This page will help you find relevant industry information on your product so you can complete your literature review and specification (Assessment 2).
Remember always read all the information provided on your course website related to your assessment to understand exactly what you need to do.
Once your team has selected your product you need to find out:
What relevant standards are there in Australia that related to the manufacturing and installation of this product?
Who manufactures this product in Australia? Do they meet these standards?
What relevant industry bodies are stakeholders in setting these standards?
The example used here will be:
Even though this will be different to the product your team will be investigating, the search skills shown can be applied to your product.
Before you start searching in relevant databases or websites, think about what you already know and what you need to find out.
|metal cladding||peak body||production||building|
These are terms that you can start to use in your searches.
Tip: You can use a thesaurus to help you think of more terms.
Your group may find it valuable to do some initial searches in the Library Collection and Google to find out more about your product.
Try a basic search in the Library collection:
Some websites you might want to explore include:
To find relevant Australian standards you will need to search:
Topic search example
A topic search is a good way to get started if you are not sure what you are looking for.
Looking for clues
This search allowed me to find:
When I opened the standard I could see other relevant standards in the Preface, Scope and General section that could be of use like:
There may be many standards relevant to your product.
Industry – is a group of companies or manufacturers that provide a particular service or product within an economy. Many industries have peak bodies within certain economies that decide standards that these services or products must adhere to.
Manufacturers – are companies or people that produce goods within the economy. Manufacturers often need to adhere to set standards or guidelines set by an industry peak body to ensure quality.
Adapted from Oxford English Dictionary entries on:
for example, the peak body that set standards for Aluminium in Australia is:
Many companies in Australia manufacture aluminium products in Australia, for example:
Ideas for finding industry information
Try searching the Internet to find relevant statutory bodies within your state.
Explore the beginning of any standards you have found that are relevant. Who helped put together the standard? This might give you some ideas for further searching.
Try searching in the database IBISWorld.