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Update on Second Phase of Aged Standards Review

Standards Australia is committed to maintaining a contemporary and relevant catalogue of Australian Standards which add net benefit to the Australian community. The Aged Standards Review is one of the ways in which Standards Australia gives effect to that commitment.

We are currently in the second stage of the review where we are seeking the views of the general public, nominating organisations and a broad range of stakeholders about all aged standards that do not fall within the area of oversight of any active technical committee.

Australian Standards which have not been revised for more than 10 years, are not referenced in regulation and do not fall within the area of oversight of any active committee are being proposed to be withdrawn after a period of public consultation. There will be a 9 week consultation period on the list of Australian Standards proposed for withdrawal, which is released in batches and by sector.

As announced in our May E-News, the consultation period for the first 3 sectors opened on 12 May 2015 and will end on 14 July 2015:

  • Mining;
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Food; and
  • Water and Waste Services.

The consultation period for the following 5 sectors opened on 17 June 2015 and will end on 19 August 2015:

  • Public Safety, Public Administration, Business and Management;
  • Transport and Logistics;
  • Consumer Products, Services and Safety;
  • Health and Community Services; and
  • Electrotechnology and Energy. 

To see a list of Australian Standards proposed for withdrawal, visit our Aged Standards page and click on the relevant sector.

We are seeking your views. If an Australian Standard on the list is still being used in your industry or community and you object to its withdrawal, we want to hear from you. Please reply to the Aged Standards Team (agedstandards@standards.org.au) specifying which Standard (number, title and publication year) and justification for your concerns.

Please be advised that the status of “withdrawn" indicates that a publication is not up-to-date technically; no longer reflects current practice; is not suitable for new and existing applications; or is not compatible with current national views and expectations.

It is still possible, however, for a withdrawn standard or publication to be used within an industry, community or by a government if they choose to do so. One reason for this may be because there are no replacement technical documents readily available.

For your information, withdrawn standards are still available from SAI Global.

Please feel free to reach out to us on 1800 035 822 or agedstandards@standards.org.au

Thank you for taking the time to help us maintain a contemporary and relevant catalogue of Australian Standards for the net benefit of Australia.

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