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Australian Standards Online: How to Access and Search

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Standards for plumbing, waterproofing, carpentry and electrical students

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

Access anywhere, on or off-campus

Melbourne Polytechnic students and staff can access Australian standards through the library website by selecting Databases A-Z, then Australian Standards Online.

Tip: If you are using a Melbourne Polytechnic computer on campus, avoid using the Chrome browser. (Chrome's Incognito mode causes SAI Global to show the login screen repeatedly.)


Log in

When accessing online resources, including Australian standards, you will be asked to enter your Melbourne Polytechnic username and password on a screen that looks like this.

View document and register on SAI Global

When you click on View Document, you will be asked to register on SAI Global.

Use your student or staff email address. This will become your username.

You will be sent a verification code to your email address. Please check both the Inbox and the Junk Email folder.

The next time you use the database you can sign in using the same username and password.

Log out

Only four users can be logged into the SAI global website at one time. When you are finished be sure to click logout so other people can use the database.