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North Metropolitan TAFE Library: Australian Standards

User Registration now required 
A one-off User Registration is required to view or download an Australian Standard.

Once you have found your standard use the View Online Button to download

DO NOT USE the Download Button you will get stuck in a loop



Downloading and Viewing Standards Offline

You can only download to a device such as PC, MAC, Smart Phone or Tablet

The standard will only be able to be accessed from the device that you download it to

Follow the link below to find instructions for each device

What you need to know

Registration now required
: Staff and students will be prompted to Register an email address and create a password at the first attempt to view or download an Australian Standard. Once you are registered you will be prompted to login again every time you wish to view or download a Standard. 

Thereafter, downloaded pages will be watermarked with your name and email address. You are unable to circulate or share these documents.

Do you want to teach your class how to use the standards? Concerned about the single user licence? 

The good news is the entire class can;

  • access the standards page at the same time,
  • create user accounts, and
  • learn how to search. 

At this point the Lecturer can download a standard onto their device to demonstrate the process or use in class. 

The bad news is that only one user can download a standard at any one time. So remember to log out when you are done so the next user can access the database. 

Feel free to contact the Library if you would like some help.

‚ÄčAustralian Standards are available via our subscription to SAI Global for work and study purposes by current North Metropolitan TAFE students and staff.  

  • Automatic access is via the link above on-campus or off-campus using your Network login. The preferred browser is Google Chrome.
  • A one-off Registration is required using an email and created password. Use these each time thereafter to view or download a document. 
  • There is no need to include the prefix (AS) in the search box. Search by code number, keyword or title. 
  • To narrow the search results, pre-select the 'Within subscription' search option.
  • Non-active and Withdrawn Standards can be discovered by using the Power Search option.  
  • Full text Standards in PDF format may be viewed, downloaded or printed.
  • The digital copy is permanent and will not expire. 
  • The subscription allows 1 concurrent user. When finished, please use the 'subscription logout' to free up the licence. 
  • Automatic log-out occurs after 20 minutes of inactivity.
  • Register to create a 'favourites' list for easy access to your most frequently used Standards.
  • Individual Amendments are listed in search results and may be printed separate to the entire Standard.
  • With the exception of ISO 31000:2018, International Standards are not included in our subscription content. Search instead for 'Identical' Australian versions.

Standards are documents setting out specifications, procedures and guidelines. They are designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistent. State and Commonwealth governments often refer to Australian Standards® (AS) or joint Australian/New Zealand Standards (AS/NZS) in their legislation. They are based on industrial, scientific and consumer experience and are regularly reviewed to ensure they keep pace with new technologies. [Extract from Standards Australia

Our subscription to the Australian Standards collection provides full text access to:

  • All Australian Standards (current and withdrawn)
  • Joint ISO/Australian Standards
  • Joint NZ/Australian Standards
  • Current Draft Australian Standards
  • Amendments to the Australian Standards
  • Standards’ Australia Handbooks
  • Wood Solutions Design Guide WS08-2019, WS03-2012
  • Australian Business Excellence Framework GB 002-2011
  • ISO 31000:2018 : Risk management - Guidelines


2.3 The Customer shall keep any usernames and passwords confidential and will not disclose them to any persons that are not current employees and/or officers of the Customer and shall use all reasonable efforts to prevent any unauthorised access to the Service(s) and/or use of the Content and, in the event of such unauthorised access, shall immediately notify SAI Global.

Except as permitted under this Agreement, the Customer shall not:

(a) attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create a derivative work from, republish, adapt all or any part of the Products and/or the Content;

(b) reverse engineer, reverse compile or disassemble any or part of the Service(s);

(c) access all or part of the Service(s) in any way in order to build a product or service which competes with the Service(s);

(d) licence, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, display, disclose or otherwise commercially exploit or make the Service(s) and/or Content available to any third parties;

(e) attempt to obtain, or assist a third party to obtain access to the Service and/or Content other than as expressly provided in this clause 2; 

(f) distribute or share copies of the Goods, Products and/or the Content with any third party or embed or copy any part of the Goods, Products and/or the Content into any document that may be accessed by or distributed to any third party; and

(g) assemble a reference collection of the Goods, Products and/or the Content by accumulating or compiling more than 10% of publications that may be derived from Goods, Products and/or the Content in hard copy or other electronic format.

Electronic copy
In-text referencing
Format is - Corporate Author, Year
Example - (Standards Australia, 2018)


End-text referencing
Format is - Corporate Author. (Year). Title of standard (Standard no. XX). http://xxxx
Example - Standards Australia. (2018). Electrical installations (AS/NZS 3000:2018).


Print copy
In-text referencing
Format is - Corporate Author, Year
Example - (Standards Australia, 1998)


End-text referencing
Format is - Corporate Author. (Year). Title of standard (Standard no. XX). Publisher.
Example - Standards Australia. (1998). Guidelines for the design of eaves and box gutters  (HB 114:1998). Standards Australia.                

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