The National Copyright Unit on behalf of the Copyright Advisory Group for TAFEs

Applicant(s)

  • The National Copyright Unit on behalf of the Copyright Advisory Group for TAFEs

Target(s)

TargetNotification numberDate lodged
Standards AustraliaCB10000484-115/11/2022
SAI GlobalCB10000484-215/11/2022
TechstreetCB10000484-315/11/2022

Summary

The National Copyright Unit (NCU), on behalf of the Copyright Advisory Group for TAFEs (CAG TAFE) and its members, Victorian TAFEs (as listed in Annexure A of the Notification) and other TAFE entities who may elect to join this group in the future (together, the Notifying Parties), lodged a notification to enable the Notifying Parties to:

  • collectively bargain with Standards Australia, SAI Global and/or Techstreet (as relevant) a fit for purpose licence or licence terms for the use of standards in TAFE institutions, and
  • authorise NCU to represent the Notifying Parties in the event of any dispute resolution process with Standards Australia, Global Australia and/or Techstreet

(the Notified Conduct).

The Notified Conduct is voluntary and no TAFEs will be compelled to participate – each TAFE may negotiate with Standards Australia, SAI Global and/or Techstreet on an individual basis if they wish.

The Notified Conduct does not extend to collective boycott activity.

On 2 February 2023, the ACCC decided not to object to the notification. The legal protection provided by the notification commenced on 29 November 2022 and will continue until 14 November 2032, unless withdrawn or revoked. Further information about the ACCC’s decision is available in the Statement of Reasons below.

Notifications

Document title Date

Decisions

Document title Date

ACCC correspondence

Submissions

Document title Date