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Building and Construction: Australian Standards

User Agreement

By accessing and/or downloading Australian Standards via SAI Global, students/staff agree to the "Australian Standards User Agreement"

Step-by-Step Instructions - Printable

PLEASE NOTE: SAI GLOBAL is NOT compatible with iOS devices (e.g. iPhones and iPads). You will need to use a computer to access SAI Global.

Note to staff: After registering with SAI Global, please submit your downloaded Standard as an attachment to a Printing Request Form found on the Reprographics page of the Staff Intranet.

Step-by-Step Instructions - Video

Open Internet Browser and go to

Click on Australian Standards & Building Codes"

Click on "Australian Standards Online (SAI Global)"

Login using your South West TAFE computer login credentials. If you do not know your login credentials, please contact SWTAFE Customer Service at 1300 548 911.

Type in the search box the standards you are looking for (e.g. 3008.1.1:2017) and click the "Search" button.

Click on "View Document"

Please note: If you see "View Users" instead of "View Document", then someone is already logged in to the database. The database can only be used by one person at a time, so you will need to try again later.

ATTENTION: As of the 1st of July 2020, all staff and students are required by SAI Global to Register an account before viewing, downloading or printing any Australian Standard. Your name and email address will be stamped on the downloaded document. In this step we will complete the Registration Process...

New Users: Click on "New Registration" button

Returning Users: Enter the login details that were emailed to you when you registered, then proceed to Step 11.

(For new users only)

Type your details in the boxes: First name, Last name, Email Address, and then click "Verify My Email"

(For new users only)

Check your email for the code that SAI Global has just sent. Type it in the box and click "Submit".

(For new users only)

Check your email for your username and password that SAI Global has just sent. Type it in the boxes and click "Continue".

Your Australian Standard is now available to view or to download. To view the Standard click on "Open Document". 

To download the Standard for saving or printing, continue with step 12...

To save the Australian Standard, right click on "Save File" and then click on "Save link as..."

Save the file.

Please note: all saved files will automatically expire and display a "Green screen" when viewed after 48 hours.

To submit the file for printing and binding by South West TAFE's Printing Service, continue with step 14...


Email the downloaded file as an attachment to 

Your email must also contain the following details:

  • Name
  • Student Number
  • Mobile Number
  • Type of binding: Black Strip (Heat Binding) or Plastic Spiral Binding

A staff member will contact you to arrange for payment and collection.


Printing Process - Flowcharts

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