Australian Steel Institute - New Standard AS/NZS 5131 Round

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Australian Steel Institute, Steelwork Compliance Australia (SCA) - National Structural Steel Compliance Scheme (NSSCS)

The Department of Commerce in collaboration with the Australian Steel Institute is offering financial assistance of 75 per cent of certification costs (to a maximum of $10,000) to support eligible steel fabricators, galvanisers and finishers for the new Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Standard for Australia (AS/NZS 5131).

This 11th round of the Industry Facilitation and Support Program (IFSP) seeks to assist the sector to improve its competitiveness, capacity and capability to deliver steelwork to major markets and to also improve local companies’ attractiveness in important markets such as resources, government and defence.

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Australian Steel Institute logo, by Industry Development Directorate

Australian Steel Institute

The Australian Steel Institute is the nation's peak body representing the entire steel supply chain.

Steelwork Compliance Australia
Steelwork Compliance Australia, by Industry Development Directorate

Steelwork Compliance Australian

The objective of Steelwork Compliance Australia is to provide quality compliance certification for the supply, fabrication and erection of structural steelwork to be used in Australia.

 

The AS/NZS 5131 Standard defines good practice for fabrication and erection of structural steelwork for projects in Australia, and is the basis for the new National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS), and has an emphasis on risk management, traceability and accountability. 

The process of SCA certification for structural steelwork fabricators varies according to the Construction Category applied for and has been structured to be responsive to ongoing assessment and the evolving competency of the fabricator.

Funding

Funding is available for:

  • The engagement of temporary expert / consultancy services to gain certification to the National Structural Steelwork Compliance Scheme (NSSCS) Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Standard for Australia AS/NZS5131; delivered by the independent certification body Steel Compliance Australia (SCA).

The IFSP assistance will be available to:

  • Meet the cost of Stage 1 (Desktop audit) as carried out by SCA.
  • Once progressing to Stage 2 (Site Audit), cover the expenses for Stage 2 as identified by SCA in order to achieve accreditation.

Level of funding

Applicants can claim up to 75% of approved eligible expenditure to a maximum of $10,000.

Should the applicant not progress to Stage 2 of the process, reimbursement will be limited to a pro-rata payment in accordance with expenditure already incurred.

Payment under the IFSP will only be made to a successful applicant following the submission to the Department of written evidence that the activity has been completed and paid for.

Applications

For further information please contact: Andrew Griggs on Tel: (08) 6552 9323 or Email: industry.participation@commerce.wa.gov.au

Application form

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User guide

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 It is recommended that those interested in applying check the eligibility criteria contained within the application form. 

The Department of Commerce in collaboration with the Australian Steel Institute is offering financial assistance of 75 per cent of certification costs (to a maximum of $10,000) to support eligible steel fabricators, galvanisers and finishers for the new Steelwork Fabrication and Erection Standard for Australia (AS/NZS 5131).

The new AS/NZS 5131

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