Australia's Standard and Conformance Infrastructure
Australia boasts a world class standards and conformance infrastructure which underpins and supports virtually every aspect of our everyday life. A number of bodies 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 recent publication of Australia's Standards and Conformance Infrastructure - An Essential Foundation explains the individual and combined contributions of these organisations, and places the Australian infrastructure in the regional and international framework.
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.