Australia's Standard and Conformance Infrastructure
About the standards and conformance infrastructure
Australia's world class standards and conformance infrastructure underpins and supports virtually every aspect of our everyday life. A number of organisations comprise Australia's standards and conformance infrastructure. These are:
These organisations each have unique roles in Australia's standards and conformance infrastructure. Their complementary activities contribute to the national interest and public benefit.
The Australia's Standards and Conformance Infrastructure - An Essential Foundation publication explains the individual and combined contributions of these organisations, and places the Australian infrastructure in the regional and international framework.
Memoranda of Understanding
The Australian Government has had Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Standards Australia and NATA since 1988, and the MoUs frame the Government's policy relationship with the organisations.
In 2012-13 the MoUs were reviewed and refined. The current MoUs with Standards Australia and NATA were signed on 17 May 2013 and 21 May 2013 respectively.