How it Works

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The CodeMark Australia Scheme (the Scheme) is a building product certification scheme owned by the Commonwealth of Australia acting on behalf of the Commonwealth and all States and Territories.

It supports the use of new and innovative building products, in specified circumstances, by providing a nationally accepted process for demonstrating compliance with the requirements of Volumes One and Two of the NCC, also known as the Building Code of Australia or BCA.

Who is responsible for the administration of the scheme?

The Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand (JAS‑ANZ) is the Scheme Administrator and Accreditation Body for CodeMark Australia. Only JAS- ANZ accredited Certification Bodies can issue CodeMark Australia Certificates of Conformity.

How do I get a product certified under the CodeMark Australia scheme?

Accredited CodeMark Certification Bodies are responsible for evaluating applications for Certificates of Conformity in accordance with the CodeMark Australia Scheme Rules. Certificates of Conformity can only be issued for products that need to comply with the BCA. If you are considering applying for a Certificate of Conformity, you should contact one of the CodeMark Certification Bodies listed on the JAS-ANZ website to find out what information you need to supply, what fees will be charged and how long the process is likely to take.

The cost of CodeMark certification will depend on a number of factors, including the quality of supporting evidence submitted about the product’s compliance and the complexity of the evaluation needed. Fees for CodeMark certification is a commercial arrangement between the applicant and the CodeMark Certification Body.

The information you may need to supply to a CodeMark Certification Body could include:

  • a clear scope of use for the product
  • the relevant BCA provisions the certification is to cover
  • product technical information/specifications
  • product test results
  • any independent assessments or appraisals.

More Information

To find out how to become an accredited CodeMark Certification Body or to obtain more detail about the Scheme please contact JAS-ANZ.

The CodeMark Australia Certification Scheme Rules

Contains information about the administration and operation of the CodeMark Australia Scheme for certification of building products. Read More