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Australian Standards i2i: Search, Download & Open

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Search for an Australian Standard

  1. Go to the Australian Standards website and log in using your Melbourne Polytechnic student email address and chosen password.
  2. You're now ready to begin searching. 
  3. If you know the number of the standard you are looking for, type it into the Document Number search box. Otherwise, type a keyword into the Document title or keyword search box.


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.

Download Australian Standards

Once you've found the right standard you can choose to view online or download it.

You can download as many standards as you like. They will all be marked along the left side with your details.



  • Australian Standards are locked to the computer or device you download them on
  • You can't save them to a USB or the cloud
  • You can't send them as an email

Opening Australian Standards

To Open Australian Standards you need to have one of the approved pdf viewers installed on your computer. 

Melbourne Polytechnic computers already have Adobe Acrobat installed. If you are using your own device you will need to install one of the approved viewers. 


Windows Mac
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Adobe Acrobat Pro Adobe Acrobat Pro
PDF-XChange Editor  


  • On campus computers, you can only open the Australian Standard in Adobe Acrobat.
  • If you try to open the Australian Standard in your browser, you will see an error message


Check the Digital rights management FAQ if you have problems opening standards.

Open Adobe Acrobat and sign in

Melbourne Polytechnic computers already have Adobe Acrobat installed.

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

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

  • Choose Company or School Account.
  • Enter your Melbourne Polytechnic email address and password.
  • Tick Don't show this again and select Yes to stay signed in.


Once you have signed into Adobe Acrobat use it to open your Australian Standard. Click the File menu and Open, and go to the Downloads folder to find the downloaded Australian Standards.

If it doesn't appear, try exiting and starting Adobe Acrobat again.

If an error message occurs check that the global object security policy has been disabled.

To do this:

  1. Select Edit from the top menu
  2. Choose Preferences 
  3. Select JavaScript from the left-hand column
  4. Untick Enable global object security policy
  5. Click OK

Standards for trade 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.

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