Engineers Australia encourages its members to participate in the work of the Standards development committees whenever possible and values each nominee’s contributions.
Advantages of volunteering on a committee include:
- opportunity to expand your professional network
- contribute to the development and review of Standards using your specialised expertise
- claim Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours for your work under Type V (Service to the Engineering Profession)
- opportunity to expand upon and increase your knowledge, skills and experience.
Standards Australia is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the establishment and acceptance of standards that ensure the safety and consistency of Australian goods, products and services. As the nation's peak non-government body committed to standards, Standards Australia promotes an Australian presence in international standards and works towards efficacy and sustainability.
Please visit Standards Australia: Our Process to view the six main stages in the development of an Australian Standard.
Please contact Standards Australia if you have any questions about this process.
An important stage in the development of an Australian Standard is the Public Comment period. Engineers Australia encourages members to use the Public Comment period to provide their view on its provisions. All comments are considered in detail by the relevant committee and, if necessary, further drafting is undertaken.
Please register and view current standards seeking public comment at Standards Australia.
If you are interested in being an Engineers Australia (EA) representative on a Standards Australia (SA) committee, please complete the Expression of Interest (EOI) form and submit along with a copy of your current CV. Please indicate your area of interest/experience, also specifying the committee (if listed below) you are interested in being an EA representative on.
Current committees seeking EOIs
BD-032 Composite Construction
BD-038 Wet Areas in Buildings
BD-042 Methods of Testing Concrete
CE-009 Testing of Soils for Engineering Purposes
CE-032 Earth Retaining Structures
CH-003 Paints and Related Materials
CS-034 Swimming and Pool Spas Committee
EL-006 Industrial Switchgear and Controlgear
EL-007 Power Switchgear
EL-008 Power Transformers
EL-048 Wind energy generation systems
EL-069 Automation systems and integration
IT-032 Biometrics and Identification
IT-043 Artificial Intelligence
ME-060 Controlled Environment
MN-002 Iron Ores and Direct Reduced Iron
MN-012 Mine Closure and Reclamation Management
MT-002 Copper and Copper Alloys
MT-009 Metal Finishing
PL-046 Rotationally Moulded Storage Tanks
SV-001 Space Systems and Operations Committee
TM-012 Timber Grading and Preservation
WS-041 Service activities - water supply and wastewater systems
WS-042 Passive Grease Traps