"Standards are published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to. They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria" (Standards Australia).
Standards are developed by various bodies, agencies, trade and professional association. Some standards are voluntary. Others are enforced by legislation - mandatory.
Standards Australia, an independent organisation, produces most of the Australian standards. Its policy is to adopt International Standards wherever possible.
The Library subscribes to standards databases, searchable by keyword or standard number. As some databases may include other material, look for an option to limit your search to standards only.
Note: Some databases have limited access licenses. If you cannot access them initially try again later.
Below are the key Library databases that include standards:
The Library has some standards in print format. These can be found using the Library Catalogue.
Know the exact title? Type the exact title into the search box and select the Title option. For example: SAA Loading Code. However, you may need to check the publication date to see if it's the most current standard.
If you are searching for standards on a topic try the Library databases - see below.
For information about subject specific standards, go to the following subject guides: