Who can and should join
Membership of the National Standards Development Organisation (NSDO) is open to the following:
- Collective stakeholder organisations, such as industry and professional associations with their own members.
- Individual stakeholder organisations such as government departments and instrumentalities, academic institutions or their individual units, private companies and the like.
Why you should join
NSDO welcomes Members who share its ideals of providing a forum to enable the development of nationally recognised standards and other standards related documents and services in areas where there is an identified need and where there is no other national standards development work in the areas covered by such standards.
What are the benefits
As a member of NSDO you will be publicly displaying your support for the aims expressed in the NSDO Constitution and thus the benefit of the work NSDO does. As a member you will also have the following additional benefits:
- All Members, contribute to the governance and direction of NSDO, such as by having their representatives attend Annual (and any other) General Meetings (GM) and Membership Assemblies (MA). In addition, Collective Organisational Members will have the right to have at least 2 representatives attend MAs, that amongst other things elects directors.
- All Members will have the right to purchase NSDO Standards at a discount (currently 100%) on the retail price and other NSDO deliverables at a discount (currently 50%). In addition, Collective Organisational Members will be able to pass on this discount facility to their members.
What is the liability
As NSDO is a company limited by guarantee, under the Corporations Act and the NSDO Constitution, the only liability Members have as guarantors is $2.00 if the organisation was to be wound up insolvently. The NSDO has a contractual relation with its current main benefactor to ensure it is unlikely to ever be insolvent. If NSDO was wound up, all of the intellectual property would be handed over to an organisation with similar aims and ideals, such as Standards Australia.
What is the cost
Currently there is no cost of joining NSDO and, while the NSDO Constitution does allow for the setting of membership dues, the NSDO Board has decided not to impose any membership fees during its first 5 years of operation.
How to apply
It’s simple, just complete a membership application form