Standards Australia has outlined changes to be implemented as part of its Technical Governance Review following extensive analysis.
Standards Australia General Manager – Operations Kareen Riley-Takos said “This is an exciting step forward for Standards Australia.”
“Each year, Standards Australia works with over 5,000 contributors to publish hundreds of standards meaning any step to improve our processes will have a substantial impact on a number of sectors,” Riley-Takos said.
The Technical Governance Review—underpinned by a report from cameron. ralph. Khoury—found Standards Australia should strive to be:
- More strategic in setting development priorities and articulating the cost/benefit and impact of its work
- More open in its processes with inclusion, transparency, and community accessibility being key themes in all areas of work
- More proactive in quality assurance with a focus on the quality of input, standards development decision making, and standards development dispute resolution
“We have been discussing how to improve the work of Standards Australia for some time now,” Riley-Takos said.
“We have engaged contributors, staff, nominating organizations, governments, and the Australian public to ensure the future of Standards Australia is one continuing to deliver beyond expectations.
“The initiatives identified for implementation are to be some of the most exciting changes to Standards Australia processes in its history, and we can all look forward to a more effective, efficient, and engaging process of developing standards for the Australian community.”
Click here for more information on Standards Australia’s Technical Governance Review Implementation Plan.