Standards

Standards Australia define standards as published documents setting out specifications and procedures designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistently perform the way they were intended to. They establish a common language which defines quality and safety criteria.

Standards can be guidance documents including:

  • Australian standards®
  • international standards and joint standards
  • codes
  • specifications
  • handbooks
  • guidelines

Finding standards

Many Australian and international standards can be accessed via the links below or by searching Library collection for print standards. Please be aware that not all standards are held by UNSW Library. Only those standards to which the Library subscribes will be accessible.

Australian standards

AS: Australian standards (via SAI global)
Full text access to current versions of subscribed Australian standards, joint Australian/New Zealand standards and joint Australian/New Zealand/ISO standards.

National construction code: building code of Australia + Standards and plumbing code of Australia (via SAI global)

Bridge design code (via SAI global)
Search the SAI global database for AS5100 to access the Bridge design code.

Australia New Zealand food standards code

Australian design rules
Standards for vehicle safety, anti-theft and emissions apply to vehicles manufactured in Australia or imported as new or second hand vehicles.

International standards

ISO: International standards (via SAI global)
Full text access to subscribed ISO standards.

ASTM standards (via IHS)
Full text access to subscribed ASTM standards.

ACI: American Concrete Institute standards (via IHS)
Full text access to subscribed ACI standards.

ANSI: American National Standards Institute (via SAI global)
Search and preview abstracts for ANSI standards. To order a print copy, submit a Purchase recommendation form.

API: American Petroleum Institute standards (via IHS)
Full text access to subscribed API standards.

ASCE: American Society of Civil Engineers standards (via ASCE Library)
Full text access to subscribed ASCE standards. (Also available via Engineering workbench IHS)

BSI: British standards (via SAI global)
Search and preview abstracts for BSI standards. To order a print copy, submit a Purchase recommendation form.

DIN: German Institute for Standardization standards (via SAI global)
Search and preview abstracts to DIN standards. To order a print copy, submit a Purchase recommendation form.

ETSI: European Telecommunications Institute standards (via SAI global)
Search and preview abstracts for ETSI standards. To order a print copy, submit a Purchase recommendation form.

EN: European standards (via SAI global)
Request to unlock through the SAI global database. Check for Australian or ISO equivalents first.

IEEE Xplore: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Full text access to subscribed IEEE standards.

IEC: International Electrotechnical Commission standards (via SAI global)
Full text access to subscribed IEC standards.

JSA: Japanese Standards Association (via SAI global)
Request to unlock through the SAI global database. Check for Australian or ISO equivalent first.

SAE digital library
Full text access to subscribed SAE technical papers.

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