benefit and national interest and supports excellence in design and innovation through the Australian Design Awards.
Standards Australia develops standards in the areas of Building, Utilities, Business, Community, Materials and Information Technology.
To excel in meeting Australia’s need for contemporary, internationally-aligned standards and related services which enhance the nation’s economic efficiency, international competitiveness, and fulfil the community desire for a safe and sustainable environment.
Standards Australia is not-for-profit.
It produces standards of public benefit and in the national interest. It is free from the pressure of creating standards based on their ability to ‘sell’.
Standards Australia is funded by:
A standard is a published document which
sets out specifications and procedures designed to ensure that a material, product, method or service is fit for its purpose
and consistently performs the way is was
meant to perform.
Standards are the common denominator
in countless business transactions.
They add value through enhanced organisational intelligence, operational
efficiency and deliver measurable
competitive advantage both nationally
and in overseas markets.
Standards promote confidence in products
and services. They establish order, provide convenience, safety, quality and reliability, compatibility of systems and components,
and they protect the environment.
Standards Australia facilitates the development of standards by bringing together a committee of experts from a wide range of representative interest groups to work to formulate or revise standards.
Broad-based representation and agreement results in a standard that best matches the needs and values of our society as a whole.
There are around 8,200 experts on 1576 technical committees.
Members of Standards Australia
- Commercial and retail interests;
- Trade unions;
- Research, academic and testing organizations;
- Professional bodies;
- Manufacturers and industry.
- Committee members work through a process of discussion and debate. They are obliged to work towards consensus;
Standards Australia committees use web-based authoring and document management tools.
New video-conferencing technology is currently being explored to enable ‘virtual’ committees.
An ever-increasing proportion of work involved in developing a standard can now be done remotely, keeping the cost of committee meetings to a minimum.
Creating a new Australian Standard
Draft for Public Comment
Consideration of Comment
Draft for Postal Ballot
The Published Standard
Observance of Australian Standards® is voluntary unless they are mandated by a contract or commonwealth or state government legislation.
Currently, about 2400 of the total 6856 standards published have become mandatory by government legislation.
- 535 standards published
- 600 drafts issued
- 22 other publications
- 1576 technical committees
- 8200 committee members
- 119 Standards Australia staff
- 17 ISO/IEC/JTC secretariats
- Quality management systems (AS/NZS ISO 9000)
- Risk management (AS/NZS 4360)
- General conditions of contract (AS 4000)
- Corporate governance (AS 8000-4)
- National timber framing code (AS 1684)
- Electrical installations, wiring rules (AS/NZS 3000)
The ADA, a division of Standards Australia, is a national program dedicated to raising the profile and significance of professional design in Australia.
The Awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in design and innovation through a world-renowned application and assessment process.
For more info: www.designawards.com.au
Our standards, Australian Standards®, are published, distributed and marketed by SAI Global under a license agreement.
Royalties paid to Standards Australia, from this agreement, are put back into the business of developing standards of public benefit and national interest.
Standards Australia is Australia’s member of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand enjoy a close working relationship underpinned by a memorandum of understanding.
Standards Australia adopts International Standards wherever possible.
Australia's obligations under the World Trade Organization's Code of Practice.
33% of current Australian Standards are fully or substantially aligned with International Standards.
Member of Joint Technical Committee (JTC1) of IEC & ISO on Information Technology
- CISPR (International Special Committee on Radio Interference)
- TC 77 A, B & C (Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
- TC 80 (Maritime navigation and radiocommunication equipment and systems)
- TC 106 (Human Exposure to EM fields)
TE-003 Electromagnetic Compatibility
TE-007 Human Exposure to EM Fields
RC-004 Radiocommunications Equipment Maritime
RC-006 Radiocommunications Equipment General
CT-001 Communications Cabling
CT-002 Broadcasting & Related Services
Is the peak national committee
TE-003 adopts IEC CISPR documents
Responsible for Australian representation on international EMC standards setting bodies
Contact point for otherSA committees on EMC issues
Oversees the work of its subcommittees
Composed of representatives from nominating organisations
Monitors and prepares Australia's position on issues arising
Final Australian vote on draft International Standard
Development of AS/NZS EMC standards
A sub-committee is constituted to consider matters arising from AS/NZS standards development.
Review comments and/or negative votes
Prepare draft Australian variations to international or regionalstandards
e.g. Broadband over Powerline (BPL) Communications
Maritime Safety Standards
- Personal locator beacons AS/NZS 4280:2005 Amds
- Maritime Survivor locating systems AS/NZS 4869:2006
- Short range devices AS/NZS 4268:2003 + Amd1&2
- Site standards AS/NZS 3516:200X parts 1 & 2
Modifies International Standards
Develops home grown Standards
CCM is the industry reference document on regulations and Standards.
- Guidance on regulatory licensing regime
- Relevant Standards & communications guide
Develops home grown cabling Standards
Four modules: Target Date is December 2006
Module 1: HB 243:2006 Australian regulatory arrangements
Module 2: HB 29:2006 Communications cabling handbook
Module 3: HB 252:2006 Residential communications cabling handbook
Module 4: Regulatory Standards:
AS/ACIF S008:2006, Requirements for authorised cabling products
AS/ACIF S009:2006, Installation requirements for customer cabling (Wiring Rules)
A series of Voluntary Standards: AS/NZS 308X series and related ISO/IEC Standards
Standards are living documents, which reflect progress in science, technology and systems.
They define quality and safety criteria for producers and users, and also encourage consumers to accept products and services more readily, when they accord with Standard requirements.
Standards Australia Limited 286 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: 02 8206 6000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsites: www.standards.org.au