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Monash Health employees can access Australian and international standards by following the instructions in this guide. For any assistance, click on the chat button or email

What are standards?

Standards Australia describes a standard as "...voluntary documents that set out specifications, procedures and guidelines that aim to ensure products, services, and systems are safe, consistent, and reliable." Staff can access standards by following the instructions in this guide.

What is Standards Australia?

Standards Australia are representatives of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), we are also specialists in the development and adoption of internationally-aligned standards in Australia.

The below video provides an introduction to Standards.

How to access an Australian Standard

Employees can access standards directly, by creating an individual account with Intertek Inform To do this:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with the UserID 2205130316 and the password Welcome@123
  3. Enter your last name and location eg Smith/Clayton
  4. Search for a Standard. Australian Standards are free. Other standards will come at a cost to be charged to your department.
  5. Click on the Download button to access.
  6. Follow the prompts to register for a new account. Make sure you enter your Monash Health email address.
  7. You will receive a code to your email address. Enter this code when prompted.
  8. Enter your log in details. 
  9. Download the PDF.

Unlocking Standards - If a standard is not part of the Monash Health subscription, it will need to be 'unlocked'. This means a payment is required to get a copy supplied.

If you need to have this standard, and you have been given appropriate permission to purchase a copy, you will need to:

  • Access your SAI Global account
  • Go to Search Standards
  • Enter document number and select specific type eg ISO Standard - from the Publisher.
  • Once processed and 'unlocked' (by Library staff) - you will then directly receive a copy of the standard along with the bill/invoice which needs to be approved/paid by you or your department.

    NB: if a standard only has a 'Buy' option, please contact the Library for further assistance by emailing - 

  • Click the Request Unlock button.
  • Complete the form and submit. 

Searching on SAI Global platform - To find a standard, log onto the site, you will see the search screen. 

  • Search by using a standard document number: eg AS 4688.1, document title or keyword, select the Publisher from the drop down menu eg AS-Standards Australia.
  • Once located, select the Download button, you can then either view and/or print document – you cannot save as pdf file as licence/software restrictions are in place to prevent this. 

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