How-to guideAustralian & International Standards User Guide

Locate and access Standards that Department services, systems and products require to meet safety, quality and compliance requirements.

 

On this page

About Standards Online

Before you start searching Standards Online

Before you view a Standard

How to search Standards Online

How to purchase a Standard

 

About Standards Online

The Department provides access to Australian and international Standards on the SAI Global Standards Online platform.

The SAI Global Standards Online platform provides:

  • Online storage and access to 170+ subscription-active Standards for the Department of Health
  • A searchable library of 1.6M+ national and international Standards from 360+ publishers

 

Before you start searching Standards Online

Before searching for Standards on the SAI Global platform the following is required:

  • A Department of Health computer. Access is onsite only
  • Installation of FileOpen plugin software
Installing the FileOpen plugin on your Department computer

1. Click the Start icon in bottom left corner of your computer desktop to open menu

Image of Start icon for Department workstation

2. Click on Software Center under Systems Utilities tab
3. Search "sai global" to locate the SAI Global FileOpen application
4. Click on the SAI Global FileOpen application and complete installation
Image of a screenshot of the Department's Software Center and searching for the SAI Global File Open plugin software

 

Before you view a Standard

To view, download or purchase a Standard, individual user registration and sign-in is required.

The first time you attempt to open or download an Australian or international Standard you will be prompted to create an individual user registration.

Subsequent requests for downloads will require signing into your individual account.

Image of a screenshot of the Individual User Registration form

 

How to search Standards Online

SAI Global Standards Online is located on EPOCH's Guidelines & Standards tab

There are three main options to search for Department-subscribed (unlocked) and/or non-subscribed (locked) Standards.

Option 1 Search Standards

The default search option that allows searching by keyword, title or document number and the ability to filter by "subscription only", publication date or status.

Image of screenshot of SAI Global's Search Standards mode

Option 2 My Subscribed Documents

A browsable list of unlocked Standards licensed to the Department of Health.

Click Tools on top menu and select My Subscribed Documents.

Image of screenshot displaying location of the My Subscribed Documents option

Option 3 Subject - ICS Search

A browsable list of Australian and international Standards organised by subject category.

Click Tools on top menu and select Subject - ICS Search.

Image of screenshot displaying location of the Subject - ICS Search option

 

How to purchase a Standard

Standards with an active subscription in the Department have a Download button.

Image of a screenshot of a Standard licensed to the Department of Health as indicated by the Download button

Standards that are not licensed to the Department have a Request Unlock button.

Image of a screenshot of a Standard not licensed to the Department of Health as indicated by the Request Unlock button

Department staff who want to access a Standard not licensed to the Department of Health need to purchase the Standard to "unlock" the document.

To unlock a Standard requires:

  • Individual user registration and/or login
  • Your business unit/area cost centre code for invoicing
  • Processing by Library Services, the Standards administrator
Unlocking a Standard

1. Click Request Unlock adjacent to the required Standard to generate an online form and purchase price
2. Note the cost for the Standard and fill in the compulsory fields in Your Details
3. Click Submit Form
Image of a screenshot of the Request Unlock form

An email is sent to Library Services with your request. Library Services will contact you via email within one business day to obtain your cost code and arrange order processing and delivery.

Once a Standard is unlocked it is available for perpetual access as a Department of Health subscription via the SAI Global Standards Online platform.