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Australian Standards Online: Campus Computer

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Step 1: Login to a Melbourne Polytechnic computer

Your username is "s" and your student number, e.g. s1234567

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

Use this help page if you have any problems.

Step 2: Open Adobe Acrobat and sign in

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

Start Adobe Acrobat and sign in with your student email address.

Your student email address is "s", your student number, and "", e.g. 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.

When you click on the Help menu, you should see About Third-Party Plug-Ins and the FileOpen Client. If it doesn't appear, try closing and reopening Adobe Acrobat.

Step 3: Open a browser and search for Australian Standards

Use any browser except Chrome. (Chrome's Incognito mode causes SAI Global to show the login screen repeatedly.)

Go to SAI Global's Australian Standards website:

If you know the Australian Standard number, type it in Document Number on the top left.

Otherwise, type a keyword in Document title or keyword:

Two things to remember when you are going through your search results:

  • Get the most recent, up-to-date version of the Australian Standard
  • Get the full Australian Standard that includes all amendments.

Here's an example. When searching for 5601.1, the search results are:

The fifth search result, AS/NZS 5601.1:2013, is the full standard including all amendments. The other search results are the amendments by themselves.

Step 4: Register or sign in with SAI Global

When the Download button is clicked, SAI Global will ask you to register or sign in:

If this is your first time using SAI Global, click on New Registration to enter your email address and create a password.

After registering, SAI Global will send a verification email. Please check both your Inbox and the Junk Email folder for the verification email.

Step 5: Download, view and print the Australian Standard

Now that you are registered on SAI Global, download all the Australian Standards that you need. Most browsers will download files into the Downloads folder, but you can change this if you like.

Remember that you can only open the Australian Standard in Adobe Acrobat with the FileOpen plug-in. If you try to open the Australian Standard in your browser, it will give you an error message.

Open Adobe Acrobat, click the File menu and Open, and go to the Downloads folder to open Australian Standards. You can also print the files if you wish by clicking on File and Print:

Step 6: Log out of the Australian Standards website

Melbourne Polytechnic has a very limited number of user licenses for SAI Global, so please Log Out (top right) after you have finished downloading:


This screen appears after you log out: