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An Essential Foundation
Issue date: 
Jul 2016
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

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. Their complementary activities contribute to the national interest and public benefit.

This 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 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) with Standards Australia and NATA since 1988, and the MoUs frame the Government's policy relationship with the organisations.

Primary documents:

PDF icon Australia's Standards and Conformance Infrastructure [609KB PDF]

File Australia's Standards and Conformance Infrastructure [62KB DOCX]

Supporting documents: