Finding Standards and Patents

This guide will help you understand what standards are, how they are used and how to find them.

Australian Standards

CQUniversity students have access to Australian Standards, an online collection of all AS, AS/NZ and AS/NZ/ISO standards.

Some international standards have been adopted by Australia and these can be identified by the AS/NZ/ISO prefix. If access is available to these standards they will be identified in the Standards Australia database by the "View Online Here" icon.

The Library does not provide access to other international standards such as British (BS), German (DIN), European (EN) or International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The Standards Australia database may list these standards in a search result list but those unavailable will be identified by a "Buy Now" icon.

Access Conditions: To read, download, save or print a standard, you must create an additional registration on the SAI Global site. Access to saved files expires after 5 days.
Maximum Users: 6 concurrent users. Please log out when you have finished your search session
Licence Conditions: The licence for this database does not allow for the electronic transmission of files, including sending by email.

To access Australian Standards site, please follow the link below.

Searching Australian Standards

Quick Search - type in the standard number or a keyword that describes the standard you are looking for.

Power Search - allows you to search on more than 1 keyword as well as limit your search to drafts or amendments or current or withdrawn standards.

Viewing Australian Standards

The Search Results will display which standards you may access as part of the Library's subscription.

 Click on the View Document icon to view the full text of the standard.

The document will open using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

You can print a copy of the standard for your own personal research and study, however as all of the standards are encrypted for security purposes, dowloading and storing the file is not permitted.