There are many Standards-writing organisations that may be eligible to become an accredited Standards Development Organisation and receive formal recognition as a developer of Australian Standards.
Benefits of accreditation include:
- Ownership of the Standards development process in terms of determining the level of resources and timeframes to meet its sector requirements in consultation with stakeholders.
- Building stakeholder confidence in the organisation by involving all sections of the sector in the development of Australian Standards.
- A more efficient and effective industry / sector through the promotion and adoption of nationally recognised Australian Standards.
Under the ABSDO process, the accredited SDO retains full control and intellectual property rights over the Australian Standards they develop.