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Australian Standards Online: Getting Started

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Your Melbourne Polytechnic login

Your username is your student number with an "s" in front, e.g. s1234567

Your email address is your username with at the end, e.g.

Your default password is your date of birth YYYYMMDD, e.g. 19990704

Use this help page if you have any problems.


If you need help to access Australian Standards, please contact the library by chat, phone, email or Zoom.

Library chat is the blue icon on the bottom right

Phone: 9269 1349


Book a librarian for one-to-one support over Zoom or at a campus library

Library locations and opening hours

If you are printing on campus, use a Melbourne Polytechnic computer and sign in to Adobe Acrobat

Use a Melbourne Polytechnic computer if you wish to print an Australian Standard on campus. If you prefer a digital Australian Standard, you will need to use your own device.

Melbourne Polytechnic staff and student computers have Adobe Acrobat and the FileOpen plug-in installed already.

When you start Adobe Acrobat, you will be asked to sign in. Enter your student email address and click Continue:

Adobe sign in: enter your student email address


Choose "Company or School Account":

Select "Company or School Account"


Enter your Melbourne Polytechnic email address and password:

Enter your Melbourne Polytechnic email address and password


Tick "Don't show this again" and select "Yes" to stay signed in.

If you are using your own device, install Adobe Acrobat and the FileOpen plug-in

If you will be downloading Australian Standards to your own computer, laptop or phone, you will need to install software to open or print Australian Standards due to DRM (Digital Rights Management). SAI Global has provided answers to Frequently Asked Questions.

On Windows, Mac or Linux, install:

  1. Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) or Adobe Acrobat (paid)
  2. FileOpen plug-in

You can check whether the FileOpen plug-in is installed by opening the Adobe software and clicking on "Help" and "About Third-Party Plug-Ins". (If the plug-in isn't there, try closing and reopening the Adobe software.)

Adobe Acrobat Help menu and About Third-Party Plug-Ins


On an iPadiPhone or Android, install:

FileOpen icon

Icon by FileOpen Systems

FileOpen FAQ for iPad and iPhone

  • No need to install Adobe apps